Halloween is just around the corner and you still haven’t come up with a costume idea. What’s easy, quick and easy to make? Baking! We’ve compiled a list of easy halloween baking ideas that will give you that perfect spooky look for this halloween season. You’ll need to conjure up some ghoulish green icing, grab yourself a witch hat from the dollar store and enjoy these easy treats!
1. Eyeball cupcakes
This easy halloween baking idea is easy to make and delicious. Simply bake the cupcakes as you would normally, then frost them with chocolate buttercream icing. Draw circles on top of each cake using a toothpick dipped in melted chocolate, and place an eyeball candy inside each circle. Finally, sprinkle some chopped nuts over the top for added texture and flavor.
The Eyeball Cupcake is perfect if you need something easy to whip up for your next Halloween party! The best part about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make and can easily be made ahead of time (just store the unbaked cupcakes in an airtight container). All you need are a few ingredients like flour, sugar, baking soda, chocolate chips, butter, vanilla extract, milk, cocoa powder and salt to make this easy halloween baking idea.
2. Candy Corn Cookies – Easy Halloween Baking Ideas
Candy corn cookies are easy to make and easy to eat. They’re perfect for Halloween parties, school treats, or just when you want something sweet! It’s easy to bake them too- all you’ll need is a few ingredients that can be found in your pantry or kitchen drawer. Once they’re baked up, these festive goodies will disappear right before your eyes! So what are you waiting for? Get baking!
What you’ll need to do:
1. Cream the butter, sugars, salt, vanilla extract, and almond extract until it is light in color and fluffy.
2. Add the flour to the sugar mixture about 1/4 cup at a time until combined completely. Do not over-mix or else your cookies will spread more during baking!
3. Fold in the candy corn by hand, keeping it light and easy so you don’t over-mix your dough.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and grease two baking trays with non-stick cooking spray or butter. Place cookies using either a spoon or cookie baller, making sure to leave room in between each cookie for them to spread while baking. Place cookies on the tray and bake for 13-15 minutes or until they are set but not browned.
5. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the tray with a spatula .
3. Spoon Cookies
Spoon Cookies are easy to make and can be made with any type of cookie dough.
It’s easy to buy the ingredients at the store, no need for fussing in the kitchen! This is a fun recipe if you want something easy but still yummy. The cookies come out flat on top which makes them easy to decorate. A quick way to get some Halloween spirit into your house without too much effort!
– Preheat oven 350 degrees F (180 C)
– Grease only one baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
– Prepare your favorite chocolate, sugar cookie or vanilla cake batter according to package directions.
– Drop spoonfuls of batter onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
– Bake 7-9 minutes until cookies are set and lightly browned.
– Cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Witch’s Brew – Easy Halloween Baking Ideas
One easy Halloween recipe that you can whip up in a snap is Witch’s Brew. All you need are a few common kitchen ingredients, and of course some imagination! Start by filling your pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Then add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt and butter until the mixture has thickened. Once it starts boiling again, add green food dye or green Jello for an eerie effect. Serve while piping hot!
5. No Bake Dirt Cake
It’s easy to find recipes for baking cakes, but what about those of us who don’t own an oven? No Bake Dirt Cake is a great option. It requires no baking or heating up the kitchen!
The dirt cake is made from a chocolate pudding mix and whipped topping. The first layer is topped with crushed Oreos and then coconut flakes. The second layer gets crushed Oreos as well as some chocolate syrup drizzled on top. Finally, dark chocolate shavings are sprinkled on top to make it look like dirt! Kids will love this easy Halloween dessert recipe that tastes delicious too!
6. Witch Hat Cookies
A witch hat cookie is easy to make and easy to eat. It’s a simple treat that will have your kids excited for Halloween!
The best part about this recipe is the easy-to-follow instructions you won’t be able to mess up, even if you wanted to. All you need are three ingredients: sugar cookies, frosting, and something edible for the top of the hat–like chocolate chips or sprinkles. Follow these easy steps below.
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
2) Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or silicone mats; set aside.
3) Roll out dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds; cut out 2 inch circles with a round cookie cutter. Transfer rounds to the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart; use scraps to re-roll dough and cut out more circles. If you want the witch hat cookies to have holes in them, cut small x’s into the center of each cookie using the tip of a fork.
4) Bake for 7 minutes or until firm and lightly golden around the edges.
5) Let stand on a sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
6) Decorate cooled cookies using a clean piping bag filled with vanilla buttercream icing, fitted with a small round tip (or you could use any easy-to-pipe color of frosting). Just make sure you have a generous amount of frosting in the bag to give each hat a nice, thick layer.
7) Top with sprinkles or a chocolate chip for the point at the top of the witch hat!
8) Share and enjoy!
7. Monster Brownie Pops – Easy Halloween Baking Ideas
This easy halloween baking idea is perfect for kids who love to help in the kitchen. It’s easy, fun, and delicious!
You’ll need: brownie mix, frosting or icing of your choice, candy eyes or sprinkles for decoration. Bake the brownies according to package instructions. Allow them to cool completely before cutting them into squares. Spread a thin layer of frosting on top so they don’t dry out while you work with them (or add an additional layer if desired). Cut each square in half diagonally and place one eye at the tip of each triangle point (the bottom should be cut off). To make monster mouth pops, use frosting instead of icing; insert two chocolate chips sideways for teeth, and a pretzel stick for the tongue.
8. Eyeball Cake Pops
Eyeball cake pops are easy to make and a quick way of getting into the Halloween spirit. You can also use them as an easy and fun treat for any occasion during the year. They’re easy enough that even kids can help out with this recipe, making it a great idea for family bonding time or birthday parties. And if you want to get really creative with your eyeballs, you could always try different colors!
9. Spider Webs Brownies
Brownies are easy to make and easy to decorate. The brownie itself is just a chocolate cake in disguise, so you can add anything you want on top of it without changing the basic taste or texture. For Halloween, one good idea is spider webs.
Spider web brownies are easy to make: Spread melted chocolate over the surface of baked brownies and let them cool completely before cutting into squares, then use a knife or spoon dipped in hot water to create designs out of melted chocolate. Once the designs have set up a bit (about 10 minutes), draw lines from one end of your design towards another with an icing pen that has been fitted with a very narrow tip. You can also cover all or part of the brownies with chocolate chips.
10. Mummy Oreos
Mummy Oreos are easy to make. You just need a package of Oreo cookies, frosting tinted black, and candy eyes for the mummy’s face. Start by using your hands or a knife to carefully cut out “eyes” from the center of two Oreo cookies so that you have two halves with no hole in the middle. Then attach these to either side of an unopened package of brown-tinted vanilla frosting (or use chocolate if desired). Use more frosting as needed to create spikes on the head for hair and arms at each shoulder—and then add candy eyes! The mummy is ready.
The recipe is easy enough that kids can even help prepare it themselves; but because the cookies are so easy to bite into, it may not be a good choice for trick-or-treaters with easy access to the treats at your house.
We hope this list of easy halloween baking ideas has helped you get started with creating a spook-tacular event. From simple cookie recipes to more complicated cupcake and cake designs, we’ve compiled some easy ways for you to bake up delicious treats that are sure to delight your guests on Halloween night! Happy Baking!