18 vintage Halloween treats: Yummy homemade Halloween desserts you can still make today

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Halloween treats Yummy homemade Halloween desserts you can still make today

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Recipes for easy classic Halloween desserts

Some things never go out of style, and retro Halloween treats never should!

We have collected a treasure trove of creepy-but-fun Halloween desserts from seasons past, many of them culled from ads in old magazines and newspapers. And, as you can see, they largely stand the test of time.

We have recipes for the old-school homemade Halloween favorites: caramel apples and caramel corn, a pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling — and even a clever witch cake!

Halloween treats made easy

But it’s the convenience foods and Halloween-themed candies and other sweets that emerged mid century and beyond that really gave rise to Halloween treats that are not only ingenious, but ridiculously easy, too!

You can make an impressive array of ghostly creations using Jell-O, Cool Whip and packaged candies and cookies (Oreos make a particularly foundational graveyard dirt).

So let’s get to it!

AND DON’T MISS: Meet ‘n Treat retro Halloween party: An extra fun ’70s alternative to trick or treat

Also see: Retro Halloween costumes: See 4 decades of cool kid disguises

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