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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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Jack-o'-Lantern Pops

Jack-o'-Lantern Pops

Jack-o'-Lantern Pops

As soon as they see these pumpkin pops, your little ghouls’ and goblins’ faces will light right up. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio

Spooky Cookie Cottage

Spooky Cookie Cottage

Spooky Cookie Cottage

Halloween's at hand, and ghosts have to live someplace. Why not spirit them away to this cute—and delicious—haunted house? —Joanne Woelein, Etobicoke, Ontario

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
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Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

These cute coffin sandwiches our Test Kitchen created are such a breeze to decorate, kids could do it themselves. With ice cream sandwiches and the toppings of their choice, the frozen snacks are ready in a snap.

Halloween Caramel Apples

Halloween Caramel Apples

Halloween Caramel Apples

A chocolate drizzle sprinkled with crushed candy makes ordinary caramel apples especially yummy—like the fancy ones in some candy shops. Be sure to start with the apples at room temperature so the caramel won’t slip off like it tends to on chilled apples.

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

Ultimate Caramel Apples

Ultimate Caramel Apples

Ultimate Caramel Apples

I have such a sweet tooth that I’ve been known to make a dessert just to satisfy my craving. One day when I was in the mood for caramel, I came up with these fun treats. —Clarissa Loyd, Mineral Wells, Texas

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Rich chocolaty cupcakes include a cream cheese surprise. Get kids in on the fun by letting them help decorate. ‐Mrs. Walter Jacobson, Ashland, Ohio

Cherry Mice

Cherry Mice

Cherry Mice

Say cheese! Our sweet little mice are so cute, you'll want to take a picture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gingerbread Skeletons

Gingerbread Skeletons

Gingerbread Skeletons

Any small gingerbread boy cookie cutter can take on new "life" with these classic cookies. Give him some cat friends, too. The more the merrier! —Dore' Merrick Grabski, Utica, New York

Kid's Play Dough

Kid's Play Dough

Kid's Play Dough

It's perfectly okay for young ones to play with this food! The edible dough made by our kitchen staff is ideal for modeling as well as munching. So encourage the tots at your gathering to create spooky stuff—then invite them to eat their efforts.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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