The arrival of autumn means it’s time to enjoy fall flavors like apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and caramel. It’s also a time to enjoy festive occasions: harvest parties, Halloween gatherings, football tailgates, and other fall-themed get-togethers.
For your next fall occasion, try making one of these creative, delicious treats. They’re sure to be the star of any fall festivity!
- Caramel Apple Cupcakes
These tasty caramel-topped cupcakes will be a hit with children and adults alike. The combination of spice cake, apples, and even toasted pecans offers a comforting and delicious taste of fall. And if spice cake isn’t your thing, try substituting carrot cake mix!
Get the full recipe from Taste of Home.
- Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats
No list of fall treats would be complete without pumpkin spice – the fall flavor that packs coffee houses with seasonal coffee enthusiasts! Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats are homemade Rice Krispie Treats jazzed up with pumpkin and pumpkin spice. They’re perfect for a party, a football game, a bonfire, or even as a fun after-school snack for the kids. The best part: They only take about 10 minutes to make!
Get the full recipe at Momma Makes Joy.
- Apple Pie Baked Apples
For an adorable – and healthier – twist on apple pie, try these Apple Pie Baked Apples. Hollowed out apples are re-filled with baked apples, cinnamon, and sugar, then topped with a pie dough lattice. After being baked to a golden brown, the apples are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, drizzled with caramel, and enjoyed.
Get the full recipe at Delish.
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars
If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, or if you’re looking for something healthier, try these Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars. Ingredients include pitted dates, protein powder, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and shredded coconut. Feel free to substitute any of these ingredients to fit your tastes.
Get the full recipe at Nutrition in the Kitch.
- Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Your sweet tooth and desire to eat healthily can find common ground with these Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious – but they include whole wheat flour, instant oats, and no butter or sugar. They’re sweetened with pumpkin puree and pure maple syrup, and even your kids will enjoy these wholesomely delicious treats.
Get the full recipe at Amy’s Healthy Baking.
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Acorns
These cute, kid-friendly treats feature the heavenly combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Plus, you only need three ingredients: mini chocolate chips, NutterButter cookies, and Hershey’s Kisses. If you’re concerned about peanut allergies, you can substitute Ritz Bits or Vanilla Wafers for the NutterButters.
Get the full recipe at Honey and Butter.
- Pumpkin Patch Brownies
Pumpkin Patch Brownies are perfect for a Halloween party, and they’re easy to make too! Brownies, chocolate icing, chocolate sandwich cookies, and mellowcreme pumpkins are used to create adorably edible pumpkin patches. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can include the optional Popsicle stick pumpkin patch signs.
Get the full recipe at Mom Endeavors.
- Spider Nest Candies
Your kids will love helping you make these simple, Halloween-themed candies. You’ll only need five ingredients: white baking chips, shortening, crispy chow mein noodles, spider candies, and jelly beans. And no baking is required; just a little microwaving.
Get the full recipe at Taste of Home.
- Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzels
We’ll round out our list of Halloween goodies with a (slightly) healthier treat that will delight children and adults alike. These chocolate-covered pretzels are easy to make, and you can decorate them in a variety of fun ways. Use candy eyes, sprinkles, and candy corns to decorate. You can even get your guests involved in decorating their own pretzels.
Get the full recipe at Like Mother Like Daughter.
- Apple-Raisin Cinnamon Bun Pie
Impress your party guests with this creative Apple-Raisin Cinnamon Bun Pie, which also makes a delicious addition to the dessert table at a holiday dinner. It may look like a pan of cinnamon buns, but cut into the cinnamon-bun crust to reveal an apple and golden raisin filling, sweetened with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Get the full recipe at Food Network.
Whether you’re making snacks for an adult gathering, a kids’ Halloween party, a tailgate, or just to celebrate the season, you and your guests are sure to “fall” in love with these delicious seasonal treats!