Halloween Treats And Dessert Recipes

Halloween is, in many ways, as much about the treats and sweets as it is the costumes. And if throwing a Halloween party is in your plans, it’s essential that your dessert spread is the best on the block. Halloween desserts can range from spooky to upscale, and it’s up to you which route you want to take. The best desserts incorporate pieces of extra Halloween candy—such as Heath Bar Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches, or M&M Popcorn Bars—or replace the need for store-bought candy altogether, as is the case with our homemade Candy Corn Cookies. But don’t limit your Halloween desserts to just brownies and cookies. We’ve got recipes for festive Halloween layer cakes and cheesecakes, which you can decorate with caramel apples, pumpkin seeds, and ghost-like meringues. Throwing a last-minute soiree? Grab a box of store-bought cupcakes and use our easy guide to transform them into pumpkins, black cats, skulls, and more.

Trick-or-Treat Tart

This candy-studded tart is like a giant homemade Reese’s cup, complete with Kit Kats, Candy Corn, and Reese’s Pieces, too. It’s an absolute must if you’re hosting a party this year, or for bringing to your co-workers as a sweet and festive treat. A combination of Oreo cookies and melted butter form the super-simple base, which is topped with a creamy peanut butter center and a silky-smooth chocolate ganache. Feel free to use any candy you have on hand, but be sure to choose at least one variety that will add a pop of color. Chill until firm (which will make it easier to slice), then dig in.

6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

Sick of candy corn and economy-sized bags of bad chocolate? We’ve scared up abnormally tasty sweets for your trick-or-treaters and seasonal parties.

Candy Corn Cookies That Are Even Better Than the Real Thing

These festive sweets are the ultimate homemade Halloween treat.

8 Scary Easy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Upgrade store-bought cupcakes with creative toppings that are easy enough for even a novice baker to execute.

1 Easy Brownie Recipe, 5 Adorable Halloween Upgrades

Start with one batch of brownies—end up with a spooktacular spread of holiday treats.

5 Decadent Candy-Studded Desserts

Tell the kids to guard their Halloween stash! Leftover candy has never looked so good.

9 Festive and Delicious Halloween Cakes

From no-bake cheesecake to a candy-packed cookie cake, these desserts are perfect for entertaining. Don’t be fooled by their intricate designs—they’re mostly easy to whip up (and delicious, too!)

7 Charming Halloween Goodies

Get tricked out with these creepy, cute, or just plain-delicious treats.

12 Halloween Treats So Delicious It’s Scary

These tricked out Halloween treats are sure to satisfy every craving.

7 Scary-Good Halloween Cookies

No, it’s not wizardry or witchcraft—just some frighteningly fantastic Halloween cookie recipes.