27 Easy Pumpkin Recipes To Make For Halloween That Are Spooky & Delicious

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Nothing says "Halloween" quite like the one and only pumpkin. This delicious squash is so popular around this time of the year, it only makes sense to brainstorm pumpkin recipes for Halloween. One might argue that learning how to carve pumpkins takes the cake (pie?), but there is no harm in doing both. They are both classic fall activities, after all.

In that case, anything with pumpkin can technically count as a tasty Halloween recipe. But for the sake of partying it up — and for pleasing your sweet tooth — this list focuses on treats and drinks that are easy to split and share. Better yet, many of these recipes involve Halloween motifs like mummies, ghost, and pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins.

At the very least, think about how you serve and present each recipe. Cupcakes can be baked in printed paper cups. Cookie cutters can turn dough into pumpkins or skulls. If all else fails, throw on shaped sprinkles. They will instantly turn any food into a festive Halloween recipe. Find them at craft stores, groceries, or online.

And if you are not planning to throw a Halloween party this year? Invite a few friends over, mix up a few drinks, and make a recipe together. The more fall memories, the better.

1Quick And Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Taste And Tell

When you're pressed for time, a recipe called "quick and easy" fits the bill. These simple pumpkin cupcakes by Taste And Tell might be just what you need for a last-minute get together—or when you're just craving some seasonal treats.

2Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

The Kitchn

Most pumpkin cookie sandwiches call for a pumpkin filling, but these babies by The Kitchen have pumpkin in the cookies. The butter-based frosting recipe is also really easy to make.

3Jack-O-Lantern Spinach Stuffed Pastries

Half Baked Harvest

Who says Halloween is only about chocolate and frosting? This clever stuffed pastry recipe by Half Baked Harvest is the perfect savory treat.

4Bakery-Style Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Cinnamon Buttercream Recipe

Taste And Tell

Impress guests (and yourself) with these bakery-style cookies by Taste And Tell. Between the maple cinnamon butter cream and festive sprinkles, this recipe is sure to be a winner.

5Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Damn Delicious

Pumpkin cupcakes are one thing... but cinnamon cream cheese frosting? Uh, yes please. Visit Damn Delicious for the breakdown.

6Pumpkin Nutella Donuts

Something Swanky

In a season that's about all things pumpkin, you'll be sure to find pumpkin donuts in all the stores. But if you want to make it yourself, head to Something Swanky.

7Cookies And Cream Pumpkin Kiss Brownies

Deliciously Yum

These brownies by Deliciously Yum are stuffed with Pumpkin Spice Kisses and topped with a layer of cookies and cream chocolate. It's basically all of Halloween rolled into one.

8Pumpkin Seed Bark

Something Swanky

This Halloween, save your pumpkin seeds. They can be put to good use with this easy and festive bark recipe by Something Swanky. Feel like being extra? Add edible glitter or Halloween-shaped sprinkles.

9Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

The Comfort Kitchen

Rice Krispie treats are a classic, but come Halloween, it only makes sense to bring in pumpkin spice. The Comfort Of Cooking shows you how.

10Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Taste And Tell

These bars by Taste And Tell are perfect for splitting and sharing, unless you want to keep it all to yourself. Also, how adorable are those whipped cream ghosts?

11Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Food Nasty

With this pumpkin spice oatmeal recipe by Food Nasty, you can eat cookies for Halloween breakfast, and every day after that. If they last that long, at least.

12Pumpkin Mummy Cookies

The Kitchn

The only thing better than pumpkin cookies is mummy pumpkin cookies. Learn how to make these charming treats, which only call for a few ingredients, at The Kitchn.

13Pumpkin Oreo Fudge

Dessert Now Dinner Later

Fudge will be a hit at any Halloween party, especially when it's infused with pumpkin and topped with crushed Oreo cookies. Visit Dessert Now Dinner Later to make this decadent recipe.

14Pumpkin Oreo Muddy Buddies

Something Swanky

With just four ingredients, you can make pumpkin Oreo muddy buddies for a Halloween gathering. Find the how-to at Something Swanky.

15Double Stuffed Pumpkin Pie Oreos

Half Baked Harvest

Not only are these Oreos homemade, but they are double stuffed, too. Head to Half Baked Harvest to learn how to work this Halloween magic.

16Pumpkin Buttercream Filled Macarons with Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Ganache

Dessert Now Dinner Later

Pumpkin buttercream? Pumpkin spice ganache? You're speaking my language, Dessert Now Dinner Later. It doesn't hurt these macarons look like adorable mini pumpkins, too.

17Pumpkin Pie Bites

Bakerella

If you're craving something a bit easier, make these pumpkin pie bites by Bakerella. You can use store-bought pie crust, while the pumpkin filling is infused with cream cheese. Yum.

18Pumpkin Marshmallow Dip

My Baking Addiction

Why does everything seem tastier in dip form? With Chocolate Covered Katie's recipe, you can make a marshmallow dip for graham crackers, pretzels, and more.

19Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Foodie Crush

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, but once you get pumpkin involved, it's exactly what you need for a Halloween party. Learn how to make it with Foodie Crush.

20Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies

Homemade Hooplah

Without their little red eyes, these mummy treats by Homemade Hooplah are just plain ol' truffles. It just goes to show how details change everything.

21Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes

My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin cupcakes are one thing, but once you add maple, that's how you know Halloween is being taken seriously. Find the recipe at My Baking Addiction.

22Pumpkin Seed Bon Bons

The Misfit Baker

These cuties by The Misfit Baker are a must for any grown-up trick-or-treat bag. As an added bonus, they're vegan and gluten-free, so anyone can enjoy them.

23Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

Crazy For Crust

If chocolate or vanilla is more your style, make a pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting and add it to your favorite cupcake. This recipe by Crazy For Crust will turn literally anything into a festive Halloween treat.

24Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie isn't limited to actual pie, you guys. Veggie Primer made a vegan and gluten-free version, and I can't stop drooling.

25Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate

Half Baked Harvest

Whether you're a Muggle or not, this pumpkin butterbeer hot chocolate by Half Baked Harvest is going to make all your dreams come true. See you never, instant hot cocoa.

26Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini

A Beautiful Mess

Drinks can make or break an event, so do it right with a pumpkin cheesecake martini. You'll earn major party cred for this one. Visit A Beautiful Mess for the breakdown.

27Halloween Pumpkin Milkshake

Food Nasty

Want something less boozy? Check out Food Nasty to make a creamy, delicious Halloween pumpkin milkshake. Feel free to use non-dairy ingredients to make a vegan version.