Halloween is upon us, and although we love a good pillowcase full of candy, there's something much more satisfying about indulging in homemade specialty desserts. Get into the spirit with these wickedly good recipes from a few of our favorite bloggers.
01. Caramel Apple Blondies
Blondies are soft, chewy, and gooey dessert bars—like a perfect cross between a brownie and cookie. This recipe from Buns In My Oven incorporates mini caramel apple Milky Way candies, and we have a feeling you'll want to make them long after October 31 has passed.
02. Halloween Bark
What do you get when you mix chocolate, toffee, graham crackers, and black and orange sprinkles? This super-festive Halloween bark from Crazy for Crust! The bark is made of graham crackers, but you could use matzo crackers or even chocolate-chip cookies. Let your creativity take over when decorating. Top with candy corn, sprinkles, M&Ms—the options are endless.
03. Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones
You'll be the talk of the party if you bring along these cute cones from The Little Epicurean. The cones are stuffed with candy and topped with a delightful maple-bacon popcorn ball. (Bacon means they're totally acceptable for breakfast, right?)
04. Chocolate Peanut-Butter Cookie Ghost Cups
These little guys have peanut butter, brown brittle, and cream cheese frosting, so we're totally sold. The super simple recipe from Food Faith Fitness would be the perfect addition to your Casper watch party.
05. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
Have your pie and eat it, too, with Just A Taste's adorable pastries. The quintessential all-American dessert is great any time of the year, but we especially love this salted caramel miniature edition on Halloween.
06. Pumpkin Brown Butter Malt Donuts
Hungry Girl Por Vida's homemade donuts have us drooling at our desks. Forget the processed versions at the chain donut store down the street and whip up this baked goodness instead. No donut pan? No problem. You can use a mini muffin tin instead. Dip these into your favorite coffee or cappuccino for the perfect sweet treat.