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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.

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

As the young guests arrived, we joked about “finger food,” then offered them Fingers of Fright. Their eyes widened at the sight of these chewy digits made with circus peanut candies. Jelly beans cut in half lengthwise are pressed in for the fingernails.

"Boo"-rrific Kisses

"Boo"-rrific Kisses

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen turned cute meringue cookies into these whimsical kisses, perfect for Halloween. With just 15 calories, each little treat can be enjoyed guilt-free! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

This spiced cheesecake makes an appearance on my Halloween table every year. Folks get a kick out of the candy web and chocolate spiders. — Bev Kotowich, Winnepeg, Manitoba
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Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Every Halloween, I'd have a batch of these cookies waiting for my kids when they came home from school so they could decorate their own. Eventually, they started bringing friends home to join in the fun.

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

Black Widow Bites

Black Widow Bites

Black Widow Bites

Our home economists add even more fun to Halloween with these candy spiders resting on a chocolate cookie web. Little goblins will be delighted with these sweet treats.

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

Spiderweb Cheesecake

Spiderweb Cheesecake

Spiderweb Cheesecake

The trick to this tempting treat is pulling a toothpick through rings of melted chocolate to create the web effect. "This no-bake cream cheese pie goes together quickly and tastes delicious," assures Jan White, Plainview, Nebraska. "It's fun to serve, too, because it never fails to draw comments."

Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Our Test Kitchen staff used cinnamon and chocolate to give a fun and tasty twist to traditional caramel apples. Rolled in nuts, coconut or colorful candies, they'll delight kids of all ages.
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