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.

See Popular Halloween Dessert Recipes

Candy Bar Cookies: Raid Your Kid's Halloween Candy to Make This Dessert

Raid the candy bin to make this dessert (that doubles as an ideal topping for ice cream!).

Chocolate Mummy Cookies

Betty Crocker

Easy cookie mix jump-starts Halloween cookie fun. Gather the kids and get baking!

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Scarecrow Cake

Betty Crocker

Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help decorate it.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Betty Crocker

For Halloween fun, bake this adorable Jack-o'-Lantern Cake. Everyone will wonder how you did that!

Total: 3 hrs 45 mins

Bat Cheesecake

Pepperidge Farm

Scare away your Halloween sweet tooth with this hauntingly delicious dessert, featuring a swirl of chocolate in a creamy, orange tinted cheesecake, topped with easy to make bat cookies.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Witchly Cupcakes

Betty Crocker

Cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and candies make witchly cupcakes anything but scary.

Total: 2 hrs 10 mins


Betty Crocker

Need a party activity? Let the kids decorate cereal pumpkins, using their imaginations and a few extras.

Total: 45 mins

Ghoulish Cookies

Betty Crocker

Treat the kids to cookies they can decorate themselves. What could be more fun?

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Spooky Bat Brownies

Betty Crocker

Transform an easy brownie mix into "spook-tacular" brownies. All you need is powdered sugar.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

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 Kooky Cupcakes

Betty Crocker

Cupcake creations are sweet and 1-2-3 easy! Have some kooky fun.

Total: 2 hrs 10 mins

Easy Scarecrow Cake

Betty Crocker

Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help decorate it.

Total: 3 hrs

Spooky Brownies

Betty Crocker

Spooktacular fun and scrumptious eating are coming your way! Gather your goblins to share lots of baking tricks and treats.

Total: 3 hrs 10 mins

Wickedly Tasty Witch


This playful cupcake is a delicious way to celebrate Halloween or a child who loves the Wizard of Oz. Get the kids involved in making the graham cracker houses.

Blue Blob

Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Fondant

Ladies' Home Journal

Pumpkin spice cakes are decorated with orange fondant and green candy to make them look like little pumpkins for a fun fall dessert.

Total: 2 hrs

Spooky Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorate frozen cheesecake for a simply fun dessert.

Halloween Dessert  Recipes: Take your pick!
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