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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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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

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Mom gave me this recipe when I was married. It’s been in our family for generations. Young and old alike devour these scrumptious sugar cookies while I eat up the praise.—Josie Bochek, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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
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Caramel Apple Fondue

Caramel Apple Fondue

Caramel Apple Fondue

I like to serve this warm caramel dip with sliced apples while we're watching football games on Sunday afternoons. It really warms us up. —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

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

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

These fun cookies are chock-full of chewy gumdrops. I use red and green ones at Christmas, black and orange for Halloween and pastel shades for Easter. I've made this recipe for years and find that kids really get a kick out of the cookies with a candy surprise inside!

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies

Hosting a Halloween party? Use a cookie cutter to easily cut these homemade chocolate brownies into pumpkin shapes, then give them personality with orange, black and green frosting. Our grandchildren think these are great. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

Mousse-Filled Witches' Hats

Mousse-Filled Witches' Hats

Mousse-Filled Witches' Hats

These cute chocolate-covered treats will magically disappear at your house. Prepare these sugar cones filled with a creamy homemade mousse for your little goblins this Halloween. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mummy Cupcakes

Mummy Cupcakes

Mummy Cupcakes

These Halloween mummies are not scary at all! Their bright blue eyes and cute little smiles will enchant your party guests.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

This cake is constantly requested by my family. Its yellow and orange toppings make it the perfect dessert for a Halloween party. —Eileen Travis, Ukiah, California

Devil's Food Snack Cake

Devil's Food Snack Cake

Devil's Food Snack Cake

My husband and his friends request this cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. To create a fun motif on the plates, trace a shape onto paper and cut out. Hold the stencil over a plate and dust with cocoa powder. —Julie Danler, Bel Aire, Kansas
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