Easy Ghost Cookies {No Bake}

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Quick and easy ghost cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. These sweet and salty Halloween cookies are fun to make with kids.

Halloween is one time of the year where I let my creativity run wild and come up with wacky edible crafts. So, get ready to see lots of cool and “spook-tacular” treats such as this Halloween Cake (Twizzler Cake) and this Easy Monster Cake. Today’s treat is sweet and salty and crunchy and oh so good! If you are planning a Kids Halloween Party, make sure these bite sized snacks are on your menu. They are really easy to make with just store bought supplies. Kids can even put them together by themselves, which is awesome!

Easy Ghost Cookies on Patterned Background

How To Make Easy Ghost Cookies?

  1. Pour melted chocolate– On each cracker.
  2. Add marshmallows– On top of each cracker.
  3. Place the ghost candy– In the center.
  4. Add confetti sprinkles– And you are done!

Variations For Spooky Ghost Biscuits

Ghost sugar cookies– These Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe {Soft And Chewy} and this Chocolate Sugar Cookies {Cut out} would make great bases for these ghost cookies. You can use cookie cutters to cut out circle or square shapes.

Nutter butter ghosts– Use nutter butters in place of saltine crackers for another option. You can also dip the entire Nutter Butter in melted white chocolate, let it set and then, add then pipe eyes and mouth with black icing.

Use other store-bought cookies– Instead of saltine crackers use graham crackers, Milano cookies, or chocolate chip or whatever you prefer.

Replace melted chocolate with frosting– Such as Brown Sugar Frosting {So Fluffy}, Easy Orange Frosting {Buttercream Frosting}, Chocolate Ganache Frosting {2 Ingredients}, or this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Sprinkle shredded coconut – For additional flavor and texture.

Use seasonal Halloween sprinkles– These can be found at most grocery stores or craft stores.

Add a layer of peanut butter– Spread a thin layer of peanut butter before adding the melted chocolate on top for a sweet, salty, and savory flavor!

Partially Eaten Halloween Cookies

Tips And Techniques

What chocolate to use? I used semisweet chocolate, but you can use dark or white, or whatever you prefer.

How to melt chocolate? Add chocolate in a bowl. Heat bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals stirring between each heating, until fully melted.

Use colorful marshmallows– They usually have holiday themed marshmallows in most grocery stores. The colorful marshmallows would make a fun addition to these cookies.

Make ahead instructions– These can be made one day in advance without any issues.

Closeup Shot of Spooky Cookies for Halloween


Room temperature– In a cookie jar for 2-3 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing these because the saltine crackers will become soggy upon thawing.

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Ghost Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick and easy ghost cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. These Halloween cookies are fun to make with kids.
Yield: 10 crackers


  • 10 Saltine crackers, Can replace with easy cut out sugar cookies with cake mix
  • 1 cup Semisweet chocolate, Melted
  • 1/4 cup Homemade sprinkles, Can use store-bought sprinkles too
  • 10 Ghost candies, Can be found in the seasonal aisle at grocery stores or Wilton's website
  • 20-30 Mini marshmallows


  • Pour a teaspoon of melted chocolate on each cracker.
  • Toss a few marshmallows on top of each cracker.
  • Stick the ghost candy in the center.
  • Finally, toss some confetti sprinkles and enjoy.


  • The ghost candies are made by Wilton and you can find them in the cake decorating aisle at Wal Mart or Michaels.
  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for 2-3 days. 


Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 179
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Easy Ghost Cookies {No Bake}”

  1. I am loving all the Halloween treats popping up everywhere, but this one is super super cute!!

  2. I love the Ghost Crackers.. where did you find the Ghost candies…. Who makes them… I can not find them. Help !!!

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