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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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Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes are creepy—and easy! Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow "body" under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a "hairy" effect. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa

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

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
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Frankie Cupcakes

Frankie Cupcakes

Frankie Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sure to impress the guests at your Halloween party. They will disappear soon after you set them out!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ghastly Pear Ghosts

Ghastly Pear Ghosts

Ghastly Pear Ghosts

These treats are a fun alternative to traditional caramel apples. Wrap them up and give as gifts at your Halloween party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Halloween Cat Cookies

Halloween Cat Cookies

Halloween Cat Cookies

Trick-or-treaters of all ages will gobble up these adorable cookies. The tasty treats can be served as a swift after-school snack, an appealing addition to a fall bake sale, or a quick contribution to a classroom celebration or ghoulish get-together.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

More fun than frightening, these whimsical witch cupcakes cast their spell on every sweet tooth. —Joan Antonen, Arlington, South Dakota

Fun Caramel Apples

Fun Caramel Apples

Fun Caramel Apples

Charming designs and gooey candy make these caramel apples irresistible. Use apples at room temperature because caramel tends to slip off of chilled apples. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa

Halloween Night Cookie Puzzle

Halloween Night Cookie Puzzle

Halloween Night Cookie Puzzle

A Halloween sleepover can’t be complete without this cookie puzzle. It is easy to make and decorate…and fast to eat! The kids will never stop talking about the puzzle they ate at your house!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

The cupcake batter and frosting contain orange flavors to give them a refreshing, from-scratch taste.—Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
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