50 Spooky Halloween Treats to Make and Sell This Year

As an entrepreneur who loves Halloween, I‘ve explored popular treats, analyzed sales data and tapped into consumer demand to discover the top-selling Halloween goodies you can create for spine-chilling profits.

Beyond just baked treats, consider branching out into candies, drinks, healthier alternatives and more—the opportunities are endless for frighteningly delicious innovations! In this guide, I‘ll provide detailed recommendations with ingredients, preparation tips, pricing suggestions and clever promotional ideas to make your Halloween shop a scream.

Sweet Spider Cupcakes

  • Ingredients: Box cake mix, white frosting, candy eyes, licorice
  • Directions: Bake cupcakes per box instructions. Pipe webbed frosting onto orange cupcakes, add licorice legs and candy eyes to create "spiders."
  • Pricing: $2.50 each or $25 per dozen
  • Promotion: Offer discounted multi-packs for Halloween parties

Vampire Hot Chocolate

  • Ingredients: Milk, white chocolate chips, red food coloring, mini marshmallows
  • Directions: Heat milk and stir in chocolate until smooth. Mix in coloring for a "blood" effect. Top with marshmallow "fangs."
  • Pricing: $4 medium, $5 large
  • Promotion: Bundle with a Halloween cookie pack

Ghostly Popcorn Balls

  • Ingredients: Marshmallows, butter, popcorn, white chocolate, candy eyes
  • Directions: Melt marshmallows and butter, then mix into popcorn. Form balls, chill until firm, then dip bottoms in melted white chocolate and attach candy eyes.
  • Pricing: $3 each or 4 for $10
  • Promotion: Hand out free samples ahead of Halloween

Skeleton Cupcake Toppers

  • Ingredients: White fondant, black edible ink, powdered sugar
  • Directions: Roll out fondant to 1⁄4 inch and cut into skeleton shapes with cookie cutters. Use ink to add skeleton details. Attach to iced cupcakes with powdered sugar "glue."
  • Pricing: $7 for set of 5
  • Promotion: Sell undecorated fondant toppers for DIY-lovers

Zombie Brain Jello Shots

  • Ingredients: Lime jello, cherry or strawberry jello, condensed milk, vodka, grenadine syrup
  • Directions: Make both jellos separately per package instructions. Mix together with condensed milk, vodka and grenadine. Pour into brain mold pan and refrigerate 4 hours to set.
  • Pricing: $2 per shot
  • Promotion: Offer discounted batches for Halloween parties

As you whip up Halloween treats, follow all state cottage food laws. Ensure your kitchen meets sanitation standards, refrigerate perishable items properly and label ingredients for safety. Most importantly, unleash your creativity to deliver frightfully delicious recipes customers will line up to snack on!