Who says all the Halloween fun has to be for kids?!
We’re sharing our 10 favourite Halloween dessert tutorials for a cosy night in with the telly…
You don’t need a party to make quirky dessert dishes. You don’t even need someone to eat them with, if we’re being honest. We strongly encourage cooking for pleasure – staying in with creepy films and a platter of fun Halloween snacks is most definitely a treat 👻
Plus, taking place on Tuesday October 31st this year is – drumroll, please – The Great British Bake Off final! Which, as we all know, is against the law to watch unless you have cakes and pastries of your own.
If you’re staying in and planning to gorge yourself on sweets anyway, we can’t let you go ahead without an actual recipe or two…
So we’ve listed our favourite Halloween dessert tutorials from Pinterest to give you some icky inspiration for a fright night in with the telly. You won’t get the Paul Hollywood handshake, but these treats are too good to ignore…
#1 Chocolate monster cookies
Cookies. Chocolate. Sandwiched together. Tiny marshmallow teeth. Need we say more?
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Makes: 9 cookies
#2 Witch’s brew brownies
A great use for leftover chocolates and sweets! Unless you’re not a leftover kind of person – in which case, a great use for putting lots of chocolates and sweets into one big thing!
Total time: 45 minutes
Makes: 16 servings
#3 Bloody good cheesecake
If you’re after something a little fancier (and bloodier) than cute monster treats, a red velvet and chocolate cheesecake is the kind of frighteningly decadent dessert you need.
Total time: 5 hours 15 minutes (includes chill time)
Makes: 16 servings
#4 Easy chocolate bat bites
All you need for this one are Oreos, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cream cheese frosting, and edible eyes. Easy to make and to eat in one bite. We approve.
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes: as many as you like!
#5 Black cat cake
If ever there was a cake to eat in one sitting while watching Bake Off on Halloween, this is it. Minimalist yet cute, gothic yet glittery – meowww.
Total time: 20 minutes decorating (+ cake baking time)
Makes: 16 servings
#6 Pumpkin spice latte layer cake
Go big or go home… Why not make your own Bake Off showstopper? And in the flavour of everyone’s favourite autumn drink order, no less.
Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Makes: 12 servings
Difficulty: Bake Off finalist
#7 Dark chocolate chip cookies
Quick yet decadent, gooey and rich, we can see these cookies leading to a ‘make double the amount required and eat them all’ kind of scenario.
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes: 24 cookies
#8 Black buttercream icing
If you’re already planning on baking a cake, step it up a notch and turn your Betty Crocker creation into an edgy, gothic masterpiece. Blacker-than-black buttercream icing will turn any sponge or cupcake into a fright fest!
Total time: 30-40 minutes
Makes: as much as you like!
#9 Pumpkin cheesecake truffle mummies
No baking required for these, meaning you can watch the Bake Off contestants rush around and panic over timings while you haven’t!
Total time: 50 minutes
Makes: 14 truffles
#9 Meringue ghosties
So easy to make, so quick to eat… This little ghosties are a great after-dinner palate sweetener. Or midnight snack. Or breakfast platter. Eat them however you like! 👻
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: as many as you like
Not ready to stop looking at cute but spooky desserts? We know the feeling…
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