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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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Our children look forward to helping me bake these cute cat cookies each year. They've become experts at making the faces with candy corn and Red-Hots. —Kathy Stock, Levasy, Missouri
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Day of the Dead Cookies

Day of the Dead Cookies

Day of the Dead Cookies

I make these almond butter cookies for all occasions. In the spring, I cut them in flower shapes and insert a lollipop stick in them to make a bouquet. Using candies, food coloring and a wild imagination, try your hand at this Halloween-inspired version. —Kristine Fossmeyer, Huntley, Illinois

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

I'm absolutely petrified of real spiders. But I can make an exception for these cute ones made from chocolate. They make perfect Halloween treats.—Ali Ebright, Kansas City, Missouri

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

There are many good sweet potato pies out there, but this one doesn't contain milk. It does have a splash of whiskey and a hint of lemon. —Suzanne Smith, Maumee, OH
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Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

These jack-o'-lanterns may look spooky on the outside, but inside is a creamy, sweet treat. The classic flavor of pumpkin pie spice will have all your ghosts and goblins screaming for more! Karalee Helminak, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fall Pear Pie

Fall Pear Pie

Fall Pear Pie

A wide slice of this festive fruity pie is a great end to a delicious meal. The mellow flavor of pears is a refreshing alternative to the more common pies for the holidays. It's nice to serve a dessert that's a little unexpected. -Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, HI

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-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches

These friendly faces will elicit smiles from friends and family. You can use homemade or purchased sugar cookies in this recipe. —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

My grandma used to make a version of this for me when I was a little girl. She would make it using fresh apples from her tree in the back yard. I've adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans, and caramel.—Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri

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

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

This cobbler is warm, sweet and filling—comfort food at its best! This is great for those crisp and cool autumn days. It tastes best when served warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

Pumpkin Patch Pie

If you'd like to make pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin, here's and easy recipe that eliminates the guesswork. Use a pie pumpkin for maximum flavor.—Jane Van Deusen, Oneonta, New York
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