Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some deliciously spooky desserts? Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to treat yourself, these five dessert recipes are sure to be a hit. Let’s talk about it! 🎃
1. Mini Pumpkin Cake 🎃
These adorable Pumpkin Mini Cakes are not just a treat for the eyes but also a delightful burst of autumn flavors in your mouth. Moist, flavorful, and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting, they’re the perfect dessert to get you in the Halloween spirit.
For the Cake:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 can pumpkin puree (15 ounces)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Buttercream:
- 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup milk, added slowly until you achieve desired consistency
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 drops orange food coloring (Amount of food coloring will depend on brand used and desired color.)
For the Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour your mini bundt pans.
- Cream the oils and sugar together, then add in the yogurt and mix until combined.
- Mix in eggs one at a time, making sure one egg is incorporated into the mixture before adding the next.
- In a separate bowl sift the remaining dry ingredients together.
- Mix dry ingredients into the sugar/egg mixture in three batches alternating with the pumpkin puree. Mix until just combined.
- Spoon or pipe your batter into the pans, filling 2/3 the way up.
- Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- Beat the cream cheese in a bowl until it is smooth. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until ingredients are well-incorporated and desired consistency is reached.
- For the Buttercream
- Beat butter until light and fluffy, add vanilla and then slowly add sugar. Add milk a few tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached. You will want a stiffer buttercream so you might be using less milk. Finally add in the food coloring.
- Cut bottoms off cakes (less if you want tall pumpkins, more if you want rounder ones).
- Pipe or smear cream cheese frosting onto the bottom of one mini bundt cake and sandwich together.
- Cover in orange buttercream and sculpt into a pumpkin shape. (They cut a yogurt container up to make their tools. The best ones were a rounded off “V” to scrape the indents and a straight edge to sooth the sides)
- Top with a stem. They also used a real pumpkin stem but you can make one from fondant or even very thick buttercream.
These black candy apples are the perfect spooky treat for Halloween! They are easy to make and look incredibly impressive. The candy coating is hard and glossy, and the apples are juicy and delicious. These candy apples are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
- 6 apples
- 2 cups Sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp black food coloring
- Wash and dry the apple.
- Put the apple in an ice bath for a few minutes.
- Push a stick halfway into the apple.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the candy coating in a saucepan and mix well.
- Bring the candy coating to a boil and cook until it reaches a temperature of 290 degrees F.
- Dip the apple into the candy coating, twirling it to coat all sides.
- Shake off any excess candy and scrape the bottom of the apple to prevent pulling.
- Place the apple on parchment paper to dry.
These spider web chocolate covered pretzels are a fun and festive Halloween treat that is sure to be a hit with kids and adults! They are super easy and quick to make, and can be customized with different colors of sprinkles and decorations.
- Pretzel sticks ( 8 per treat)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Eyeballs (optional)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the pretzel sticks in a start with a cross shape, and build on to that, on the baking sheet.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler.
- Use a spoon or squeeze bottle to drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzels, sealing them together in the center.
- Use a toothpick to drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzels in a web pattern.
- Add sprinkles and eyeballs (if desired).
- Freeze or chill the pretzels until the chocolate is set.
- Move quickly and make one pretzel at a time so the chocolate doesn’t dry before adding sprinkles.
- If you’re using candy eyeballs, add them after the chocolate has set slightly so they don’t melt.
- You can also use other edible decorations to decorate your pretzels, such as nuts, candy pieces, or food coloring.
- Use different colors of sprinkles to create a festive design.
- Add candy eyeballs or other edible decorations to make your pretzels look like spiders
- Get creative and come up with your own unique designs!
- No matter how you choose to decorate them, these spider web chocolate covered pretzels are sure to be a hit with your guests!
These no bake brownie bliss ball bats are a delicious and festive treat that is perfect for Halloween. They are made with simple ingredients, including dates, cashew butter, cacao powder, pecans, cashews, espresso powder, chocolate protein powder, date water, vanilla extract, and salt. The bliss balls are then coated in melted chocolate and decorated with chocolate cookies and candy eyes.
- 1 cup soaked and drained medjool dates (pits removed)
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3-4 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons espresso powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2-3 tablespoons date water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
- Chocolate cookies of choice
- Candy eyes
- Remove the pits from the medjool dates and soak in hot water for 30 minutes.
- Add all of the ingredients for the brownie bliss balls to a food processor and process until you get a sticky, easy-to-roll consistency. If too wet, you can add extra cacao powder or protein powder. If too dry, add a little more date water. Refrigerate the batter for at least 15 minutes.
- Roll the batter into balls.
- Melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil until smooth.
- Dip a festive paper straw in the melted chocolate and then into the center of the bliss ball.
- Dip each bliss ball in the melted chocolate, tap off any excess chocolate, and place on a lined dish with parchment paper.
- While the chocolate is still somewhat wet, stick two halves of chocolate cookies to each side of the bliss ball and add two candy eyes.
- Transfer to the freezer and leave in until the chocolate has hardened.
- For a creamier brownie bliss ball, use full-fat cashew butter.
- To make a flavored brownie bliss ball, add 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit puree, chocolate chips, or nuts to the batter.
- To decorate your brownie bliss balls, you can also use sprinkles, candy pieces, or chocolate sauce.
- Store the brownie bliss balls in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.
These chocolate-covered strawberry ghosts are a delicious and festive treat that is perfect for Halloween. They are easy to make and can be customized with different colors of chocolate and icing.
- White chocolate melts
- Black icing (tube)
- Melt the white chocolate melts according to package directions.
- Wash and dry the strawberries.
- Using the back of a spoon, lay out the ghosts’ bodies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Immediately after, cover the strawberries with chocolate and place on top of the bodies.
- Let the chocolate harden completely.
- Apply the black icing to the strawberries to create the faces.
- Use different colors of chocolate to create ghosts of different colors.
- Add sprinkles or other edible decorations to the ghosts.
- Serve the ghosts with a side of candy corn or other Halloween candy.
Halloween is all about the fun, the spookiness, and of course, the treats! 🎃 We hope these recipes inspire you to create some hauntingly delicious desserts.
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🎃 Throwback to Last Year’s Spooky Delights! 🎃
If you loved these recipes, we’ve got a treat for you! Don’t forget to check out our Halloween-themed treats & desserts from last year. They were a hit, and we’re sure you’ll love them just as much this year:
What are the top Halloween dessert recipes for 2023?
- Mini Pumpkin Cakes: Moist autumn-flavored cakes with a luscious cream cheese frosting…
- Halloween Black Candy Apples: Glossy, dark candy coating over juicy apples…
- Spider Web Chocolate Covered Pretzels: A fun, festive treat with a white chocolate web design…