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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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It's perfectly okay for young ones to play with this food! The edible dough made by our kitchen staff is ideal for modeling as well as munching. So encourage the tots at your gathering to create spooky stuff—then invite them to eat their efforts.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Eyeball Cookies

Eyeball Cookies

Eyeball Cookies

All eyes will definitely be on these adorable cookies when they're set on any buffet table. I created them for my son's kindergarten class for Halloween. —Sherry Lee, Columbus, Ohio

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois
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Marshmallow Witches

Marshmallow Witches

Marshmallow Witches

Get ready for an assembly line, because these no-bake marshmallow witches are easy to prepare, and kids will love helping. They're perfect for gatherings because a dozen can be put together in just 30 minutes. Or whip up an extra batch, put them in plastic wrap, and tie with curly orange or black ribbon for festive party favors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Serve the treats with a mug of hot chai tea or ice-cold milk, and no one will be able to resist them. —Jacque Sue Meyer, Lohman, Missouri

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I love to play with cheesecakes by mixing and matching flavors. This one with pumpkin and maple is the star of our Thanksgiving spread. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Giant Molasses Cookies

Giant Molasses Cookies

Giant Molasses Cookies

My family always requests these soft molasses cookies. These chewy molasses cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts or to troops overseas. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These spiced peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

I came up with these brownies as a way to use up my son's leftover Halloween candy. You can tint the cream cheese orange for a spooky touch. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grv, Utah

Melted Witch Puddles

Melted Witch Puddles

Melted Witch Puddles

In honor of the doomed wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz," we had fun fashioning these simply delicious snacks using a variety of convenience foods. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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