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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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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even better than in Quebec. These delicious cookies can be decorated with sprinkles or they're just fine as is.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

I pieced two fluted tube pan cakes together to make this gap-toothed grinner that will make the best-ever centerpiece at your Halloween party. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

One sweet bite of this heavenly carrot cake and you'll be on cloud nine. Not only is the cake moist and flavorful, the icing is truly to-die-for. —Geri Frahm, Gretna, Nebraska
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Mini Spider Bites

Mini Spider Bites

Mini Spider Bites

These little cupcakes are almost too sweet to eat! Let the kids help you assemble the charmers and you can teach a science lesson, too—what a great way to teach that all spiders have eight legs! —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Party Caramel Apples

Party Caramel Apples

Party Caramel Apples

I like to decorate my caramel apples with red-hot candies, mini M&M's, jimmies and other small candies. You can really have fun with these. — Natalie Bremson, Plantation, Florida

Spiced Apple Cheesecake

Spiced Apple Cheesecake

Spiced Apple Cheesecake

When you live in apple country, you get the privilege of selecting the apples and recipes you want for year-round enjoyment. Granny Smith apples are tart and crisp. Combined with cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg, they make a delightful topping for a cheesecake of the Pacific Northwest. —Grace Hughes, Oroville, Washington

Spiderweb Brownies

Spiderweb Brownies

Spiderweb Brownies

To decorate these moist brownies for Halloween, I drizzle a chocolate spiderweb on their white icing. They're so delicious and chocolaty...you'll find yourself making them for gatherings throughout the year. —Sandy Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

There's no trick to making these Halloween-flavored cupcakes. By using a convenient cake mix, you can turn them out in a jiffy. Simplify them even more with canned frosting.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

This tender spice cake has flecks of sweet potatoes and is so moist that you can dig into it without any frosting. I, however, like a little dollop of sweetness. So, I add a bit of frosting directly on each warm slice. The frosting melts into the cake and it is fabulous. —Emma Chapman, Springfield, Missouri

Candy Bar Meringue Torte

Candy Bar Meringue Torte

Candy Bar Meringue Torte

This is one of those "Where did you get this recipe?" creations! It's simple to make ahead, so it's perfect for having on hand for a large gathering. This is a wonderful finish to a holiday meal or when guests drop by. —Karen Nemeth, Fort McMurray, Alberta

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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