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12 Halloween Themed Dessert Ideas

Updated: Nov 4

This is the time of year that kicks off an array of holiday celebrations & traditions. This post features a spook-tacular selection of festive ideas that’ll have you screaming for more.

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Triple chocolate Halloween cake pops

1. Triple Chocolate Cake Pops

If you’re looking to dazzle your neighborhood trick or treaters with something other than candy, look no further as this recipe yields plenty of cake pops to give out as a memorable homemade Halloween treat. I highly recommend using this scoop/disher by Vollrath as it's the perfect tool to create smooth and evenly sized cake pops.



2. Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples

Autumn is the ideal time of the year to serve up this classic treat as apples are in season. This recipe makes for a fun activity kids will enjoy by setting out a dipping station with caramel and chocolate and a decorating station with sprinkles, chopped nuts and chocolate chips to name a few.




3. Jack-O’-Lantern Pancakes

Get the festivities started Halloween morning with these scrumptious pumpkin spiced pancakes. Let your inner artist flow by designing these pancakes into a pumpkin shape using the back of a spoon as shown in the recipe or place a greased pumpkin shape cookie cutter onto the hot griddle and pour your batter into it and voila, deliciousness on a plate.


4. Halloween Cake

Save prep time by using devil's food & vanilla flavored boxed cake mix for this frightfully delightful 4 layer cake. Achieve evenly baked cake layers by using these 9-inch round cake pans.


5. Dracula Dentures

Muah-ha-ha-ha...add a little fright to each sweet bite with these cookie sandwiches. Use store bought chocolate chip cookies to save on prep time, or as the recipe suggests use pre-made cookie dough. Got a little more time on your hands, check out the Desserts Capital exclusive brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe here.



6. Spider Web Brownies

One batch of these ooey-gooey brownies will yield plenty to feed a hungry crowd. Don't have enough time to mix the brownie portion of this recipe from scratch. No problem, just whip up a batch using boxed brownie mix, pour into either a 9x13 baking pan or two 8-inch round cake pans and follow the rest of the recipe as noted.


7. Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Not all monsters are created equal as these are almost too cute to eat. Here's another easy recipe that can also be a fun kid friendly activity. You can opt to use store bought rice krispies or mix up a quick from batch from scratch, then set out your decorating station including melted candy coating, small and large candy eyes and halloween themed decorative straws.


8. Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes

You may need to double this recipe as these 'ghost' themed treats will vanish in a flash once you set them out to be devoured. Frost your cupcakes using three pastry bags, a closed star tip and a round cake decorating tip.



9. Big Pumpkin Cookie

This impressively large cookie is quite simple and fast to prepare as it calls for using store bought sugar cookie dough. Decorate quickly using canned frosting or if you prefer a semi-homemade touch Desserts Capital exclusive vanilla buttercream frosting will make for a succulent addition. Use M&M or Reese's Pieces to outline the pumpkin and these handy Wilton colored icing tubes will make it a breeze to pipe out the finishing pumpkin face details.


10. Easy Mummy Cupcakes

These creepy yet cute mummy cupcakes will leave you clamoring for more. Use these mini sized candy eyes to cut down on decorating time as an alternative to piping out eyes as originally noted in the recipe.




11. Halloween Dipped Marshmallows

Here's another one to get creative with as these treats can be individually packaged to gift as party favors or to trick or treaters. This also makes for another fun activity to set up for kids by setting up melted chocolate or candy coating, an array of halloween themed jimmies and sprinkles and spooky food topper sticks. S