Spooky and Spectacular Halloween Recipes for Teens


Spooky S'mores Bars

Ghost S'mores make a great Halloween treat.

You don't even need a campfire to make Spooky S'mores Bars. Instead, you can cook these ghost-shaped marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate right in the oven. Find the full recipe at Imperial Sugar.  


Peanut Butter Pumpkin Lollipop Cookies

These pumpkin lollipops are made with chocolate and peanut butter.

Turn REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins into chocolate covered lollipop cookies. Individually wrapped, they make a great take home gift for Halloween party goers, or they make festive decorations when they're eaten at the party too! Check out the complete recipe.


Chocolate Truffle Spiders

Chocolate truffle spiders are a spooky Halloween snack.

The best Halloween treats are the ones that stare back at you. Chocolate truffles, licorice, and red gummy raspberries create these tasty but creepy little spiders! For the simple instructions on how to assemble these little guys, check out Imperial Sugar


Halloween Cookies on a Stick

Decorate these Halloween cookies on a stick.

There's something about putting cookies on a stick that makes them more festive. And these Halloween cookies on a stick are sure to be a hit at any Halloween party. You can even get teens to decorate their own cookies! HERSHEY'S offers the complete recipe.


Haunted Cookie Cups

Turn ordinary cookies into haunted cookie cups.

Pre-made cookie dough makes these Haunted Cookie Cups a breeze to whip up. Add some whipped topping and chocolate chips, and you've got some festive ghosts on top. Very Best Baking provides the complete recipe.


Freaky Halloween Cake and Pudding Shooters

The Halloween pudding cups are made with instant pudding and devil's food cake.

Devil's food cake and instant pudding are the main ingredients in these freaky dishes. Add a little green food coloring and a few special Halloween toppings, and you'll have a delicious little treat that teens are sure to love. Find the complete recipe at the Daily Meal.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Frankensteins

Turn ordinary cookies into a special Halloween snack.

These Chocolate Chip Frankensteins are more cute than spooky - but they make a festive Halloween snack! Pre-made cookie dough makes them fast to make. Get teens to decorate their own, or make them ahead for a great Halloween party treat. Check out Very Best Baking for the complete recipe.


Mini Caramel Apples

Mini caramel apples taste great with sprinkles.

Rather than making dozens of caramel apples for a large group, try making mini caramel apples. These bite size portions can be dipped in sprinkles, nuts, or other candies. Just add a toothpick. For the complete recipe, go to Imperial Sugar.


Trick or Treats Monster Cups

Monster cupcakes are a great to serve at a Halloween party.

If you're looking for Halloween cupcakes, these monster cupcakes are a lot of fun. Get the kids involved in decorating them and you'll have some delicious Halloween desserts to serve at a party or to enjoy as a family. For the complete recipe and instructions, check out HERSHEY'S website.


Tombstone Brownies

Create tombstone brownies for your teen's Halloween party.

Turn ordinary brownies into a Halloween treat with this tombstone brownie recipe. Chocolate frosting, chocolate candy, and some coconut make these treats extra delicious. 

By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, an international bestselling author of books on mental strength and host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. She delivered one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time.