Halloween Treat Recipes That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat (Almost)

by Justina Huddleston
Oct 13, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. ET

The nights are getting darker, the air is growing chilly and pumpkins are suddenly everywhere. It's Halloween season, and for most of us, that means one thing: snack time! As kids, we got our fix by going door to door and asking strangers for candy. In college, we raided the clearance shelves the day after Halloween for discounted candy and chocolate. But now? It's go big or go home, baby, and luckily, making Halloween treats that are (almost) too cute to eat is a lot easier than it seems.

Stock up on edible googly eyes and black sprinkles, and don't forget the chocolate. With just a little attention to detail, you'll be churning out Halloween snacks and sweets that are even better looking than your costume. You have the rest of the year to eat food that looks like itself; this Halloween, even your dessert will be dressed to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

This post was sponsored by HERSHEY'S KISSES.

1 /12: Halloween candy bark

1/12 :Halloween candy bark

Use your leftover Halloween candy to make this sweet chocolate bark

2 /12: Ghostly meringue pops

2/12 :Ghostly meringue pops

Clouds of meringue are baked until crispy to make these cute ghost pops.

3 /12: Edible witch hats

3/12 :Edible witch hats

HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates and a swirl of licorice transform these cookies into witchy delights.

4 /12: Pumpkin spice truffles

4/12 :Pumpkin spice truffles

Googly eyes make these pumpkin spice truffles into wide-eyed wonders you'll feel a little bad about devouring. 

5 /12: Spiderweb cupcakes

5/12 :Spiderweb cupcakes

Mashmallows pair deliciously with HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates to make this spiderweb cupcake.

6 /12: Sweet & spooky Halloween snack mix

6/12 :Sweet & spooky Halloween snack mix

Marshmallows and an edible food pen are all you need to transform this sweet and salty snack mix

7 /12: Pumpkin chai witch hat cookies

7/12 :Pumpkin chai witch hat cookies

Pumpkin Spice HERSHEY'S KISSES chocolates bring a new dimension of flavor to these chai-spiced cookies.

8 /12: Almond butter ghost bites

8/12 :Almond butter ghost bites

These sweet treats made with almond butter are spookily healthy too. 

9 /12: Easy Halloween jalapeño mummies

9/12 :Easy Halloween jalapeño mummies

Savory treats prep your palate for even more candy, so put out a tray of these mummified jalapeño poppers.

10 /12: Candy corn pretzels

10/12 :Candy corn pretzels

Why settle for small candy corn when you could get your fix in a major way with this jumbo version

11 /12: Halloween bones & blood

11/12 :Halloween bones & blood

Meringue mini bones and raspberry blood make for an eerie Halloween snack.

12 /12: Spider cookies

12/12 :Spider cookies

HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates create the base of the spooky spider in this cookie.