Get out your costume and stock up on fun-size candies because it’s (almost) Halloween! I can hardly contain my excitement, as Halloween marks the start of my favorite season of the year. For me, the day signifies the beginning of non-stop holiday baking and countless festive gatherings with friends and family. I’ve rounded up the 10 best Halloween desserts because there’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than by getting in the kitchen and concocting a few spooky treats and sweets. Whether you’re taking kids out for a night of trick-or-treating or having an adults-only fete, these desserts will please all witches, goblins and ghouls, alike. So pull out the frosting, sugar and sprinkles, and let us know which of these sweets is going to steal the show on your Halloween night. Happy Baking! 

featured image from A Southern Fairytale 

Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders from The Kitchn


Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies from Real Simple


“Broken Glass” Cupcakes from Martha Stewart


Red and Black “Poison” Apples from Matt Bites


Mummy Milanos from Chelsea’s Messy Apron


“The Birds” Cookies from Camille Styles


Cake Eyeballs from Ree Drummond


Marshmallow Cobweb Cake from The Cake Blog


Red Velvet Spider Web Cupcakes from Food & Wine


Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies from Sprinkle Bakes


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  1. 1
    arielle October 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

    all of those are so cute and creepy! I love those shard of glass cupcakes and those eyeball cake balls. you guys certainly know how to do halloween!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  2. 2
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil October 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

    These desserts are so creative! I love them all, but the Mummy Milanos and Eyeball Cakes are great. I think any of these creations would make for a great Halloween party!

  3. 3
    Natalie Wood October 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I love the Broken Glass cupcakes and the Dusty Bone cookies…. You found some really cool ideas! We are traveling this year on Halloween but I will keep these creative ideas in the back of my mind for next years Halloween party! Great job Kristen!!

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale October 27, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Thank you so much for including and featuring my Halloween Nutella Puppy Chow! So many fun ideas!!