Kids of all ages will want to pitch in when it comes time to roll the ropes of colored dough for these cute candy canes. Peppermint extract carries the flavor on through, so the cookies taste as good as they look.
Cooked in the microwave, these desserts offer a time-saving twist on tradition. They're stuffed with dried cherries, nuts and brown sugar, drizzled with their own juices and served warm for a homey, comforting dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
From North Richland Hills, Texas, Laurie LaClair shares this make-ahead delight that's just in time for your Halloween bash. "I dreamed up this wonderful concoction when I was yearning for the creamy orange ice cream treat of my childhood," she writes.
"We fell in love with this recipe the very first time we tried it," relates Carol Gillespie from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "Not only do the cookie crust and thick rich chocolate topping come together easily, but adults like the layered dessert as much as children do," she points out.
These cute chocolate-covered treats will magically disappear at your house. Prepare these sugar cones filled with a creamy homemade mousse for your little goblins this Halloween. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
From Marguerite Shaeffer comes this pretty pink gelatin mold bursting with raspberry flavor. "If you like, garnish it with more berries and a dollop of light whipped topping," she urges from her Sewell, New Jersey kitchen.