Unlike cupcakes, you typically don’t decorate muffins to look like pumpkins, zombies, or witches hats.
So the only qualification for Halloween muffins is that they’re super scrumptious.
And all 10 of these Halloween muffins recipes are exactly that.
From rich, moist Starbucks pumpkin muffins to the cheesy, savory pepperoni pizza muffins, they’re all yummy.
And the great thing about these muffins is that you can make them any time of the year, as they aren’t holiday-specific.
Though, if you’re looking for delightful homemade treats to give out on Halloween, you can’t really beat these, either.
So check out this list and see which ones are your favorites.
10 Best Muffins for Halloween
1. Pumpkin Muffins
It just isn’t fall – or Halloween – without plenty of pumpkin-flavored treats, so these copycat Starbucks pumpkin muffins are the perfect Halloween muffin.
They’re fluffy and moist, and they taste phenomenal whether you add the swirl of icing on top or not.
You can also make two dozen in just 40 minutes, so that’s a significant point in their favor.
2. Galaxy Chocolate Chunk Muffins
If you’re expecting sparkling silver and gold swirls and edible stars in these Galaxy muffins, you might be a bit disappointed, until you bite into one of them, of course.
After that, you won’t care what they look like – or what they don’t look like – because these decadent double chocolate muffins are spectacular.
They’re called Galaxy muffins because you’ll use Galaxy chocolate (the UK name for Dove chocolate) instead of chocolate chips to make the chunks.
They’re absolutely delicious, and the creamy Dove (Galaxy) chocolate chunks make all the difference.
3. Toffee Chocolate Chip Muffins
These warm, airy muffins take chocolate chip muffins to a whole new level. That’s because you’ll add toffee chips to them, as well.
The cupcakes are light and fluffy, but the tops get crumbly and crispy, and the whole thing tastes like a mix between a Heath bar and a cupcake.
Seriously, what’s not to love?
4. Double Chocolate Nutella and Pretzel Filled Muffins
One of the things that makes Halloween so great is all the expected excess.
The costumes are over-the-top; we eat too much candy, and the pranks would be a bit much any other day of the year.
In terms of excess, these double chocolate Nutella and pretzel-filled muffins fit right in!
Along with everyday baking ingredients, you’ll also need cocoa powder, milk, plain Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Nutella, and mini-hard pretzels.
They’re soft with crunchy centers, chocolatey, nutty, and wonderfully salty. They’re incredible.
5. Pancake Mix Muffins
If you enjoy muffins but don’t always like their dense, sometimes dry texture, you’ll probably really enjoy these pancake muffins.
They’re lighter, moister, and thanks to the honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, they have a fantastic taste that everyone can enjoy.
Add a bit of syrup to them for an even tastier treat.
6. S’mores Muffins
If these s’mores muffins look like they’re popped open and exploding with gooey yumminess, that’s because they are!
These delectable treats have everything that makes muffins fantastic and more.
The “more” includes graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme.
They really do taste like s’mores, which is the point, of course, but these taste so much like s’mores that you’ll swear that’s what you’re eating.
And don’t worry if they look a bit messy; that just means they’re even better. After all, all the tastiest things in life are at least a little bit messy.
7. Snickerdoodle Muffins
Snickerdoodle cookies are extremely popular with my circle of friends, so these snickerdoodle muffins are always a massive hit.
Somehow, though, I never seem to have enough, no matter how many I make!
Fortunately, you can prepare and bake a dozen in less than 40 minutes, so you can always whip up another batch if you run out.
And you will run out since everyone loves these muffins. They’re light, moist, and have a delightful vanilla and cinnamon kick to them.
But it’s the topping that really makes these so phenomenal, and it’s so simple that you’ll find it nearly impossible to believe that something so easy could taste so good.
All you’ll need to make it is sugar, cinnamon, and butter. It may only use three ingredients, but it’s divine, nonetheless.
8. Peanut Butter Muffins with Mini Reese’s Cups
Of course, if you’re a Reese’s fanatic like me, you might prefer these peanut butter and chocolate muffins to the snickerdoodle ones, or any of the others on this list, for that matter.
These take only 10 minutes of prep and another 20 to cook, and all you’ll need is flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, eggs, whole milk, raw sugar, and vanilla extract.
Oh, and the secret ingredient – Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups. You’ll add one to the batter of each muffin before baking it.
Then, you’ll coat them in raw sugar, bake for 20 minutes, and you’re all set.
9. Applesauce Muffins
If you enjoy muffins that are so moist they nearly fall apart in your hands, then these applesauce muffins are the ideal choice for you.
They taste incredible! You’ll make them not just with applesauce but with sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, giving them that fantastic Autumn flavor that you just can’t beat.
You can also add chopped walnuts and top them with a cinnamon-sugar mixture for extra decadence.
10. Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
Unlike the rest of the offerings on this list, pizza muffins are savory, not sweet, but if you’re hosting a Halloween party for a bunch of kids, these will be a hit.
As usual, you’ll need flour, baking powder, an egg, and milk.
However, instead of sweet ingredients, you’ll add red pepper flakes, pizza sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, and lots of Italian seasoning.
Each one is like a tinier, fluffier version of an authentic pizza. And take my word for it: The kids won’t be the only people who love them.
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