Costumes and candy - that's pretty much Halloween in a nutshell. So it's no surprise that Halloween desserts are an integral part of this spooktacular holiday. It's fun to come up with sinister twists on old favorites - just make the most of what's available in the Halloween aisle and have some fun. Cupcakes are a no-brainer - try these, made with seasonal apple butter - and use orange candy pumpkins, chocolate bats made of icing, and white marshmallow ghosts for cute toppers. Or opt for sugar cookies - tinted icing and sparkly orange sugar are everywhere this time of year. And don't forget caramel apples - they're a holiday icon. When it comes to Halloween, there's no such thing as too scary - or too sweet.
For a spooky good time, decorate these orange and nut cookies with spiders made from small candies and piped icing.
Hats off to these chocolate temptations made from ice cream cones and purchased cookies. Each cone is filled with candy treats before it is attached to the base, making for a sweet surprise.
These pears coated with white chocolate resemble skulls. Simply add the candy faces.
With the best qualities of both a cookie and cake, these spooky whoopie pies will please kids and adults alike.
Fun and tasty little critters are actually sandwich cookies in Halloween disguises. Using vanilla frosting and decorative candies make it easy to create these eerie edibles.
Decorate frozen cheesecake for a simply fun dessert.
A pound cake is cut into rectangles and then decorated with green frosting and candy to make these monster desserts.
A standard cake mix experiences a spooky transformation with canned frosting and a few candy decorations.
Turn a delicious, everyday banana dessert bar into a special-day treat by decorating with fun Halloween candies after cutting into bars.