Halloween desserts are usually all about the candy, but why should the day’s indulgence end there? Let the team at Seattle’s premier luxury appliance service share our favorite Halloween dessert recipes from boozy screamsicles to Dracula dentures and more! These treats promise dessert decadence for kids and adults alike, no tricks about it.
Halloween Dessert Recipes That Are So Easy It’s Scary
Halloween activities can leave little time for baking, especially when trick or treaters keep the doorbell ringing. These easy Halloween dessert recipes use basic ingredients that come together in minutes with something special for the young and old(er).
Dracula never bit into anything as delicious as these cookies. Yet, this is one of those easy Halloween dessert recipes made easier by using premade chocolate chip cookie dough. Once baked, cut each cookie in half, add red food coloring to vanilla frosting and spread a thin layer on each half. Line each cookie’s rounded edge with mini marshmallows and add slivered almonds for fangs. We think you’ll smile right along with this tasty treat.
- Premade chocolate chip cookie dough
- Store-bought vanilla frosting
- Red food coloring
- Mini marshmallows
- Slivered almonds
Boozy Screamsicle Shakes
Who says Halloween dessert ideas are just for kids? These spiked sherbert shakes provide a little fun for the grownups too. Combine orange sherbert, vanilla vodka, and milk in a blender and decorate serving glasses with chocolate syrup and crushed Oreos. Pour equal amounts of the spiked creamsicle into each glass and garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and Oreo crumbs. One sip, and you’ll be celebrating.
- Orange Sherbert
- Chocolate Syrup
- Vanilla Vodka
- Whipped Cream
- Halloween sprinkles
Brownie Bat Truffles
Homemade Halloween treats don’t always involve baking. These adorable bat truffles can be just as delicious with store-bought brownies when you’re short on time (or patience). Roughly crumble the brownies by hand and combine with chocolate frosting until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into small balls, add an Oreo cookie half to each side and freeze for 2 hours. Dip each bat in melted chocolate, roll in black sanding sugar and add candy eyes for a treat that’s spooky and sweet.
- Chocolate frosting
- Oreo Cookies
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- Black sanding sugar
- Candy eyes or M&Ms
Halloween Jell-O Shots
Halloween food ideas can bring out the kid in all of us and Jell-O shots are an adult treat that’s pure nostalgia. Prepare each Jell-O packet in separate bowls according to the package instructions, spiking each color with vodka. Mix a separate bowl of sweetened condensed milk with unflavored gelatin. Pour a teaspoon of one color in each cup of a mini muffin pan and freeze for three minutes. Repeat the pattern with each Jell-O color and the condensed milk. Of all our Halloween dessert recipes, we promise this will take away autumn’s chill from the inside, out.
- Unflavored gelatin
- Grape, melon, and peach-flavored Jell-O, 1 packet each
- Sweetened condensed milk
We hope these easy Halloween treats add to your family’s enjoyment of our favorite fall holiday. Looking for sweets that make the most of autumn’s flavors? Check out our list of more seasonal dessert recipes.