Halloween Recipes: Scream Cheese Brownies and Oreo Cookie Pops

Do you have some Halloween recipes that are a real treat for your kiddos?  Themed Halloween food is a unique way to get creative and extend the Halloween fun into the kitchen.

cream cheese brownies

We at Kids Activities Blog love Halloween…and we love food…so we couldn’t pass up sharing these wonderful ideas for Halloween desserts with you.

Scream Cheese Brownies

This first recipe is a fun twist to traditional brownies, & bringing kids to help in the kitchen is a great way to sneak in some learning!

Use 1 box brownie mix.  Prepare batter according to box directions.  Or you could use your own made-from-scratch recipe.

Cream Cheese Top Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • orange food coloring (optional)

Prepare brownie batter according to the box directions.   Pour ½ of the brownie batter into a  9×13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and flour.  Mix until combined well.

Add orange food coloring until you reach the desired color.

Spread cream cheese mixture on top.

Drop remaining brownie batter on top and pull a knife through to make swirl patterns.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until center is set.  Let cool before cutting into squares!

Halloween Oreo Pops

These little treats are fun to eat & even more fun to share as gifts!   And what child doesn’t love helping with SPRINKLES!!!  Lots and lots of sprinkles!!

halloween oreo pop

  • You will need:
  • 1 bag chocolate cream-filled cookies
  • lollipop sticks
  • white chocolate chips
  • SPRINKLES!!
  • wax paper
  • broom (unless you like crunching on sprinkles underfoot for days)

Halloween Recipes for desserts

Insert a lollipop stick into each Oreo.

Melt the white chocolate according to package directions.

Spoon melted chocolate over Oreo pops until entire pop is covered.  Make sure the white chocolate touches goes up against the stick, otherwise it will slide out.

Lay pop on wax paper, & while still melty, let the kids sprinkle Halloween or Fall themed sprinkles all over.  What a fun mess!

I like to put them in the freezer to set the chocolate faster, and once they are solid, wrap them in plastic sleeves for gift giving.  Be sure to save some for yourself though.  They are sure tasty!

More Kids Activities for Making Halloween Desserts

Have fun with these Halloween recipes and get creative in the kitchen.  What is your favorite Halloween food?  We have lots of great Halloween desserts to share with you and they make fun kids activities too.


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About Heather

Heather spends time homeschooling, raising 3 great kids, & traveling with her family. She loves folding laundry but hates putting it away. She shares a love of Disney World with her Hubby, she's a cruise fanatic, & bird-watching hobbyist. You can follow her on Twitter as @CrazyZeus1.