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32 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky

Woman's Day

No tricks here, just lots of tasty treats!

From Woman's Day

Throwing a Halloween party can be quite an undertaking. You've got to pick out the perfect scary costume, decorate with festive decor, and bake some delicious treats. Make this October 31 your best holiday yet with our Halloween dessert recipes.

Coffin Cake

Layers of vanilla cream cheese frosting coat this soft, sweet red velvet cake. If you want to take your Halloween to the next level, get the free template for this fun and easy foam board coffin craft.

Get the recipe.

Ghosts in the Graveyard Halloween Dessert Shooters

Topped with tombstone cookies and whipped cream ghosts, these no-bake dessert shooters are just spooky enough.

Get the recipe at Sugar Spun Run.

Spiderweb Chocolate Tart

Grab a toothpick from your cabinet to create the white chocolate webbing on this easy-to-make spiderweb chocolate tart.

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar.

Candy Cobwebs

No matter how afraid of spiders guests may be, no one will be able to resist the itsy bitsy malt-ball creatures topping this delicious white chocolate-covered pretzel web.

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Zombie Brain Brownie Bites

Bite into these mini brownies for a disgustingly delicious surprise.

Get the recipe at SugarHero.

Halloween Monster Donuts

Turn these monster donuts into a fun activity for the kids. They can create whatever freaky face they want!

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Candy Corn Bark

Use toffee bits to create the perfect crunchy consistency in this candy corn bark.

Get the recipe at Sugar Spun Run.

Red Velvet and Almond Witch Finger Cookie

These desserts give the term "finger food" a whole new meaning. Dip almond cookies in red hot chocolate for a bloody delicious treat.

Get the recipe at SugarHero.

Oreo Monster Truffles

Only five ingredients are needed to create these big-eyed sweets.

Get the recipe at Chelsea's Messy Apron.

Tools you'll need: Decorating Candy Large Eyeball ($9, amazon.com)

Jack-O-Lantern Hand Pies

Why make a whole pumpkin pie when you can have these adorable bite-size ones instead?

Get the recipe at Sprinkled with Jules.

Tools you'll need: Fred Snack-o-Lantern Cookie Cutter ($1o for set of 6, amazon.com)

Mummy Brownies

For an easy Halloween transformation, cover these brownies with frosting and candy eyes.

Get the recipe at Pretty Providence.

Tools you'll need: $10, Festival Candy Eyes Treat Toppers, amazon.com

Halloween Fudge

Candy corn fans, rejoice! Your favorite treat is the topping for this delightful black and orange fudge.

Get the recipe at Crazy for Crust.

Tools you'll need: Jelly Belly Candy Corn ($7, amazon.com)

Frankenstein Twinkie Pops

Dear old Frankie doesn't look so scary when he's a sweet pop.

Get the recipe at This Silly Girl's Kitchen.

Tools you'll need: Wilton Lollipop sticks ($4 for 100, amazon.com)

Banana Mummy Pops

These adorably spooky banana mummies will be the hit of any Halloween party treat table. (Your kids won't even notice they're eating fruit!)

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Tools you'll need: Wilton Lollipop sticks ($4, amazon.com)

Cupcake Scarecrow

Have fun crafting this playful scarecrow that doubles as both decoration and dessert.

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Candy-Covered Apples

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

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Tools you'll need: Stick Branch ($8 for set of 100, amazon.com)

Haystack Creatures

Perched on toasted coconut, these wacky aliens looking for their spaceship are sweet and savory treats made from chow mein noodles coated with melted chocolate, then finished off with green jelly bean eyes and purple sugar dot pupils.

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Monster Cupcakes

Feel like you're being watched? Blame the cupcakes. Give your guests a spook with these eye-catching cupcakes.

Get the recipe at Life With the Crust Off.

Tools you'll need: Festival Candy Eyes Treat Toppers ($10, amazon.com)

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

Even if you're scared of spiders, you're going to love these baked goodies.

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

Halloween Brownie Bites

Brownies are already amazing. Give them a Halloween twist, and you've got a dessert that's a guaranteed hit.

Get the recipe at Virtually Yours.

Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups

Don't let these dessert cups trick you. Made with crushed Oreos and chocolate pudding, this kid-friendly treat will be a hit at Halloween parties and fall-themed festivities alike.

Get the recipe at Paintbrushes and Popsicles.

Edible Pumpkin Candy Chocolate Cups

Why put candy in just any cup when you can make an edible mini-bowl?

Get the recipe at Oh Nuts.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

To make these delicious, pumpkin-like cupcakes, you'll need orange cream cheese frosting, cake mix, Tootsie Rolls, and Green Apple Laffy Taffy.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Decorate your dessert table with these chocolate-dipped marshmallow pops with black lollipop sticks.

Get the recipe at My Baking Addiction.

Tools you'll need: Stick Branch ($8 for set of 100, amazon.com)

Chocolate Chip Candy Corn Treats

Whether you like candy corn or not, this sweet treat, made with cereal, marshmallows, and candy coating, will hit the spot.

Get the recipe at Pint-Sized Treasures.

Spiderweb Cake

Halloween festivities just aren't the same without cake, so impress guests with this mouthwatering masterpiece.

Get the recipe at Liv for Cake.

Mini Bat Treats

Have a few minutes to spare? These fun, four-ingredient bat treats will be ready in no time. They're so easy, it's batty!

Get the recipe at Chelsea's Messy Apron.

Tools you'll need: Festival Candy Eyes Treat Toppers ($10, amazon.com)

Witches' Brew Cupcakes

No need to toil and trouble over these Halloween cupcakes - you'll have them ready in a flash, thanks to this easy recipe.

Get the recipe at Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

Dracula's Dentures

Pinned almost 400,000 times, this clever creation requires only four ingredients and two steps to make.

Get the recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Potato Doughnuts

While this treat doesn't look as spooky, it's frighteningly delicious.

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Mini Cauldron Cakes

Time to get crafty with these petite pumpkin bundt cakes. Dipped in chocolate and topped with candy decor, bite into the taste of sweet cinnamon, Raisinets, and walnuts.

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Mixed-Up Monsters

Frankenstein these sweet and scary treats together with ingredients lurking in your pantry. Start with a cupcake, cookie or doughnut, then go mad with frosting, marshmallows, chocolate chips, Oreos, M&M's, candy corn, peanut butter cups, gummies, shoestring licorice and candy eyeballs. Hold your little monsters together with toothpicks and tiny dabs of frosting.

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