The spookiest day of the year is getting closer, which means it’s time to start planning your Halloween celebrations. Somehow, no matter how early you start, something always gets forgotten until the last minute on holidays. You’ve probably got your kids' costumes figured out, and maybe you’ve even sent out invitations for that Halloween party you’ve been meaning to host for years. One thing you haven’t thought about? The perfect Halloween dessert recipes to make this year.
Yes, stuffing your face with as much candy as possible is the priority on the 31st, but there are so many other amazing Halloween-themed treats to indulge in, too. Whether you're baking for your child's class or hosting a party at home or just want an excuse to make something sweet, you'll find inspiration everywhere this time of year. Who knows? Maybe these desserts will even stop you from sneaking your kid's candy when they're not looking. (You think they won't notice, but they always do. Even when you just take the stuff they don't want, like Baby Ruth bars and Whoppers.) Or maybe you're (gasp!) one of those people who's not really into candy... if they really exist.
So stock up on supplies — there are plenty of cute and creepy-looking edibles out there to help make your creations look amazing (like these Hyde & Eek! Gummy Eyeballs from Target for $5). And get cooking!
1. Halloween Chex Mix
2. Spooky Halloween Pretzels
3. Vegan Chocolate PB&J Cups
4. Gingerdead Men Cookies
5. Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
Bakerella's Frankensquare sugar cookie bars topped with cream cheese icing are as delicious as they are adorable. They’re a great grab and go dessert for crowded parties or on-the-go families.
7. Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispy Treats
8. Spooky Black Caramel Apples
9. Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Food that's easy to grab makes all the difference at parties with kids, which is why I love these Halloween Marshmallow Pops from My Baking Addiction. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to prep these balls of deliciousness, making them an easy choice if you're going to be busy on the spookiest day of the year.
10. Meringue Ghost Cookies
11. One Eyed Monster Cookies
12. Braaaaaains (Cupcakes)!
13. Toasty Ghosty Cupcake Skillet
14. Black Velvet Spider Cupcakes
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