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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.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favorite. The silly monster eyes give these devilish cupcakes some Halloween fun! They are always on my husband's short list for special desserts. —Dawn Koestner, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Purple People-Eater

Purple People-Eater

Purple People-Eater

This googly-eyed cupcake will get tongues wagging! Pretzels, marshmallows and candy help this monster come to life. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
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Orange You Spiky

Orange You Spiky

Orange You Spiky

Don't worry, this cupcake won't hurt a bit. You'll be amazed at what a few chow mein noodles can do when used on this monster cupcake. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Eyes On You

Eyes On You

Eyes On You

Look out! This crazy cupcake only has eyes for you. Don't worry though, he's delicious! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Dracula Cookies

Dracula Cookies

Dracula Cookies

Come late October, friends and family can "count" on having these easily recognizable, darling Dracula cookies. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri

Halloween Pumpkin Bars

Halloween Pumpkin Bars

Halloween Pumpkin Bars

My family loves the warm pumpkin fragrance that wafts through our kitchen on cool fall afternoons when I make these bars. Jack-o'-lantern faces only add to the festive fall flavor. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana

Ghoulish Caramel Apples

Ghoulish Caramel Apples

Ghoulish Caramel Apples

Guests will have almost as much fun trimming these gooey, caramel-apple characters as they’ll have biting into them! Wilma Bailey shares the sweet treats from Sedona, Arizona. TIP: Be sure to start with the apples at room temperature because the caramel tends to slip off on chilled apples.

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Kids will gasp in delight at these adorable ghosts. Juicy strawberries, chocolate and a lick of almond flavor make these little bites a howling success! —Nancy Mueller, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Meringue Bones

Meringue Bones

Meringue Bones

This unique treatment for meringue travels well, too! You will certainly get requests for the recipe, and folks will be surprised at how simple it is! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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
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