Coffee is great no matter what time of year. However, it’s even better when it’s spooky! So in the spirit of the spooky season, I have compiled a list of the top 5 scary Halloween Coffee recipes.
These recipes will wow your guests at your next Halloween party.
1. Haunted Mocha Pumpkin Cups
Making mocha pumpkin cups is like making regular pudding cups but with coffee and pumpkin flavors. You start by using chocolate pudding instead of milk, then you add Oreos and pumpkin candy. Then you decorate the cups with more candy, so they look like a pumpkin patch.
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 packet of Oreos
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 cup of strong coffee
- 1 package of pumpkin candies
- Green Sour Straw Candy (optional)
To make the pudding, follow the directions on the box and substitute one cup of milk with coffee. Add one packet of Oreos to a zipper bag and crush until you get a smooth texture. Stack your layers in this order: chocolate pudding, Oreos, and then repeat.
Lastly, decorate your pudding with pumpkin-shaped candy and sour straws to resemble a pumpkin patch.
2. Boo Espresso Brownies
Espresso brownies are made with many of the same ingredients as regular brownies, including brownie mix, eggs, butter or margarine, sugar, and chocolate cookies. But they have a few additional ingredients that make them especially tasty: coffee or any other strong-flavored liquid and pumpkin-flavored candy.
When baking espresso brownies, you can easily substitute butter for vegetable oil or any full-bodied coffee for espresso. You can also use a wide variety of sweeteners—white powdered sugar, turbinado raw sugar, and honey are just a few options.
- 2 eggs
- 1 box of brownie mix
- 1 package of candy pumpkins
- ¼ cup espresso or strong coffee
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 package of Milano Cookies
- Black icing
- Green icing
Bake the brownies according to the instructions on the box. Once they are done, allow them to cool completely before cutting them into rectangles. While the brownies cool, make the frosting by beating together until well combined: green frosting and black icing pen.
Write RIP on the top half of each Milano cookie with a black icing pen, then stick them into the brownie. Spoon a little green frosting onto the bottom of a pumpkin candy and stick it to the brownie.
3. Sorcerer’s Apple Cider Latte
Hot, spiced holiday coffee and apple cider are a classic combination. To make this delicious Halloween drink, brew a half cup of hot, strong holiday-spiced coffee with a half cup of apple cider. Then, steam frothy steamed milk and top with whipped cream.
Once done with making the latte, it’s now time for some spooky toppings. In this case, those are marshmallows with cute ghostly illustrations. You can decorate the marshmallows with either an edible ink pen or dip a cocktail stick in some food coloring.
After decorating them, slide the cocktail stick into these marshmallows, put it on the cup, and spread some aside.
- ½ cup coffee
- ½ cup apple cider
- Steamed milk of choice
- Whipped cream and honey
- Some white marshmallows
Mix ½ cup of freshly brewed coffee in a mug with ¼ cup of hot apple cider. Steam 1/3 cup of milk and pour it into the mug. Top with whipped cream and drizzle a little honey over it.
4. Ghostly Spiced Cappuccino Cookies
Imagine the combination of spiced cappuccino and the crunchiness of cookies together in one recipe? The recipe is easy and only requires simple baking skills. Considering you are a coffee lover and a big Halloween fan, this recipe is specially made for you.
The following ingredients and steps go into making these cookies:
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1-¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 24 striped chocolate kisses
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-½ teaspoons instant espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and ¼ cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, espresso powder, and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Chill for about 1 hour covered.
Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Shape the dough into 24 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture until it is well coated. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until browned. Top with chocolate kisses, pressing lightly. Let cool slightly on pans before removing to wire racks to cool.
5. Jack-O’-Lantern Latte
This Halloween-inspired latte is a fun twist on the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can enjoy this spooky-fabulous beverage while carving pumpkins, trick or treating, or hosting your friends.
- 8 ounces milk
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix
- Orange food coloring (optional)
- Chocolate chips (optional)
Grab a small saucepan, and combine pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix with milk. Heat on low, stirring regularly. Make sure you don’t boil the mixture.
Prepare two espresso shots, or substitute them with 4 ounces of strong brewed coffee. Drizzle chocolate syrup into a glass. Add the espresso and then pour in the spiced pumpkin milk.
Your spooky Halloween latte is ready to be served! Believe me, it will be one of the best Halloween coffee recipes you’ve ever tried!
If you’re looking for a festive coffee drink to accompany your Halloween festivities, look no further. These scary Halloween coffee recipes are quick and easy but still sure to wow!