Halloween Desserts to Die For

Cutely creative or decadently rich. Seasonal colors or classic flavors of fall.

There’s room for a range of Halloween desserts at your party or dinner. Create a buffet and serve several that give guests a choice in sweets.

Devil’s food cake aside, here are a half dozen of our favorites.

Jack-O-Lantern Bundt Cake

This cake makes it easy for those with little or no decorating experience to create a fantastic centerpiece for the dessert table. The Jack-O-Lantern cake requires two full Bundts, so it’s great for serving a crowd.

You’ll need a firm-textured cake in order to prevent a collapse. Fill the flute in the middle with frosting, pudding or fruit filling for an added surprise.

Spider Web Munch

The taste is a cross between a Rice Krispie treat and a no-bake cookie. The look of the spider web munch is spooktacular.

It’s also easy to create. Simply put peanut butter – or sunflower butter if there’s an allergy issue – in a heavy-duty plastic bag and squeeze out the web.

The decorating scheme also would look and taste great on top of a giant cookie. Death by Chocolate seems an obvious choice for Halloween.

Caramel Apples

This one seems to bring out the kid in all of us. And with the fruit in season in October, it’s no wonder caramel apples are so closely associated with Halloween.

Make the apples in advance and wrap them in a festive Halloween cupcake paper or create a caramel apple bar that gives guests the ingredients to make a custom creation.

Pumpkin Zebra Cheesecake

This dessert doesn’t exactly have a Halloween look, but it’s so sinfully delicious it has to make the list of great party desserts. Substitute vanilla wafers or graham crackers for the gingersnaps in this recipe if you want a mellower taste. Bake mini-cheesecakes in a coffin pan if you prefer finger-food desserts.

This delectable dessert isn’t just for Halloween. It’s great for dinner parties throughout the fall.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Six ingredients and very little work. What’s not to love about this no-churn pumpkin pie ice cream recipe? If you’re a pumpkin pie fan, you’ll love it so much that you’ll start making the next batch as soon as the last one is gone.

Candy Corn Cake

A candy corn cake can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. For a layer cake, simply color part of the cake batter yellow and part of it orange before baking. It will work best as a three-layer cake, which means two mixes with one layer left over or baked into cupcakes.

If you have a little more time to get creative, try these candy corn wedges.