Halloween Dessert

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.

Spidery Cookie Wreaths

Better Homes and Gardens

For a spooky good time, decorate these orange and nut cookies with spiders made from small candies and piped icing.

Spooky Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorate frozen cheesecake for a simply fun dessert.

Blue Blob

Better Homes and Gardens

Halloween Whoopie Pies

Family Circle

With the best qualities of both a cookie and cake, these spooky whoopie pies will please kids and adults alike.

Alley Cat Pops

Better Homes and Gardens

Wacky Witches

Better Homes and Gardens

Candy-Filled Witches' Hats

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 45 mins

Scary Skulls

Better Homes and Gardens

These pears coated with white chocolate resemble skulls. Simply add the candy faces.

Tombstone Trio

Parents

Batty Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Franken-Faces

Parents

A pound cake is cut into rectangles and then decorated with green frosting and candy to make these monster desserts.

Monster Face Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

A standard cake mix experiences a spooky transformation with canned frosting and a few candy decorations.

Wacky Witches

Parents

Black Velvet Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

Slightly tangy, with a splash of citrus, the creamy frosting that tops this incredible cake will quickly become a favorite go-to in your baking repertoire. Why use vinegar in a cake? This surprising addition adds a bright note that beautifully balances the cake's richness.

Marshmallow Pops

Better Homes and Gardens

Spook your Halloween party guests by offering these spirited marshmallow treats on your snack table.

Total: 10 mins
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