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.
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.
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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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the brownie mix, oil, and egg in a bowl.
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.
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.
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
- 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!
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”.
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.
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.
Want more Dollar Tree meal ideas? Check out this list below:
- 3 Dollar Tree Meals You Can Make This Week
- 3 More Dollar Tree Meals
- Breakfast and Dinner Dollar Tree Meals
- Dollar Tree Meals Youtube Playlist
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.