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Three Halloween-themed dessert recipes anyone can make

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

Although we’re still in September, Halloween is a holiday that’s never too early to celebrate. Focused on sweets and candy, there are so many festivities involved! 

As we approach midterm season, though, you may not have the time to follow a detailed recipe to make the perfect dessert. Thankfully, there are a ton of Halloween recipes that are easy enough for anyone to make! Here are three classic recipes! 

Pumpkin spice dessert snack mix

This recipe is great for anyone who is wanting a quick dessert that they can make in under 10 minutes. You don’t even need to have an oven or fridge so it’s dorm-friendly and tastes great too!


  • 13.5 oz box (about 7–8 cups) of Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1–2 cups of mellowcreme pumpkins


  1. Pour the cereal into a large bowl and set aside. 
  2. Microwave the candy melts in 20-second increments in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Stir after each microwave cycle until it is completely melted. 
  3. Stir in 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and add the nutmeg, cloves and allspice until combined. 
  4. Pour this mixture over the cereal and toss gently to coat each square. 
  5. Pour the confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into a large Ziploc bag. Add the coated cereal and shake until each piece is coated.
  6. Toss in the mellowcreme pumpkins. Use 1-2 cups or whatever amount you prefer.
  7. Enjoy your tasty fall themed treat! 

Caramel apples

This autumn classic will fill you with childhood nostalgia. Although making the perfect caramel apple can take a bit of time, this recipe is one of the easiest to follow and only takes about 30 minutes! 


  • 10 green and, or red apples
  • 10 skewers 
  • 22 ounces of unwrapped caramel squares (two 11 ounce bags)
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Whatever toppings you would like to add! 


  1. Dip apples in hot water for a few seconds then rub them with a towel to remove wax. Dry the apples really well. 
  2. Remove stems and insert sticks into the top of the apples. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and prepare toppings so they’re  ready to use.
  4. Heat caramel and the whipping cream on the stove or microwave for a few minutes stirring every 30 seconds until the caramel is melted and smooth.
  5. Roll apples in caramel, dipping them sideways to coat almost to the top. Leave a little bit of the apple’s color showing on top (especially if you have both red and green). 
  6. If you see air bubbles in your caramel start to form or if it gets too thick, rewarm it slightly. If the caramel is too runny, let it cool slightly.
  7. Immediately after dipping in caramel, roll apples into your toppings if you have them. Make sure to refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes or until the caramel is set! 
  8. Let the caramel cool completely before enjoying your nostalgic treat that’s the epitome of fall desserts! 

Witch’s brew brownies 

These brownies are super easy to make and customizable. Buy your favorite candies and get ready to taste a yummy treat! You might feel guilty eating these brownies once you add in some edible candy eyes, though. They’re just too cute! 


  • Boxed brownie mix 
  • Your favorite Halloween candies
  • Edible candy eyes 


  1. Mix the brownies according to the package instructions. Pour the brownie mix into a greased pan and top with only half of your candy. 
  2. Bake the brownies (again, according to the instructions on the back of the package). 5 minutes before the brownies are finished baking, pull them out of the oven and add the rest of your candy to the top of the brownies, pressing it down into them lightly. 
  3. Stick them back in the oven and finish baking. 
  4. When the brownies came out of the oven add the edible eyes and let them cool. 
  5. Enjoy your spooky dessert! 

These easy recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without taking a lot of your effort!

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2022