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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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Slices of this rich and creamy treat from our Test Kitchen are sure to disappear fast when friends and family try it. Assembled in a convenient graham cracker crust, the fluffy filling has a pleasant orange taste.
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Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie

Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie

Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie

The color alone from the Red Hot candies makes this slab pie an instant hit. It's my absolute favorite because it holds so many family memories for us.—Linda Morten, Somerville, Texas

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

Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

If I had to define the "Betty" of Apple Brown Betty, she'd be a smart and thrifty Southern gal with a knack for creating simple, soul-comforting desserts. In this sweet dish, spiced apples are slow-cooked between layers of cinnamon-raisin bread cubes for a wonderful twist on the traditional oven-baked classic. —Heather Demeritte, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

A flaky, crisp crust hides a moist, tender apple in this Dumpling sent by Roger Slivon from Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Make any meal special with this tasty treat.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Friends and family are always happy to receive these tasty popcorn balls. I love making them as well as eating them! —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

Brownie Spiders

I'm absolutely petrified of real spiders. But I can make an exception for these cute ones made from chocolate. They make perfect Halloween treats.—Ali Ebright, Kansas City, Missouri

Brainy Cake

Brainy Cake

Brainy Cake

My Godson and I made this cake after fun day at the science museum. We've made it several times now, and we get a kick out of experimenting with the frosting colors. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

This is warm, sweet and filling—comfort food at its best! Scoop it up hot from the oven and serve it on those crisp, cool autumn days. &mdash:Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sugar Cookie Scarecrow and Pumpkins

Sugar Cookie Scarecrow and Pumpkins

Sugar Cookie Scarecrow and Pumpkins

To add bushels of fall flavor to your birthday bash, try baking up this cookie scarecrow shaped and decorated by the Crafting Traditions kitchen crew. It starts with Vickie's sugar cookies. "The recipe is a winner with my family and friends," Vickie says. "I am always asked to bring it—or even make it—for people." The scarecrow's easily adapted for other themes besides. For example, try a clown with bouncing balls or an athlete with baseballs instead.—Vickie Wade, Bourbo

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I thought cheesecake and pumpkin pie would be amazing together. This creamy combo won a prize in our local pie contest, so I guess the judges agreed! —Noel Ferry, Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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