Best 5 Halloween Desserts

by in Holidays, Recipes, October 23rd, 2013

Candy Bucket CakeEven if you won’t be trick-or-treating this year, your sweet tooth will likely start acting up a bit more than usual as Halloween nears. After all, kids and kids at heart would surely agree that this spooky holiday means but one thing: sugar. Instead of resorting to store-bought chocolates or caramel-filled, peanut-topped candies to curb your cravings, however, make your own ghostly goodies at home in the form of decadent Halloween desserts that both little goblins and grownups will enjoy. Check out Food Network’s top-five treats below to find sweet tooth-satisfying recipes ideal for family-friendly indulgences and fright night bashes alike.

5. Chocolate Candy Pie — Save time in the kitchen by starting with a prepared pie crust, then fill it with a rich chocolate pudding and finish with fluffy whipped cream and your favorite crushed chocolate candies. It’s important that this pie freeze for a few hours so the flavors and textures can set, so it’s best to plan ahead before making and serving.

4. Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples — Perhaps the ultimate autumn indulgence, Giada’s triple-coated apples feature a first layer of gooey caramel, then a drizzle of melted dark chocolate, and finally a sprinkle of crunchy nuts, sprinkles and candies. Set up a DIY decorating bar, and let everyone create his or her preferred apples.

3. Wicked Cupcakes — The secret to pulling off this recipe is embracing the decorating process, as it takes just a bit of tinted frosting and candy garnishes to turn chocolate cupcakes and rich peanut butter-cream cheese frosting into a chilling masterpiece. Don’t be discouraged if your finished product isn’t pristine — scary-looking designs taste just as sweet, especially at Halloween.

2. Spiced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies — Featuring the classic warm flavors of fall like cinnamon and allspice, these moist bites are laced with oats and pumpkin puree and studded with raisins for a chewy texture.

1. Candy Bucket Cake — Food Network Magazine’s fake-out dessert (pictured above) may look like a trick-or-treat pail, but in fact it’s an easy-to-make cake that comes together seamlessly, thanks to store-bought mixes and creative, colorful embellishments. Browse step-by-step photos to see how it’s done.

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Comments (4)

  1. Foodiecookie says:

    I love your selection, but was wondering why hand pies are not included in the list for Halloween Desserts because they are kind of in trend right now.

  2. Yvonne Norel says:

    We will Never watch your show again after seeing the 2011 episode of Halloween Wars. It Was a gross display of favoritism that my wife and I Had ever seen. The Final challenge Was to create the ultimate vision of the Underworld, And team Boo had done that! The Apposing team (Team Bling bats) in the Judges words (Was A playful display, there was no underworld inside the punkins mouth, Just A black abject flying on a wire, That was supposed to be a bat. Team Boo Had the underworld down to perfection…. Your said the Bling bats created a Cool looking Devil. But that was not the challenge. It was to Create the Underworld.. This was not the first time The Judges had judged the teams Unfairly. You set the Challenge and at the end; THE JUDGING DOESN'T FIT THE CHALLENGE..It seems at the END The judges Favorites always win. My Wife, Myself, and our family watch the food network all the time. We are seriously considering leaving Food Network. they should not be allowing this to go on!!! Thank You

  3. Debbie Wright says:

    Do you know that you allow wrong information on your shows? They mispronounce "Brushetta" should be "Bruce-ketta"also this country seems to think that the topping of tomatoes/basil, etc is it. It is the grilling of the bread with ANY topping that makes Brushetta. Please correct chefs on your shows!!!!!

  4. Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

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