60 Haunting Halloween Dessert Recipes to Start Making RN
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60 Haunting Halloween Dessert Recipes to Start Making RN

Let’s face it: Halloween is *all* about the sugar. Sure, there are plenty of sweet and savory Halloween treats to balance things out, but when it gets down to the nitty gritty, we’re all about the desserts. It doesn’t matter if it’s Halloween cookie recipesHalloween cupcake recipes, or just straight candy. When it comes to October 31, sweets reign SUPREME. Keep reading to discover 60 of the most delicious Halloween desserts that the internet has to offer.

1. Brownie Spiders: This is one spider you won’t want to squish. Use chow mein noodles to make the little legs and pop on a couple of edible eyes so they can see their untimely demise. (via Gimme Some Oven)

2. Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pie: Anything bite-sized is always a must-make. Let the kids help plant the pumpkins and they’ll be ready for eating in no time. (via Crazy for Crust)

3. Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake: You just can’t go wrong with candy corn and chocolate. Plus, If you know someone with a Halloween birthday, they would love you forever if you made them this cookie cake. (via Life, Love & Sugar)

4. Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars: These may look like giant candy corns, but they’re actually sweet slices of sugar cookie. We won’t tell anyone if you prefer them over the candy. (via Dessert Now Dinner Later)

5. Cinnamon Sugar Bat Crisps: Crunch away on these homemade cinnamon sugar bat crisps with your favorite dip. Opt for whole wheat tortillas if you desire a healthier version. (via Simply Recipes)

6. Monster Claw Cupcakes: Rawr! These cupcakes may be trying to scare us, but we think they’re just too cute to be frightening. (via Bakingdom)

7. Chocolate Dipped Candy Corn Treats: You’ll definitely want to go for these treats instead of a trick. These candy corn-shaped Rice Krispies are fun to make and will be a hit at any Halloween party. (via Pint-Sized Treasures)

8. Frankenstein Face Cookies: Break out your royally rocking icing skills for these cookies. Don’t worry if you can’t get them perfect, Frankenstein is supposed to look… homemade. (via The Bearfoot Baker)

9. Boo-tiful Halloween Cake: This ghoulish cake with rich chocolate ganache is stunning and sophisticated. When your guests cut into it and find scarlet red velvet cake, they’ll be absolutely delighted. (via I Am Baker)

10. Brownie Brittle Peanut Butter Cookie Ghost Cups: Brownie cups + cream cheese frosting + chocolate chips = these little cuties. Casper would be proud. (via Food Faith Fitness)

11. Gingerbread Mummies: These soft and chewy gingerbread mummies are the ultimate fall treat. Plus, it’s a fun way to repurpose a cookie cutter and recipe that you would normally use just once a year. (via The Suburban Soapbox)

12. Spooky Macarons: These pumpkin and chocolate ganache macarons are turned into Halloween-themed beauties with an edible marker. Use your imagination to create different shapes, words, or spooky faces on each cookie. (via The Proper Pinwheel)

13. Halloween Sugar Cookies: Festive sugar cookies are the way to go no matter what holiday it is. With a little time and patience, you could have intricately designed cookies just like these. (via Annie’s Eats)

14. Devil Horn Chocolate Cupcake: Red food coloring and black fondant turn ordinary cupcakes into something devilish. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want them to be even more wicked. (via Bored Fast Food)

15. Monster Whoopie Pies: The bigger the eyes, the better for these silly monster pies. Is it just us or are you getting serious Beetlejuice vibes? (via Your Cup of Cake)

16. Double Dark Chocolate Oreo Pudding Cookies: The pudding in these cookies makes them so moist and delicious. Mix in chopped Halloween Oreo cookies to add a pop of orange to the dark cookies and give them a festive feel. (via Something Swanky)

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies: Turn thumbprint cookies into spiders with a twitch of your nose. And melted chocolate, edible eyes, and chocolate peanut butter balls, of course. (via A Spicy Perspective)

18. Dirt Pudding Cupcakes: Summon any ghost from beyond with these delectable chocolate cupcakes. Decorating the tops are a breeze thanks to store-bought ghoulish marshmallows and cookie crumble. (via My Baking Addiction)

19. Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops: Green candy melts give these Frankie marshmallow pops their vivid signature color. Pretzel rod bolts and semisweet chocolate hair only add to the deliciousness of this simple treat. (via Just a Taste)

20. Witch Hat Peanut Butter Cookies: You can make these peanut butter hats in a flash. Change up the decorative sprinkles to add some variety and you’ve basically mastered witchcraft. (via Life With the Crust Cut Off)

21. Pumpkin Oreo Cupcakes: Oreo frosting takes this pumpkin cupcake to a whole new level. Let the taste speak for itself and leave the decoration to a minimum. (via Your Cup of Cake)

22. Spider Buttercream Cake: Don’t let these creepy-crawlies scare you. They’re made out of buttercream just like the rest of the frosting, so you can gobble them up. (via The Cookie Writer)

23. Spiderweb Cookie Cake: Turn a cookie cake into a perfect Halloween treat by icing on a spiderweb. Add on a few plastic arachnids before serving for dramatic effect. (via That Skinny Chick Can Bake)

24. Frankenstein Brownies: You don’t need a ton of baking experience to make these cute brownies. All you need is boxed brownie mix, mint frosting, and some easy decorations for Frankie’s head. (via Like Mother, Like Daughter)

25. Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes: The magic is in the details of these intricately decorated cupcakes. From candy bones and gummy worms to edible eyes and a surprise orange filling, there’s no shortage of ingredients in these cauldrons. (via Life Made Simple)

26. Mississippi Blood Pie: A little red food coloring goes a long way to Dracula-fy this Mississippi mud pie. Underneath all of that blood splatter is a sinful chocolate pie filling that you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into. (via Creme de la Crumb)

27. Mummy Twinkies: These no-bake mummy Twinkies are a fun way to play with your food without having to cook. Lucky for you, they only look complicated to make. (via Cincy Shopper)

28. Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake: Halloween *definitely* threw up on this sugar cookie cake (that’s a good thing). The simple base allows you to go crazy with the toppings, which makes for the best type of decoration. (via Lil’ Luna)

29. Monster Eye Cake: Not ready to take on the challenge of a full-blown monster cake? DIY this monster eye cake instead for a fun and creepy dessert. (via The Cake Blog)

30. Halloween Fudge: TBH, we would take this fudge over fun-sized candy any day. If you take the time to separate the chocolate chips from the orange chips in a bag of Halloween morsels, you can even create a fun layered effect with it. (via Crazy for Crust)

31. Spooky Monster Cupcakes: Mummies, spiders, and skeletons — these black and white cupcakes have all the prerequisite characters covered. You may even want to throw in a ghost for good measure. (via Brit + Co)

32. Frankenstein S’mores: Admit it: These s’mores are totally awesome. All you have to do is spread melted green candy melts onto your graham crackers and decorate Frankenstein’s face when it dries. The rest is typical s’mores history! (via The Bearfoot Baker)

33. Minty Fudge Vampire Cookies: Dolled up peppermint patties adorn the tops of these fudgy brownies. There may also be a minty surprise on the inside, but you have to make them in order to find out. (via Tidy Mom)

34. Loaded Peanut Butter Brownies: If you ask us, you can never have enough peanut butter. That’s why there are three different types of peanut butter in this recipe alone. (via Brit + Co)

35. Mean Green Neon Confetti Cake: Glow-in-the-dark cake? Yes, please. This unique dessert is a necessity of any party that lasts well into the night. (via Brit + Co)

36. Mummy Pumpkin Cookies: It’s amazing what you can do with pie dough, pumpkin pie filling, and some candy eyes. Sprinkle on cinnamon sugar to finish and you have one *tasty* mummy. (via OMG Chocolate Desserts)

37. Carmel Candy Apples: You’re bound to have too many apples to use after apple picking this fall. Put them to good use by making fancy candy apples that will impress your friends. (via Brit + Co)

38. Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups: Upgrade the traditional Halloween favorite with the addition of pumpkin and almond butter. Sprinkle flaky sea salt on top before they set, if you’re feeling fancy. (via Edible Perspective)

39. Sugar Skull Cake Balls: These cake balls are next level. Make a night out of prepping for your Halloween party by DIYing these with your besties. (via Brit + Co)

40. Chocolate Caramel-Covered Banana Goblins: These goofy goblins are just as delicious as they are adorable. Plus, since you’re snacking on potassium-rich bananas, you don’t have to feel bad about the chocolate and caramel. (via Handmade Charlotte)

41. Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting: Sometimes simplistic desserts are the most impressive. The flavor of these cupcakes and their minimal pumpkin decor say everything that needs to be said. (via Cooking Classy)

42. Halloween Ice Pops: If you’re looking for a healthier Halloween snack or if you tend to have those hot Indian summers that won’t quit, natural fruit pops are the way to go. These have Greek yogurt, pineapple, and mango to give a candy corn appearance. (via She Knows)

43. 100 Percent Whole Wheat Halloween Sugar Cookies: Even clean eaters need to indulge once in awhile — it’s healthy for the soul! If you’re looking for a whole wheat alternative, try these sweet treats, which are made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, unrefined sugar, and organic eggs. (via Eat Good 4 Life)

44. Graveyard Dirt Cups: We might be okay with being buried if it’s in six feet of chocolate cookies and pudding. Decorate your cups with edible bones and tombstones to really make it look like a cemetery. (via Sugar, Spice and Family Life)

45. Red Velvet Skull Cakes: These individual sugar skull cakes are more than worth the investment of the very specific cake pan. Everyone will be floored by your skills, and they’re a blast to decorate. (via Shore Society)

46. Monster Cookie Sticks: Take your favorite cookie recipe and make it into an easy-to-display finger food that’s cute and creepy at the same time. Any cookie dough recipe can be made into a googly-eyed monster with the use of royal icing, candy eyes, rubber bands, and food coloring. (via The Decorated Cookie)

47. Candy Corn Milkshakes: This dairy-free milkshake is the perfect way to use up an overabundance of candy corn. There’s also banana and pumpkin puree in the drink, so you don’t have to feel too bad about drinking liquid candy. (via Vivian and Me)

48. Halloween Wicked Witch of the East Chili Chocolate Cupcakes: It’s true that a house killed the Wicked Witch of the East, but if you ask us, death by cupcake seems way more tolerable. The fun part is molding her stockings and feet out of fondant like a kid playing with Play-Doh. (via Bake to the Roots)

49. Spiderweb Cake: Who would think that cake and spiders could be chic? Believe it or not, this cake is just as delicious as it is beautiful with its dark cocoa batter and orange flavored buttercream. (via Liv for Cake)

50. Monster Cupcakes: If you have learned one thing from looking at tons of Halloween desserts, it’s that edible eyes are a staple ingredient in decorating. Split up your buttercream into several different colors and go to town piping a colony of friendly monsters on top of your cupcakes. (via Life With The Crust Cut Off)

51. Halloween Spider Donuts: You won’t BELIEVE how easy they are to make. Just pick up some donuts, some donut holes, some frosting, and some candy eyes, and go to town. (via The Semisweet Sisters)

52. Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins: This Rice Krispie pumpkins are uber-creative, but you’ll need to get your hands dirty to mold them into tiny pumpkin shapes. That’s okay though; they’re incredibly cute and totally worth it in the end. (via One Little Project)

53. Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops: If cake pops and s’mores had a baby, then you’d have this sweet treat on hand. (via Two Sisters Crafting)

54. Ghosts in the Graveyard Dessert Shooters: Made from heavy cream, powdered sugar, cream cheese, Oreos, and chocolate chips, dessert shooters get a creepy makeover. (via Sugar Spun Run)

55. Halloween Ghost Chocolate Bar: We love festive holiday bark recipes, and this one’s no exception. The key to creating the ghost shapes is to make sure not to heat your candy melts all the way — this will make them slightly less pliable, so they won’t blob all over the rest of your bark. (via Mom Foodie)

56. Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes: Love marshmallows? Then you’re going to ADORE these ghost cupcakes, which are made with a marshmallow cream frosting. (via Our Family of Seven)

57. Halloween Swirl Cream Cheese Brownies: These totally decadent — and colorful — brownies are made in layers. Sensationally tasty layers of cream cheese and chocolate brownie, to be exact. (via Persnickity Plates)

58. Eye Scare You Halloween Donuts: Made with candy melts, these Halloween-themed designs are the perfect use of your store-bought donuts. (via Wilton)

59. Witch Hat Cupcakes: Pick up some store-bought chocolate cupcakes and top them with colorful frosting and DIY witch hats. Voila! (via Tastes Better from Scratch)

60. Easy Mummy Brownies: Take a batch of your favorite brownies — or blondies, for that matter — and whip up these gooey, drippy mummy brownies. Just be sure to put them in the fridge to set for a while after you’ve drizzled them with frosting. (via Pretty Providence)

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Additional reporting by Maggie McCracken.