Whether you are sending Halloween treats into your child's classroom Halloween party, hosting a party in your home, or just want to hand out something besides the store-wrapped candy bar to trick or treaters — these simple Halloween recipes are fun to eat and easy to make. Here are three treats the kids won't be able to resist.

Eyeballs on a Stick

What's creepier than eating an eyeball? Here's what you'll need for these scarily-good Halloween treats.


  • 12 doughnut holes (you can use any variety of doughnuts: glazed, cake, chocolate glazed)
  • 2 bags white chocolate chips
  • 12 semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red decorator frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 Kebab sticks

Melt white chocolate chips and oil over low heat or in a crockpot. You will want to keep it warm while preparing the eyeballs. Stab each doughnut with a kebab stick, and dunk it into the melted white chocolate to fully coat and cover the doughnut.

Press a semisweet chocolate chip into the center of the doughnut hole and put the sticks into a mug to allow the chocolate to harden. Once the chocolate has set, use the red decorator frosting to add veins from the chocolate chip pupil out and around the eyeball.

Witch Hat Cookies

Whip up a bunch of cookies in the shape of witch hats in a matter of minutes:


  • 1 package fudge-striped cookies (32 cookies in a package)
  • 32 unwrapped milk chocolate kisses
  • 1 small tube orange or red decorator frosting

Turn the fudge-striped cookies upside down and put a small amount of decorator frosting in the center of each. Press a chocolate kiss on the frosting as the top of your witch hat. Use decorator frosting to add a small bow around the base of each chocolate kiss.

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

Use refrigerated cookie dough to make these adorable pumpkin cookies quickly, but everyone will think you spent all day in the kitchen preparing them! If you are concerned with peanut butter allergies, you can make these with sugar cookies, too!


  • 1 roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup orange decorator sugar sprinkles
  • 14 pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • 1 egg yolk

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Stir cookie dough, egg yolk and flour in a bowl. Pour orange sugar sprinkles into another bowl. Roll cookie dough mixture into 28 balls and then roll in bowl of sugar sprinkles. Insert 1 pretzel half into the top of each cookie ball (the pumpkin stem). Use a toothpick to make lines from top to bottom around each cookie so they look like pumpkins. Bake in oven for 9 to 11 minutes.