Dorm Friendly Halloween Treats

Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features and A&E Editor

Other than Halloween costumes and events, the season also brings some tasty, spooky treats. However, being stuck in a dorm room with limited access to cooking appliances can pose a problem for creating these treats. Have no fear though! There are still plenty of simple and even some no-bake recipes to fill that delicious, sweet, Halloween craving. 



Dirt-Dirt is a childhood classic that will kick in the nostalgia of Halloween. Plus it’s customizable. Not only is it an easy recipe, but it’s also a no-bake recipe so that all you need is a fridge. 


  • Vanilla or chocolate instant pudding mix
  • Container of cool whip
  • Oreos (or similar cookies)
  • Milk
  • Gummy worms or graham crackers for gravestones (or any other decoration)
  1. Mix the pudding mix along with however much cold milk the pudding calls for and let it sit to set. 
  2. Add the container of cool whip to the pudding and mix it in carefully. Then transfer to a pan.
  3. Crush up the Oreo cookies and sprinkle them over the pudding mixture to create the “graveyard dirt.”
  4. From there, add whatever topping is preferred. The dirt can be made into a graveyard or be left as a spooky dirt treat with worms throughout. 


Rice Krispy Treats

For this recipe, a way to melt marshmallows and butter is needed, but other than that there’s no baking needed. Rice Krispies are another customizable treat that can be dipped in colored melted chocolate or add any other decorations to make them into ghosts, pumpkins, or whatever else the heart desires. (Note: Recipe can be cut in half to make a smaller portion.)


  • Two bags of mini marshmallows
  • 1.5 sticks of unsalted butter
  • Nine cups of rice cereal
  1. Melt the unsalted butter then add marshmallows till they’re melted as well. Keep mixing until they’re fully mixed together. 
  2. Once mixed, fold in the cereal until every bit is covered in the marshmallow mix. 
  3. From there, form the treats into whatever shape and set them out to set for at least an hour. 
  4. After they’re set, feel free to decorate in melted chocolate or whatever is desired.


Caramel Apple Dippers

This isn’t so much a recipe but more of a simple treat idea to fulfill those fall cravings. While caramel apples can be a pain to each, dippers are easy to serve. If a microwave isn’t available to melt the caramels, a pre-made caramel dip can always be bought instead. 


  • Apples
  • Soft Caramels
  • Milk
  1. Slice apples into dipper shapes. 
  2. Add caramels and about 2 tablespoons of milk to a bowl in the microwave and microwave for one minute. 
  3. Take the bowl out carefully and stir the mixture. 
  4. Microwave caramel mixture for another one to two minutes, being sure to stir to get all the lumps out. 
  5. Let the mixture cool a bit before eating.
  6. It’s optional to add cups of sprinkles, chocolate chips, or nuts to dip in after dipping the apple slices in caramel and enjoy. 


Witches’ Brooms

This is a two item recipe that makes super cute, mini witches’ brooms. These treats would be perfect to share with roommates and can be made quickly. 


  • Mini Reese’s cups
  • Mini pretzel rods
  1. Unwrap mini Reese’s cups and place them bigger/top side down on a plate.
  2. Stick mini pretzel rods in the bottom of the Reese’s cups, and the witches’ brooms are complete. 


Oreo Truffle Eyes

This recipe is a bit more complex than the others but the results are worth the time and effort. Oreo truffle balls are usually used as a Christmas treat, but, by using white melting chocolate, little eyeballs can be made to make it Halloween themed. 


  • One package of Oreos (or similar cookies)
  • Six ounces of cream cheese
  • Two cups of melting white chocolates
  • Ready to pipe green (or whatever color) icing
  • M&M’s
  1. Crush up Oreos until fine and mix with the softened cream cheese. 
  2. Form balls out of the mixture and place onto a plate or baking sheet.
  3. Freeze the truffle balls for 30 minutes. 
  4. Melt the white chocolate at 15-second intervals until it’s smooth and melted. Be sure not to overcook the chocolate. 
  5. Remove truffles from the freezer and dip the balls into the white chocolate, placing back onto the sheet or plate after they’re dipped. 
  6. Allow the truffles to harden either at room temperature or in the fridge before decorating. 
  7. Use the green (or whatever color) icing to pipe a dot on top of the truffle ball and place an M&M on top of the frosting to finish the eyeball. 
  8. Refrigerate when done decorating.