Halloween Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Up Your Party


Halloween dessert recipes are an essential part of preparing for your seasonal party. You’ve got the decorations, the music, your costume, cute Halloween shots, and even savory snacks, but what about the sweet treats? Your Halloween bash can’t be all tricks and no treats so impress your guests with these Halloween inspired puddings this 31st October.

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

The classic red velvet cupcakes with a Halloween twist! Bake the cakes, ice with cream cheese frosting and then drizzle with raspberry coulis for the blood-like aesthetic. Super easy and super tasty, not to mention great for bulk baking.

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Halloween Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Up Your Party

Día de Muertos Party Tray

Feeling creative? This arty idea requires a bit more time and effort, but the result is pretty impressive to present at your party food table. Make sure you take a photo before everyone dives in! Using a self-made Día de Muertos template, use various sweets, chocolate and biscuits to fill in the image, making it as colorful as possible to best represent the vibrancy of the Mexican celebration.

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Halloween Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Up Your Party

Boo-scotti

Adorably simple, these cute ghost biscuits are literally just biscotti biscuits, half coated in melted white chocolate, with dark chocolate facial expressions added using a toothpick. The result is perfectly appropriate to serve liberally at your Halloween do, perhaps in a cobweb coated jar, not too dissimilar to something you’d find on display in Costa or Starbucks throughout October.

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Gingerdead Men

Your traditional gingerbread men but with skeletal icing – maybe you won’t feel so evil eating the Halloween version as they already look dead…RIP gingerbread men…

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Ghost Cake

If you’re a keen baker looking to create a wow factor centerpiece for your Halloween party, check out this ghost cake recipe from Town and Country Magazine. Topped with meringue ghosts, this pumpkin-infused cake not only looks like Halloween but tastes like it too. Coated in a chocolate and pumpkin ganache, this bake will be the stand-out of all your Halloween dessert recipes this year.

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Chocolate Blackberry Halloween Cake

To really push the boat out and challenge yourself to a multi-step bake, try this dark and menacing Halloween cake. This bake requires patience, intricacy, and an artistic hand. You’ll need to make the cake, the chocolate bark, the blackberry puree, the blackberry swiss meringue buttercream, and the blackberry ganache before assembling it all together with yet more ingredients. If you can pull this one off, you’ll be getting cake requests for the rest of the year!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

As an alternative, or in addition to the bloody red velvet cupcakes, opt for these pumpkin versions in order to incorporate Halloween’s most infamous ingredient into your Halloween dessert recipes. Although they have a fair number of ingredients, they’re pretty easy to make and include brown sugar meringue frosting to sweeten up your party.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

If you want to take things a little further with the key Halloween ingredient of pumpkin, get involved in these pumpkin cheesecake brownies. Prepare them in advance of your party as they have to set in the fridge for at least 3 hours before they’re ready to eat, but these sweet treats are well worth the effort. If you can’t get hold of the pumpkin spice ingredient, use this simple recipe to make your own.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drip Cake

One of the easier Halloween dessert recipes on this list, this cake is a good option for first-time bakers wanting to impress with a cake centerpiece rather than cupcake decorations. It’s peanut galore which will definitely please Reese’s Pieces fans. However, be sure to forewarn those with allergies to avoid any real-life Halloween nightmares!

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Spiderweb Cheesecake Tart

Another simple recipe to add to your Halloween dessert recipe collection. The trickiest part will be piping the spiderweb pattern on the top so get yourself a reference image to copy and steady those hands! After your guests’ initial appreciation of the dessert’s artistry, they’ll discover the unique base of almonds and crackers upon taking a bite. Their surprise will have them demanding you give them the recipe immediately!

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Browned Butter Pumpkin Cake

If the pumpkin cupcakes just don’t have the wow factor for you, challenge yourself to a bigger pumpkin cake. Made sweeter by the salted caramel frosting and caramel sauce, this dessert will please those with a devilishly sweet tooth.

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Dracula Dentures

My personal favorite, this Halloween dessert recipe ticks all the boxes: fun and quick to make, creative design, variety of sweet ingredients, aesthetically pleasing and completely delicious. They’re guaranteed to go down a treat at your Halloween event.

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Caramel Apples

I couldn’t write a list of Halloween dessert recipes and not include this classic! The best way to present these at your party is to get all your friends involved. Organize a game of apple bobbing and extend the competition by creating caramel apples still only using the mouth (no hands). Have your mates race to retrieve the apple, coat it in melted caramel and whatever toppings you’ve chosen (crushed peanuts, cinnamon cereal, biscuits, chocolate pieces, sprinkles, etc) before popping it on a tray for the fridge. Enjoy later on in the night when the caramel has hardened!

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Reese’s Bats

These are so straightforward you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of them yourself. Simply separate your Oreos and remove the cream, before carefully slicing the biscuits in half. Attach them to a Reese’s Piece using peanut butter to form the wings, then, again using peanut butter as glue, stick on edible eyes. And there you have your bat. Easy-peasy.

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Strawberry Ghosts

One of the cutest Halloween dessert recipes, these strawberry ghosts will vanish in no time as their moreish nature gets the better of your party guests.

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Jack Skellington-Inspired Pumpkin Caramel Pie

Particularly good if you’re throwing a The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Halloween bash, this pie’s face will freak out your friends even when it’s been cut into. It’s relatively easy to make, depending on whether you make your own pastry or not, and makes a change from the more standard cakes, sweets and chocolate creations.

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Which of these Halloween dessert recipes will you be serving up this year? Take your pick and tell us in the comments!

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