Halloween is all about the spooky and creepy desserts. I am talking about everything to do with witches, ghosts, and creepy crawly things. But it's also about the classic fall flavors like pumpkin, apples, pecans, and caramel. So if you are looking for a dessert recipe to make this Halloween, then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 25 of our best Halloween desserts including cookies, chocolate, cake, muffins, candy, and more.
Best Halloween Desserts
Halloween Bark is a delicious, sweet, and fun to make chocolate treat. This quick and easy no bake recipe is easy to make with a handful of ingredients.
Get your cauldron bubbling, these creepy Witch Finger Cookies are here to stir up some Halloween fun. These spooky treats are quick, easy, and delicious.
Dirt Pudding Cups are an easy Halloween dessert that is sweet, delicious, and creepy — totally on brand for spooky fun. Make worms in dirt in 10 minutes.
Nothing says fall better than Homemade Caramel Apples that are sweet, delicious, and fun to make. Chewy caramel made from scratch covers crisp juicy apples, topped with optional toppings.
Trick or Treat! Easy to make and decorate, bite-sized spooky chocolate cake pops packed with chocolate and sprinkles are the perfect Halloween treat.
Small batch mini pumpkin pies with a flaky crust, delicious pumpkin pie filling, and cinnamon whipped cream, are perfect for a small Thanksgiving crowd.
M&M cookie bars are soft and chewy, have crisp edges with a gooey center, and are loaded with M&M's and chocolate chips. The easiest way to bake cookies! Customize it for Halloween by using Halloween M&M's.
Jello Jigglers are fun, colorful gelatin treats that are smooth in texture and fruity flavored. Customize for any holiday with different colors and shapes. Use orange and purple jello for a Halloween themed dessert.
Thick, fluffy, chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies is when pumpkin bread meets chocolate chip cookies. These no chill cookies are ready in under 20 minutes.
Funfetti shortbread cookie bites are little bites of buttery melt-in-your-mouth shortbread packed with festive sprinkles for a fun holiday treat. Customize it for Halloween by using Halloween colored sprinkles.
Baked Apples are soft, warm, and tender, with a crunchy sweet cinnamon oat filling. This cozy and comforting fall dessert is quick easy to make too.
Moist vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting are soft, fluffy, simple, sweet, and delicious. Secret ingredient yogurt keeps them moist for days! Add Halloween sprinkles to make them festive.
This rich, creamy pumpkin mousse is a fall dessert favorite. It’s beginner-friendly, no bake, and easy to whip up in 15 minutes before ready to chill.
Festive M&M cookies are super soft and chewy with the crispiest edges. Quick and easy to make in 20 minutes with no chill time. Customize it for Halloween by using Halloween M&Ms.
The cutest bite-sized treat to serve at any event are vanilla cake pops from scratch — luckily, they are actually simple and easy to make! Customize it for Halloween by using Halloween colored sprinkles.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins are fast, easy and delicious— loaded with apples, oats, and fall spices. A quick nutritious bite for breakfast or snack time.
Why make pie or brownies when you can have them both at once? These Pecan Pie Brownies are the perfect fall treat for any occasion — rich, sweet, indulgent.
Homemade salted caramel sauce is sweet, salty, and buttery. It's so simple and easy to make at home in just 10 minutes with 4 basic ingredients.
Homemade Apple Pie Bars are sweet, tart, and crumbly. With 3 delicious layers including a flaky pastry crust, cinnamon apple filling, and crumbly topping.
Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles, are a chocolate triple threat. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and easy. Top with Halloween sprinkles to make it more festive.
Individual apple crisp is a sweet tart fall dessert served in single-sized portions with all the crunchy corners of crumble. And so quick and easy to prep.
How to Make Ahead and Store
You can make or prepare some of these Halloween dessert recipes ahead of time. Store the desserts and baked goods at room temperature for 1-2 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Confirm storing instructions by checking each recipe.
To reheat any of these recipes and serve them warm, reheat in a 300F preheated oven or air fryer for 5-15 minutes until fully warmed through, depending on the recipe. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
Did You Make Any of These Halloween Dessert Recipes?
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Over 25 best Halloween desserts that are spooky and creepy (witch, ghosts, and creepy crawly things) including cookies, chocolate, cake, muffins, and more. One of my favorites is this Halloween Bark.
- Line a large half sheet baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate either on the stove or in the microwave:
- On the stove: Bring 2 inches of water to a low simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Then turn the heat to low and place a large heatproof bowl of chocolate chips on the mouth of the pot. Make sure that there is a gap of a few inches in between the bottom of the bowl and the water (You can also place a bowl on a steamer attachment on top of your pot). Stir the chocolate constantly as it melts. Stir until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. This should take a few minutes.
- In the microwave: The second way to melt chocolate (and an easier way) is in the microwave. Place the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals. Remove the bowl at each interval and stir well. Repeat until the chocolate has completely melted. Stir until completely smooth
- Melt the white chocolate by repeating the above process.
- Spread the melted semi-sweet chocolate in a thin layer onto the prepared baking sheet, forming an approximate 9x12-inch rectangle, about ⅓-inch thick. Dollop the melted white chocolate on top. Use a toothpick to swirl the semi-sweet and white chocolates together.
- Immediately arrange the m&m’s, candy corn, and candy eyes onto the swirled chocolate, pressing them lightly into the chocolate, if necessary. Sprinkle the remaining gaps in the surface with sprinkles.
- Transfer the pan to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, about 45 minutes. Transfer the parchment paper to a cutting board and cut the bark into pieces. Serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chill Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
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