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Delicious Halloween Desserts To Get You Excited For The Season
While trick or treating may be geared towards the kids, we found some seasonal desserts that can be all yours!
Written by: Raquel Walder. Above Photo: Chelsea's Messy Apron's Halloween Oreo Pops
One of the best parts of Halloween are the spooky and ghoulish inspired treats we get to enjoy without guilt! While trick or treating may be geared towards the kids, we found some seasonal desserts that will help make up for this ageist holiday.
Below are 7 of our favorite spooky Halloween themed sweets that we hope you’ll enjoy!
The first treat on our list is Halloween Candy Bark! This fun and colorful sweet will have you continuing to go back for more pieces! It’s super easy to make and is perfect for giving out to hungry trick or treaters or for filling your dessert table at your next Halloween party!
2 c. white chocolate, chopped
15 drops Flo-Coat Candy Coating
1 drop purple food coloring
1 drop green food coloring
1 drop orange food coloring
2 tbsp. large Halloween-colored nonpareils
1 tbsp. Halloween-colored sprinkles
- Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until completely melted.
- Divide 3 tablespoons melted white chocolate into three separate bowls. Add five drops Flo-Coat and one drop of food coloring to each bowl; stir to combine.
- Pour remaining white chocolate onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until it’s 1/8"- to ¼"-thick. Drizzle colored chocolate on top and drag a toothpick to create swirls. Dust top with nonpareils and sprinkles.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to set, 20 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.
Photo: Halloween Candy Bark
If you loved that first dish, we know you will enjoy this recipe for Dracula Dentures! This is a fun dessert with a creative twist: featuring a mouthful (pun intended!) of delicious chocolate chip cookie, marshmallows and frosting, Dracula Teeth offer a scary concept in a tasty package.
1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
1 can vanilla frosting
Red food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.
- Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.
- Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves.
- Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.
Photo: Dracula Dentures
If you’re favorite part about Halloween is all the candy corn that only seems to be on the shelves at this time of the year, you’re in luck! This next recipe will give you all the nostalgic feels of stuffing your face with candy corn but with even better flavors! Candy Corn Ice Cream is perfect for Halloween-lovers who are looking for that frosty fall feel!
3 c. heavy cream
Can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 drops each red, yellow, and orange food coloring
10 plastic dessert cups
10 candy corns, for decorating
- In a large bowl using a hand mixer or whisk, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until completely combined.
- Separate mixture evenly into three separate bowls.
- In one bowl, add 2 drops each red and yellow food coloring to form your orange ice cream layer. (Continue to play with the color until you’re happy with the shade.) In another bowl, add 2 more drops yellow food coloring to form your yellow ice cream layer and stir until combined. (Continue to play with the color until you’re happy with the shade.)
- Among 8 to 10 plastic dessert cups, layer white, yellow, and orange ice cream colors. Top with candy corn and freeze until firm, 5 hours. (If you don’t wish to make individual cups, you can also layer colors in a 9-x-5” loaf pan and garnish with candy corn.)
- When ready to serve, remove ice cream from freezer 10 minutes to soften.
One of everyone’s favorite candies is Reeses Cups, so why not take this classic treat and give it a twist. This simple dessert is so easy to make and will look adorably spooky at your halloween bash! All you have to do is separate the oreo cream from the cookies, slice the cookies in half, and attach the oreo wings to the reeses with a dab of peanut butter. It’s also a great activity to do with kids or just with friends!
Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained while you sip on your fall cocktails? Pre-cut the oreos, set up the peanut butter, and create a fun “baking” (with no actual heat) activity for the kids! For the final touch, use the oreo cream to make eyes to put on top! You’re sure to have the cutest snacks of any fall party. Check out the full creation video HERE!
Photo: Reese’s Bats
In the mood for something savory and sweet? This chocolate covered popcorn not only tastes amazing, but is also adorable. These cute little bites will cure your sweet and savory craving when you don’t want to eat a whole piece of cake! They are easy to make and are the perfect snack for all of your Halloween party guests to munch on.
16 cups popped popcorn (about 1 standard size bag of popcorn)
one 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
½ stick butter (¼ cup)
1 package Wilton bright white candy melts
candy eye balls (I used regular sized ones)
- Place the popcorn in a large bowl (or 2 large bowls to make mixing easier).
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt the mini marshmallows and butter. Stir occasionally until smooth.
- Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn (dividing between 2 bowls if you divided the popcorn). Stir with a spatula until the popcorn is coated.
- Butter your hands and begin to form the popcorn into balls. You can make taller balls like the shape of a ghost, or whatever you prefer.
- Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Allow the balls to cool and firm up. (30 minutes to 1 hour)
- Melt the white candy melts according to the package. You can add vegetable shortening or vegetable oil to help thin out the chocolate if desired. Dip the tops of the popcorn balls into the melted chocolate and return to the baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to set for 1-2 minutes before adding candy eye balls to each ball. You can try to add the eyes right away, but they may slide off if the chocolate is too hot.
- Allow the chocolate to set before serving. If you’ll be serving them the next day, place them in a tupperware container. Display and enjoy!
Another one of our favorite desserts are these fun and spooky mini monster whoopie pies! Blogger Melanie Makes created the most fun little bit sized desserts and we can’t get enough of them. Check out this snippet of her website and learn how to make these crowd pleasers yourself!
(Mini Monster Chocolate Whoopie Pies)
4 cups flour
1-1/3 cups cocoa
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup butter softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons coffeeprepared
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups Tru Moo Chocolate Milk
1 cup butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Tru Moo Orange Scream milk
2-3 drops orange food coloring optional
(Mini Monster Chocolate Whoopie Pies)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
3. In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, coffee and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
4. Mix in flour mixture and chocolate milk alternating between the two and beginning and ending with flour mixture. Do not overmix.
5. Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop batter onto parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, leaving 2" around each cake. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cakes spring back to the touch. Cool halves completely before assembling.
1. Cream butter and half of the powdered sugar together with mixer. When combined, mix in remaining powdered sugar.
2. Add milk and mix together until combined.
3. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
To Assemble Whoopie Pies
1. Fill large pastry bag with orange cream. Pipe cream to bottom of one cake halve and top with another cake halve.
2. Add a dot of frosting to the back of candy eye and adhere to top of whoopie pie a desired.
Photo: Mini Monster Whoopie Pies With Orange Filling
Last but not least on our list of Halloween desserts are Chelsea’s Messy Apron Spider Oreo Pops! Oreos are a childhood favorite, so why not spice it up a bit and take these classic cookies to the next level. By covering them in chocolate and decorating them like spiders, you are sure to get into the Halloween spirit. Check out the ingredients and description on how to make them below!
1 package of your favorite Oreos
1 bag (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
48 edible candy eyeballs
1 bag string black licorice laces
Optional: vegetable oil or shortening – makes the chocolate easier to work with
- Line a large tray with parchment paper and set aside. Gentle sperate the oreos.
- Separate the milk chocolate into 3 parts and place each section in a microwave safe bowl.
- Into each bowl of chocolate chips add about ½ teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening.
- Melt in 20 second bursts in the microwave (Microwave 20 seconds, stir 20 seconds, etc.)
- Be patient when melting and stir well in between bursts to avoid burning the chocolate.
- Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and press that side into the cream side of the oreo. Cut the licorice laces into even pieces about an inch long. Press 4 cut licorice laces into the cream of the right side of the oreo and 4 more cut licorice laces into the cream on the left of the oreo.
- Place the other half of the oreo on top and gently press and hold. Let harden.
- Gently spoon melted chocolate over the top of the oreos being careful to avoid the licorice (its okay if some chocolate gets on the licorice).
- Gently place two edible eyes into the melted chocolate and set the finished (but still wet) oreos onto the prepared tray lined with parchment paper (if you don’t use parchment paper they won’t come up nicely).
Check out the cooking video HERE!
Photo: Spider Oreo Pops
We hope you enjoy our list of Halloween spooky sweets! Let us know which ones you love the most.
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