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All treats with no tricks


As college students, most of us are short on two things: time and money. Here are some quick, easy and inexpensive Halloween recipes that will leave you (and your roommates) smiling and ready for fall!

Emergency Halloween Trail Mix

If all else fails, add some candy corn to a dish and include Halloween in the name! This recipe is super easy and you probably already have most of these things in your cabinet. Try this when you’re in a rush and need a quick, seasonal dish.





Chocolate Chips

Gummy Bears


Mixed Nuts


Candy Corn

Feel free to be creative and add anything else!


Find a big bowl and throw everything inside of the bowl. Make sure it’s mixed well.


The Best Pumpkin Spice Cookies

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin and spice. This recipe takes approximately 10 minutes to prep and 10 to 12 minutes to bake. You can make them on a Friday night with your favorite Halloween movie playing in the background. Serve them warm with a bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream or mixed in with a platter of other cookies to liven things up a bit.


1 cup butter, room temperature

12 cup sugar

12 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

14 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Have some ungreased baking sheets ready.

In a large mixing bowl, add cream butter and sugars together until the mix is light and fluffy.

Blend in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract.

In separate a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Mix flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture.

Drop tablespoons of dough 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until golden around the edges.

Remove the cookies and transfer to cooling racks.