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Budget Friendly Halloween Treats from Dollar Tree

Need to make some treats for a Halloween party? These 2 Dollar Tree Halloween treats are budget friendly and so easy to make!

Halloween season is upon us again, and more than ever we’re looking for budget-friendly ways to celebrate the spookiness!

My family’s not huge on the scary stuff, but we LOVE the candy and treats. And I love using Dollar Tree products in creative ways. So of course, I had to find something to make there for Halloween.

Halloween brownies and pudding cup on a purple tray

These two Halloween desserts can be made for a Halloween party, like as party favors. Or maybe even just a fun treat for you and your family!

This is also a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy. Sure, you’re still eating it; but the best part is, it’s leaving your house quicker!

Why use Dollar Tree for these ingredients?

Dollar Tree may not be the most cost-efficient way of making bulk treats. However, if you have a small family or group, your local dollar store is perfect!

I honestly don’t want a ton of leftover candy and ingredients sitting around the house. So buying smaller packages, though it may cost more per ounce, is better in this situation for me.

Shopping cart filled with ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients I bought at my local Dollar Tree for only 7 dollars:

  • 1 bag brownie mix (You’ll need an egg and vegetable oil if you don’t have them at home)
  • 1 package Snack Pack pudding
  • 1 box Reeses Pieces
  • 1 bag mini Oreos
  • 1 bag Gummi worms
  • 1 bag Autumn mix
  • 1 box Nilla cookies

You don’t have to use all of these- just use whatever you have at home if needed.

The two desserts I’m making with these are fun Halloween brownies, and “dirt” pudding cups!

How to Make Halloween Brownies

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Bowl with brownie mix, egg, and oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the brownie mix, oil, and egg in a bowl.

Casserole dish with unbaked brownie mix

Pour the mix into an 8×8 casserole dish. Don’t put the candies on yet! They might sink to the bottom and we want everything to look pretty on top.

Bake for the time recommended on the bag, minus 5 minutes. Mine said 26 minutes, so I started with 21 minutes.

Casserole dish with baked brownies topped with candy

At that time, remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the candies on top. The best way to do this is crumble the Oreos or larger candies a bit to make sure they cover more space. Add as much as you want!

Place the dish back in the oven and bake for the last 5 minutes. Check with a toothpick when you take it back out.

Brownies on a purple tray

Let the brownies cool completely before cutting into 9 pieces and serve!

How to Make Pudding “Dirt” Cups

Here’s what I used:

  • Snack Packs
  • Oreos
  • Gummi worms
  • Nilla cookies
  • One candy pumpkin

Now remember, I’m using Dollar Tree items. This means I don’t get a lot for the money, so these are small batch desserts. Buy more Snack Packs if you need them!

A pudding cup with crushed Oreos on top

To make just one, crush about 4 of the mini Oreos in a zipper bag. Sprinkle it on top of the pudding to make the “dirt”.

A cutting board with a vanilla wafer, the ends cut off

The vanilla cookie tombstone is super easy! Use a sharp knife to gently cut off both edges of one cookie. Then stick one end into the pudding.

Finished pudding cup with crushed Oreos, vanilla wafer, candy pumpkin, and a gummy worm

Place a pumpkin near the tombstone, then lay one gummi worm on top.

Isn’t this so cute???

I had a lot of fun making these Dollar Tree Halloween treats. There are SO many other great items at Dollar Tree for DIY crafts and other fall decorations, but I love seeing what I can create using food from Dollar Tree.

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