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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.

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand, they can be put together at a moment's notice.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Frightening Fingers

Frightening Fingers

Frightening Fingers

These cookies have become somewhat famous at the school our children attend. One year, I made more than 150 of these "fingers" for their classroom Halloween parties.—Natalie Hyde, Cambridge, Ontario

Bewitching Ice Cream Cones

Bewitching Ice Cream Cones

Bewitching Ice Cream Cones

Both young and old members of my family request these frozen treats every Halloween. It's been a fun tradition around here for many years. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
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Black Cat Cookies

Black Cat Cookies

Black Cat Cookies

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

Witch Hat Treats

Witch Hat Treats

Witch Hat Treats

This clever twist on ordinary marshmallow cereal treats add to the festive feeling around Halloween. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

THIS CREEPY CONFECTION is fast to conjure up...and it's bound to disappear just as quickly! The delicious birthday dessert starts with a homemade chocolate cake kids find hard to resist. For a festive finish, CT's cooks prepared speedy frosting and spread on a ghoulish design with a "Happy Boo-Day" sign.

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Caramel apples get dressed up for this harvesttime holiday with chocolate, nuts and toffee bits. "Cut into wedges, these scrumptious apples are easy to share," says Linda Smith of Frederick, Maryland.

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake-and even more fun to decorate! Our Test Kitchen staff turned out a pair of not-so-scary aliens, but you can let your imagination run wild and create critters, princesses, trains...the sky's the limit. Or save the decorating fun for a party activity, and let the kids top their cakes any way they want.

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Our Test Kitchen home economists guarantee kids of all ages will delight in these funny-faced cupcakes. You can even enlist your little ones to help decorate them, using the candies we suggest or other candies to suit your taste.

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

LIKE MAGIC, these bewitching treats can appear in a flash—and are sure to charm your guests on Halloween! The whimsical witch, pumpkins and candy-filled cauldron consist of marzipan, edible clay that's simple to shape and sweet to eat. You can make it using the basic recipe on the next page. Once you see how easy marzipan is to prepare, you'll likely want to come up with your own creations for Christmas, Easter and other occasions, too!

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Hosting a Halloween party? Use a cookie cutter to easily cut these homemade chocolate brownies into pumpkin shapes, then give them personality with orange, black and green frosting. Our grandchildren think these are great. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
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