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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.

Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts

Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts

Pumpkin-Shaped Rollouts

These cookies, cut out in the traditional pumpkin shape, have a non-traditional Halloween flavor added—orange peel. They're delicious! —Margaret Hancock, Camp Verde, Arizona

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

These are the ultimate confectionery tribute to Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin. The little round cakes are surprisingly easy to make—just put two cupcakes together, frost and decorate with vines and leaves. —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered Bugles and chocolate wafers make the witches' hats on these wickedly fun cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Get your kids in on the fun by letting them add the faces to these feline cupcakes. Adults can pipe on the frosting, while the kids decorate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spooky Spider Cake

Spooky Spider Cake

Spooky Spider Cake

Get ready to wow the crowd with this appetizing arachnid. By using different frosting techniques and traditional Halloween candy, you too can create this fun creepy crawler! —Gina M. Feger, Louisville, Kentucky

Monster Cutout Cookies

Monster Cutout Cookies

Monster Cutout Cookies

These spooky masterpieces were created from chewy, spicy gingerbread and creamy royal icing. Your Halloween crowd will scream for more! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake

For a perfect centerpiece at your next Halloween party, try making this cake. Guests will think it is more cute then scary with its decorative ghost on top!—Doree Tateoka, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ghosts in the Graveyard Cake

Ghosts in the Graveyard Cake

Ghosts in the Graveyard Cake

This spooky cake is easy to make and fun to decorate. To save time, bake and freeze the brownies weeks in advance, then thaw at room temperature overnight before decorating.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Stained-Glass Lollipops

Stained-Glass Lollipops

Stained-Glass Lollipops

We concocted these eye-catching delights, perfect for Halloween. Dangle them with fishing line above your spooktacular table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolate Macaroon Critters

Chocolate Macaroon Critters

Chocolate Macaroon Critters

These sweet and yummy treats are easy for kids to help make. They will especially enjoy using the M&M’s to make the faces into a wide variety of expressions—silly, happy and yes, even scary!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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