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2 Show-Stopping Halloween Desserts

2 Show-Stopping Halloween Desserts

Trick or Treat!?

If you want a treat, we have the perfect recipes for you! Halloween is one of the few days in the year where we can guiltlessly spend the day munching away on delicious desserts. Ditch the store-bought candy this year and bake these spooky treats for your Halloween celebration.

1. Red Velvet Cookies

red velvet cookies

Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 30 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. red gel paste food coloring
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 112-oz package semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugars until combined. Add egg, food coloring and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto prepared sheets, spacing 1½ inches apart.
  5. Bake cookies, rotating positions of pans on racks halfway through, until darker around edges, 9 to 12 minutes total.
  6. Let cool 5 minutes on pans, then slide parchment (and cookies) onto wire rack and let cool at least 5 minutes more before serving.

2. Rice Krispies Treat Monsters



  • 1 bag of candy melts in a variety of colors
  • 1 box of Rice Krispies Treats
  • Assorted candy eyeballs
  • Optional: shortening or vegetable oil, colored sprinkles


  1. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add the candy melts (if using one color, separate it into 3 parts and if using different colors, place about 1/3 of each color) into microwave safe bowls.
  3. Add about 1 teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil if desired (optional, it just makes for smoother/easier application of the chocolate to the krispie treats) to each bowl of chocolate. (I use 1 teaspoon shortening to each 1/3 of chocolate candy melts)
  4. Microwave (one bowl at a time) of candy melts in bursts of 20 seconds, stirring vigorously in between each burst for 10 seconds.
  5. Meanwhile, upwrap the krispies treats.
  6. Once the chocolate is smooth, dip the rice krispie treats in the melted chocolate and then use a spoon to help spread it over the treat. You want it to be a bit ragged to look more like a monster.
  7. Working quickly (the melted candy melts harden fast), add candy eyeballs (however you want and whatever size you like) and if desired, colored sprinkles.
  8. Transfer to the prepared sheet pan and allow for the chocolate to set at room temperature. These are best enjoyed the same day they are made.


We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween! Please share your recipe successes with us by emailing your pictures.

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Red Velvet Cookies By Good House Keeping
Rice Krispies Treat Monsters By Chelsea's Messy Apron

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