5 Frightfully Delicious Sweets

  • By Ellie Sher

Lure trick-or-treaters with these terrifyingly tasty confections, all guaranteed to deliver a scream-worthy sugar high.

1. Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts Catherine McCord


Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater would be delighted to rise and shine with these festive breakfast pastries. Laden with a not-too-sweet filling, these flaky tarts will impress even the pickiest of pumpkin eaters.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

2. Crispy Peanut Butter Caramel Apples


Bobbing for apples? Give this traditional festivity a facelift by introducing a few of these candy-coated apples. Stuffed with a crispy peanut butter mixture and drenched in honey caramel, these dressed-up apples win for sweetest costume.

Watch how they're made above and get the recipe: Crispy Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

3. Cream Cheese Truffles

Surprising Cream Cheese Truffles Clinton Kelly


Fun-size candies don’t stand a chance next to these one-bite delights. A luscious cream cheese center is surrounded by a velvety smooth chocolate shell and sprinkled with cookie crumbs, nuts, or sea salt for a whimsical finish.

Get the recipe: Cream Cheese Truffles

4. Halloween Themed Cookies

Ghosts Bats Cookies Mario Batali


The ideal addition to an October lunchbox, these spooky cookies are cut into holiday-themed shapes, with appearances from of the usual cast of Halloween characters.

Get the recipe: Ghosts and Bat Cookies

5. Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Carla Hall


It’s no trick: the classic Fall flavors of pumpkin and spice give way to a sophisticated treat. After the candy bowl is empty and trick-or-treaters have gone to bed, indulge in a slice of this heavenly pumpkin cake layered with mascarpone filling and drizzled with rich dark chocolate ganache.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Cake


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