67 Unique Halloween Baking Ideas

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Halloween is every child and party planners favorite time of the year! Whether you’re entertaining or looking for a fun weekend activity, this roundup of unique Halloween baking ideas is sure to inspire. I reached out to the blogging community and was blown away with the number of awesome spooky creations bakers have come up with. Take your pick, there’s 67 of them!


I had so many baking ideas to go through, I had to come up with a sensible way to present them all. I’ve created image collages of the best blogger Halloween baking ideas. Each image is a link to the original recipe and tutorial. Ideas are grouped together into cupcakes, cookies, pastries, cakes and more…

Halloween Cupcake Ideas

Cupcakes are always a crowd pleaser, and there are so many creative ideas for Halloween cupcakes. My favorite has to the creepy tentacle cupcakes from Tikkido, something I have never seen before!

Frankinstein-Poop-emoji-Cupcake-recipeFrankenstein Poop Emoji Cupcakes
Spider-cupcakes-halloweenOreo Spider Cupcakes
Butterfinger-frankenstein-cupcakesButterfinger Frankenstein Cupcakes
Witches-Hat-CupcakesWitches Hat Cupcakes
Easy-Halloween-Ghost-Cupcakes-82-lrGhost Cupcakes
Spiderweb cupcakesSpiderweb Cupcakes
Tentacle-Halloween-Baking-Ideas-CupcakeTentacle Cupcakes
Witches Brew CupcakesWitches Brew Cupcakes
Mutilated Zombie Halloween CupcakesMutilated Zombie Cupcakes

I’m also a huge fan of Killer Cupcakes from Mama Loves Food. There are plenty of ready-to-use cake decorations available like these little axes which make decorating cupcakes super simple.

black-cat-cupcakesBlack Cat Cupcakes
Brain-Cupcakes-HalloweenBrain Cupcakes
Spider-Cupcake-ToppersChocolate Spider Cupcakes
Halloween-baking-ideas-graveyard-cupcakesGravestone Cupcakes
Witch-Hat-Cupcakes-HalloweenWitches Hat Cupcakes
Creepy-Halloween-CupcakesSpider Candy Cupcakes
Holloween-baking-ideas-killer-cupcakesKiller Cupcakes
Candy-Corn-CupcakesCandy Corn Cupcakes
Creamsicle-Mini-Orange-CupcakesCreamsicle Jack O Lantern Cupcakes

Halloween Cookie Ideas

My three kids are hounding me to get baking Halloween cookies, and now I have all the inspiration and no excuse! They would definitely find these mummy cookies from Fabulous Habits hilarious. If there’s one thing sure to spook up your cookies it’s some googly eyes…

Dark-Cholocate-Halloween-CookiesDark Chocolate Halloween Cookies
No-Bake-Spooky-Spider-CookiesNo-Bake Spider Cookies
giant-choc-chip-mummy-cookie-picMummy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Spider-peanut-butter-truffle-cookiesSpider Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies
mummy-sugar-cookies-gMummy Sugar Cookies
Candy-Corn-Cookies-SmileCandy Corn Cookies
Halloween monster cookiesHalloween Monster Cookies
Skeleton Gingerbread MenSkeleton Gingerbread Cookies
Colorful Monster CookiesColorful Monster Cookies

Speaking of googly eyes, I absolutely love these Easy Eyeball Chocolate Cookies from The Antony Kitchen. The cracked surface and dusting of sugar makes for the perfect creepy cookie!

Monster-Eyeball-CookiesGreen Monster Cookies
Holloween-Witch-Sugar-CookiesWitches Hat Cookies
Monster-Eyeball-Cookie-PopsMonster Eyeball Cookie Pop
spider-sugar-cookies-halloweenSpiderweb Sugar Cookies
Ghost Sugar CookiesGhost Sugar Cookies
Cyclopse cookiesCyclops Cookies
Halloween-Sugar-Cookies-BatsBat Sugar Cookies
Halloween-Brownie-PizzaHalloween Brownie Pizza
witch-fingers-cookies-halloweenWitches Finger Cookies

Halloween Brownie & Bar Ideas

My kids would definitely enjoy making Frankenstein brownies although I’m not sure they’d end up as tidy as those offered by When is Dinner?. Personally I would love to get stuck into the cat silhouette brownies from Faeries & Fauna… they look delicious!

Halloween-BrowniesChocolate Monster Brownies
Frankenstein-BrowniesFrankenstein Brownies
Candy Corn BrowniesCandy Corn Cookie Bars
Halloween-brownies-with-chocolate-black-catsBlack Cat Brownies
Rice-Krispie-Treats-Mummy-HalloweenMummy Rice Krispie Treats
Mummy Brownies Halloween Baking IdeasMummy Brownies

Halloween Pies & Pastry Ideas

Whether it’s sweet or savory, there is lots of fun to be had with pastry. These unique Halloween baking ideas are all adorable. but I think my favorite has to be the Jack O Lantern Cherry Pies from House of Nash Eats. SO many fun ideas!

Ghost Pop TartsGhost Pop Tarts
Witches-Broomstick-Puff-PastryWitches Broom Puff Pastry
Cholocate-Cherry-Halloween-PieChocolate Cherry Hand Pies
pumpkin-pasties-recipeHogwarts Pumpkin Pasties
Mummy-Pumpkin-Hand-PiesMummy Pumpkin Hand Pies
Mummy-Meatballs-Halloween-BakingMummy Meatballs
Raspberry Mummy PiesRaspberry Mummy Pies
Halloween Pumpkin PieHalloween Pumpkin Pie
Shrunken Head PieShrunken Head Pie

Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas

I recently bought a bundt cake tray and am, yet to use it… I’m feeling a Halloween bundt glaze coming on! I have made a classic unicorn cake in the past and I love this Witch Unicorn Cake from Cupcake Project, perfectly executed!

Monster Bundt CakeMonster Bundt Cake
Chocolate Spider Web CakeChocolate Spider Web Cake
Halloween-Spiderweb-CakeSpider Web Layer Cake
Skull CakeSkull Cake
Witch-Unicorn-CakeWitch Unicorn Cake
Candy Cane Bundt CakeCandy Cane Bundt Cake

Halloween Cake Pops, Truffles, Doughnuts & More

I had a few extra Halloween baking ideas which didn’t fit my categories above but these beauts are too good to miss! The adorable mini Frankenstein cheesecakes from Home Made Interest are a total win. And those Bat Doughnuts from The Simple Sweet Life are perfect!

Halloween-Cake-Pop-GhostGhost Cake Pops
Mummy TrufflesMummy Truffles
Ghost-Doughnuts-Halloween-bakingGhost Doughnuts
Halloween Woopie PiesHalloween Woopie Pies
Ghost-meringuesGhost Meringues
Mummy Cake PopsMummy Cake Pops
Halloween-baking-ideas-bat-doughnutsBat Doughnuts
Mini-Frankenstein-CheesecakesMummy Mini Cheesecakes
Pumpkin Bundt CakesMini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

Lastly, I can’t mention Halloween baking ideas without throwing back to the Night of the Living Gingerbread Cookies I made with Elsie three years ago. So much fun and a bit of a mess… in a good way!

Gingerbread Halloween Zombie Cookies Living Dead

Have fun with your Halloween baking. It’s the one time of year things can be a bit gooey and messy and you can pretend it was planned that way. And if you can’t find something to bake after these 67 baking ideas you are in trouble, ha!

If you are a fellow twin mama looking for costume inspiration for Halloween, check out my post on perfectly coordinated Halloween costumes. And if you’re also looking for pumpkin decorating inspiration check out my post with 13 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas. Happy Halloween!

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Katherine is an electrochemist, hiking enthusiast, and family lifestyle blogger. As a mom of three, including twins, she enjoys DIY, travel, and eating good food. British born, Katherine moved to the US in 2014, and now called Las Vegas home.

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