The ULTIMATE Halloween Spooktacular Roundup!!

Happy Friday, my little goblins!!

Halloween is less than two weeks away but it’s about time you get yourself prepared, methinks. No one likes huge holidays to creep up on them like lurkers in the shadows, am I right? And I’m assuming you all are vastly cooler than myself and have like, tons of really cool Halloween parties to go to.

Notice I said ‘parties’, plural, because I am not even cool enough to be invited to a single party, much less multiple parties, which is ironic because this year, I actually had creative costumes in mind. Also, a lack of friends but that’s neither here nor there, folks.

Anyway, with your calender booked full of spooky Halloween festivities, I thought I’d make my Spooktacular Halloween Roundup early–giving you plenty of time to cook up some creepy treats for your kiddos, coworkers, neighbors, friends, or that superfreakingawesome bash you’re throwing you haven’t invited me to yet (are you mad at me or something?? I’ve been checking my inbox obsessively and it’s so weird but I haven’t seen anything yet.)

Ghoulish Goodies

When science class meets food party, you’re in for a disgustingly cool treat.
Alien Eyeball Cupcakes
Oogy Boogy Brain Cupcakes
Eyeball Truffles
Eyeball Pops

Perfectly Pumpkin-y

For those who prefer celebrating more “traditionally”, stick with pumpkin. It’s crowd-pleasing, uber-delicious, and still festive for the season. Try:
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Dip
Rolo Pretzel Pumpkin Bites
Pumpkin Pie Pops
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Skeletal Sweets

Skeletons are notorious Halloween party-crashers. Celebrate them in style with some seriously sweet treats.
Spooky Skeleton Cupcakes
Mexican Mocha Cupcakes with Kahlua Frosting
Mummy Truffles
Spooky Graveyard Brownie Cakes

Wickedly Devilish Desserts

Worms, witches, slime monsters–oh my! These wickedly cute treats will cast a sugar spell on your little ones.
Witches Stew Cookies
Dirt Cupcakes
Slime Monster Cupcakes
Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Miscellaneous Spooks

When it comes to odds & ends, there’s always something to please someone. Whether it’s giving PB cups a ghostly twist, putting a smile on your favorite zombie-lover’s face, or making a surprisingly elegant cake, these treats will please everyone!
Halloween Bundt Cake
Zombie Truffles
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts
Fall Harvest Munch

Creepy Confections

The most rewarding part of Halloween isn’t the creepiest costume, but rather, the surplus of SUGAR. Recreating classic candy favorites at home or stuffing them into basics switches things up.
Homemade Butterfingers
Homemade Nutty Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter 7-Layer Bars
Monster Munch Popcorn Balls

Toothsome Treats

As a kid, I used to say ‘bite me’ as an insult. Now I’m taking it very, very seriously. These infamous fangs are made of sugar which makes their bite extra sweet. Pick your poison!
Toothy Vampire Cupcakes
Ding Dong Bat Pops
Spider Bites
Silly Vampire Truffles

HOLY MOLY, GUYS. I totally didn’t realize I had SO many Halloween goodies lurking on my computer. If you were previously stumped on what to bring into work or send Timmy to school with, hopefully this enormous roundup will get your dessert wheels turning 🙂 if not give you a cavity through your computer screen but whatevz.

Despite all my ghoulish baking, there were still some Halloween recipes on the interwebs I just had to share with you!

Halloween Marshmallow Pops from I Wash, You Dry
Toothy Monster Cupcakes from Bird On A Cake
Caramel Apple Chewies from Jazzy Gourmet Blog
Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Eyeball Red Velvet Pudding Pie from Crazy For Crust
Candy Corn Bark from Cooking With K
Little Vampire Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker
Tricky Trash Candy from Shugary Sweets
Candy Apple Popcorn Balls from Country Cleaver
Spooky Worm and Spider Nests from A Spicy Perspective
Mummy Twinkie Pops from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Oreo Spider Cake from Cookies and Cups
Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts from BruCrew Life
Monster Munch from Eat-Drink-Love

Duuude. And if you still don’t know what to make, I’m afraid it’s time you go lie down in a dark room and cry for awhile, because after all this insane creativity and these wonderful ideas, if you’re not inspired you’re probably inhuman.

That does it for this roundup. If you’re doing any fun Halloween baking for parties (or uh, want to invite one more lonely partier), send me some pictures on my Facebook, or Twitter; I’d love to see them!

Have a great weekend!

xo, Hayley


  1. How amazing is this post? A one-stop shop for ALL your halloween baking Hayley! I’m so impressed, you are the holiday baking QUEEN! Thank you for linking up to my simple little rice krispie treats!!! Loving your homemade butterfingers!!!

  2. I am so impressed! What an amazing roundup of treats.

  3. You are hereby invited to my party! I know you probably won’t want to come because, well, you hate parties… And we haven’t met in person yet so it might be creepy that I’m even asking… But you don’t deserve to not even be invited to anything!!!! So hey Hayley…. Come to my party with your creative costume! 😀

  4. Wow! That is quite the round-up! I think I have too many options to choose from! 🙂

  5. Wowza! You are the queen of halloween treats! Tres impressive, woman!

  6. You have so many fun and creative Halloween treats…I have some new ones to go check out too:-) If you lived close to me, I would have a party so you and I could chow down on some brains and eyeballs:-) So fun!!!!

  7. You are the Queen of Halloween! who needs a party when you can happily gobble treats all night long

  8. Amazing roundup!!

  9. So many cute and yummy looking recipes! Love that you have a huge roundup! I’m not the biggest Halloween fan, but this has totally gotten me in the spirit 🙂

  10. ohsweetbasil says:

    Holy Roundup!!! And don’t you fret, we never have Halloween parties to go to and all of us adore you

  11. I’d totally invite you to my party if (1) you lived here and (2) I was having one. This round-up is amazing, Hayley! You are a Halloween baking fool!

  12. Wow, you are the queen of creepy baking! No parties in my Halloween plans either, which is ok by me because I have noooo creative costume ideas…although, being pregnant, I’ve seen some pretty hilarious ideas on Pinterest if I wanted to go bare-bellied 🙂 (Which I don’t, obvs :P)

  13. Sooo many Halloween greatness here. Inspiring! I didn’t know you did the brain cupcakes too.. Dude, yours are way better than mine.

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