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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.

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On Parade

Let the kids help make these festive, fun and colorful cupcakes. The quick bread mix makes the cupcakes nice and moist. The footed cupcake holders shown in the photo are available at wilton.com.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Hosts of Ghosts

Hosts of Ghosts

Hosts of Ghosts

This is a simple four-ingredient recipe that can create a wide variety of ghosts, each with a different personality! The filling is very easy to work with, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Midnight Mice

Midnight Mice

Midnight Mice

Put these on a plate and they'll be gone in no time! Kids will love decorating the mice with assorted candies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Flying Bat Cake

Flying Bat Cake

Flying Bat Cake

Packaged cake mix and cookies speed along the preparation of this spooky cake. It can make an easy and impressive centerpiece on your Halloween treat table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spiderweb Candy

Spiderweb Candy

Spiderweb Candy

These yummy candies call for just four ingredients and are so easy to make. They will be the hit of your Halloween party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Witch's Snack Hats

Witch's Snack Hats

Witch's Snack Hats

These treats go over well at parties, but they're guaranteed to be a hit at Halloween parties. They're well worth the prep time. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so fun to whip up and eat! It looks like the worms are crawling out of dirt. Even adults enjoy these! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

I came up with this idea for my youngest daughter's October birthday. Then my son requested it for a school treat. But I knew it was a hit when my oldest daughter took it to a class Halloween party and even her teacher asked for the recipe! —Angie Dierikx, Taylor Ridge, Illinois

Gruesome Green Toes

Gruesome Green Toes

Gruesome Green Toes

With only four ingredients and no baking, you'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time with this treat. It's also a great recipe to make with kids. Even the littlest ones can press the gumdrop "nails" on. —Jamey Jackson, Gile, Wisconsin

Black Cat Brownie

Black Cat Brownie

Black Cat Brownie

“My Mom made this treat for me and my brother every Halloween as we were growing up, " recalls Janice Korsmeyer of Highland, Illinois. "Today, my own daughter enjoys it each year, too. It's so easy to make, always a great hit with children and a fun tradition to pass on.”
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