The spookiest day of the year is right around the corner, and it’s one of the best holidays for bakers. Everyone from young to old is embracing the sweet side of things come October 31st. And there’s no better time to put your best decorating skills to work to please trick-or-treaters of all ages!

These are some of the best baking recipe ideas for Halloween. Whether you’re handing them out to little ghouls and goblins or selling out from your home bakery business, these treats are guaranteed to bring screams of delight and satisfied stomachs this October.

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11 Best Halloween Baking Recipes

Planning a ghoulish Halloween spread this year? These are some of our favorite baking recipes to add to your list.

Mummy Hand Pies


These hand-held treats may be giving you the hairy eyeball, but they’re all sweetness on the inside. Made with a quick and easy paté sucrée pie crust and a seasonal pumpkin spice filling, these cute hand pies are perfect for Halloween but also delicious for the rest of the season––maybe minus the mummy wrapping!

Spooky Halloween Pretzels

These adorable owlish chocolate covered pretzels are easy to put together but pack some serious awe. From Half Baked Harvest, this recipe is perfect to make with kids in the kitchen or to hand out on the 31st for a totally unique trick-or-treat offering.

Dracula Dentures


Once you get passed the not-so-appetizing decorations on these holiday treats from Delish, they’re downright scrumptious. Use your favorite or best-selling cookie for the crust. And fill the center with your best buttercream.

Snickerdoodle cookies with pumpkin spice frosting would be a perfect seasonal pairing!

Vegan Milky Way Bars


This dairy-free and egg-free recipe from Minimalist Baker is sure to please plant-based eaters on your block. When most Halloween candies are off-limits to vegans, why not treat them to a homemade bar that even non-vegans will be reaching for once the secret’s out: these are way better than the store-bought version.

Halloween Snickerdoodles


These cinnamon-spiced soft-baked cookies get dressed up for Halloween with colorful sprinkles. This is the perfect, tamer holiday baking recipe for beginners, with all of the same Halloween charm.

Pumpkin Clove Bars


This is a totally elevated Halloween baking recipe from Now, Forager. It’s perfect for an adult dessert while the kids enjoy their candy haul. With a nutty hazelnut streusel topping and a creamy pumpkin and clove-spiced filling, these cakey bars are great any time of year but especially welcome during the fall.

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake


This gorgeously layered dark chocolate cake from Martha Stewart is a guaranteed show-stopper. Crunchy hazelnuts and decadent chocolate ganache ensure the cake is every bit as delicious as it is spooky. Delicate crepes are an easy way to make a towering cake that has great bones. 

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Mini Spiced Pumpkins


Let everyone––Halloween party guests or happy bakery customers––take home their own mini edible pumpkin for a delightful autumn treat. A simple orange glaze coats light and spongey spice cakes to make individual treats that are just the right balance of spiced and sweet.

Black-and-White Sesame Tarts


While these stunning pudding-topped individual tarts are welcome any time of year, they make an especially elegant Halloween baking recipe. Swirl chocolate and vanilla puddings on top of homemade crisp tart shells for a creamy, cool, and sophisticated fall dessert.

Honeycomb and Chocolate Monster Feet


Described by chef Yotam Ottolenghi as a recipe for kids, these crunchy foot-shaped desserts are welcome by all ages. Make your own crisp honeycomb with your favorite honey for an unexpected, and totally delicious Halloween treat for sharing.

Caramel and Candy Apples


This easy how-to guide answers all your questions about how to make this classic autumn dessert. Use crisp, ripe apples and any of your favorite crunchy, colorful, and sweet toppings to decorate each candy or caramel-covered apple.

With this list of baking recipes for Halloween that span the gamut from sophisticated to spooky to just plain sweet, you’re sure to have satisfied trick-or-treaters this year.

Which recipe did you try out this time? Let us know in the comment below! Also, do help a friend struggling with Halloween Baking Ideas by sharing this post :)

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