Halloween desserts are the perfect thing to eat at the end of the most sugar-tastic holiday of the year. Here are fifteen fun Halloween dessert ideas you have to try!
1. Oreo Bat Cupcakes
These can be made using your own cupcake recipe or even Reese’s peanut butter cup if you want something more varied. To make the bats, you split an Oreo in half then carefully break one biscuit in two. Try to make the break as straight as possible. Then, using the filling, stick the two broken pieces onto the whole biscuit side by side to create a bat shape! You can even add some googly eyes for more fun.
2. Chocolate Orange Macarons
Macarons make one of the cutest Halloween treats! They are so versatile and you can make them whatever flavor you want. For a special Halloween batch, make the macarons with chocolate and fill them with an orange paste to create that classic black and orange Halloween look. If you want to be very creative, you could use pumpkin filling instead!
3. Layer Cake With Pumpkin Spice Frosting
Everyone loves a chocolate layer cake and it can make one of the most impressive Halloween desserts! Choose darker chocolate for the cake layers to make the cake look as close to black as possible. For the frosting, find a classic vanilla frosting recipe and add in a decent dose of pumpkin spice. Spread the topping onto the cake for a scrumptious Halloween treat that tastes as good as it looks!
4. Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Very few things say Halloween treats like a toffee apple! If they are not quite your thing, however, this salted caramel apple pie might be more up your street! There a few ways you can do this. Either you can mix the salted caramel in with the apples to make a sweet and savory filling – or you can use the caramel as a tasty topping for the pie! Either way, it will be a delicious Halloween dessert.
5. Spider Cupcakes
Another fun cupcake idea is spider cupcakes. For this, you need to make a batch of dark cupcakes. These can be either dark chocolate or a sponge of your choice made with black food coloring. From there, get some black licorice laces, chop them into smaller pieces, and stick them into the cupcakes. Remember to use eight pieces to give the spider all its legs! Pick up some googly eyes to truly complete the look.
6. Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie makes the most perfect Halloween dessert. If you want to make it more fun, you can customize the pie by chopping up the lid of the pie and cutting in the face of a Jack-O-Lantern! Nobody will be able to resist this spooky and hilarious Halloween treat.
7. Haunted Gingerbread House
Gingerbread houses are usually associated with Christmas – but they do not have to be! If you are creative with your gingerbread, you can create a spooky haunted house! Instead of decorating it with snow, jingle bells, and Christmas trees, you can cover it with bats, spiders, and ghosts! You could even make some gingerbread gravestones to create a creepy cemetery!
8. Meringue Ghosts
Meringue is one of the easiest things to make, and meringue ghosts are one of the simplest Halloween desserts. Bake some meringue mounds as you always would and paint some dark eyes on them to turn them into little ghosts! These can be served individually or you can place them on top or your cakes, or even in the garden of your haunted gingerbread house!
9. Spooky Truffles
For those who prefer their Halloween desserts to be a bit boozier, these treats may be perfect. To make them properly Halloween themed, you can follow the ideas used for the spider cupcakes by attaching licorice to turn them into spiders, or cover them with white icing and make them into eyeballs! There are loads of ways you can customize these to make them into the ideal Halloween snack.
10. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Autumn is the season when everyone wants a pumpkin spiced latte – but how about serving up a red velvet hot chocolate instead? The bright red drink poured into a clear glass will give everyone the impression that you are drinking a cup of blood – but in reality, it is a delicious dessert! All you need is a standard hot chocolate recipe with some added red food coloring gel. You can top it off with some cream cheese frosting to give it a real red velvet cake taste.
11. Jack Skellington Iced Apples
Toffee apples are a Halloween classic, but everyone makes them. If you want a plate of Halloween desserts that will stand out among your friends, you could try making Jack Skellington iced apples! Instead of toffee, cover your apples in a white icing – any icing recipe using icing sugar should work for this. After the icing has hardened, you can paint on Jack’s famous eyes and smile. Adorable and edible!
12. Dark Chocolate And Pumpkin Brownies
Dark chocolate brownies are always delicious, but have you ever tried a chocolate brownie with pumpkin mixed in? Pumpkins can be used for a range of different things, and they can easily be incorporated into a cake mixture. You can either blend the pumpkin and use the mix as a brownie filling, or you can grate the pumpkin and mix it into the baking process.
13. Butterbeer Fudge
This one goes out to the Harry Potter fans! If you love The Boy Who Lived, you’ve probably tried making butterbeer at some point in your life. Did you know that it is possible to turn it into a fudge? There are a few different butterbeer recipes floating around, so find one that suits your taste and use that to bake a tray of fudge. This is one of those Halloween desserts that are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters!
14. Halloween Trifle
A trifle is usually considered a recipe you should not mess with – especially not by adding beef! However, there is a way you can turn a standard trifle into a fantastic Halloween dessert. Instead of custard and red jelly, you can use orange curd and chocolate mousse. You can even use little chocolate ghosts and pumpkins instead of lady fingers!
15. Floating Eyeball Jelly
This is one of the easiest Halloween desserts on this list. All you need is a simple jelly recipe and some eyeballs to place it in. The eyeballs can either be made of plastic, giving everyone a little favor to take home, or you can find some edible gummy ones. Either way, place them in the mixture before you chill it and they will set floating in the jelly!