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Halloween Desserts

Make desserts for a party or to hand out during trick-or-treat with these spine-tingling recipes for Halloween desserts, including cake, cupcakes, candy, cheesecake, cookies, pie, tortes, trifle, blondies, peanut butter cups, pumpkin mousse, glazed apples and more.

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With the first bite of this moist, old-fashioned dessert, you know you’re home for the holidays. It has a pleasant blend of spices and is loaded with nuts and raisins.
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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter and salty pretzels create a to-die-for truffle. It’s a little bite of decadence and a special indulgence for the holiday season.—Ashley Wisniewski, Champaign, Illinois

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

As a busy mother of six, I welcome any Christmas recipe that's quick, easy and family pleasing. These Snickers-like bars fit that description perfectly!

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Carve out a little time to decorate these Halloween pumpkins with Jack-'o-lantern faces. They're a fun treat to make and share!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Halloween Black Cat Cookies

Halloween Black Cat Cookies

Halloween Black Cat Cookies

I show my students how to make these cookies every Halloween. They usually want to eat them all on the spot! —Tricia Bibb, Hartselle, Alabama

Orange Chocolate Torte

Orange Chocolate Torte

Orange Chocolate Torte

This impressive torte is doubly delicious with chocolate in both the batter and frosting. Orange marmalade adds a bit of tartness.—Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Trick-or-Treat Cake

This fun Halloween cake looks like a giant trick-or-treat bag with lots of sugary candy spilling out of it. I came up with the idea after reminiscing with my sisters about the times we went trick-or-treating together. —Amy McCoy, Huntington Beach, California

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

This eye-catching torte captures the taste of two favorite desserts—angel food cake and pumpkin pie. When you have time, prepare it earlier in the day and refrigerate until serving.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved it...too much! There's a hint of orange in the chocolate crust that makes every bite worth savoring.—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop Ghosts

Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla flavor pleases everyone. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota

Mounds of Bugs

Mounds of Bugs

Mounds of Bugs

If you have helping hands in the kitchen, this is a perfect recipe for you. Kids will squeal with delight when they make these cute bugs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Bread Pudding Pumpkin

Bread Pudding Pumpkin

Bread Pudding Pumpkin

When doing my fall decorating, I'm certain to set aside a few pumpkins for this unique dessert. It adds a festive touch to our Thanksgiving table. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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