Top Five Halloween Treats


Are you having creepy cravings for a yummy halloween treat? has found five festive desserts that will get the job done. Whip up a quick and easy batch of witch cookies, test your baking skills with brain cupcakes, or impress and gross out friends and family with kitty litter cake. Get in the halloween spirit and celebrate the right way … with lots of chocolate!

Bats and Brownies Pizza


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) brownie mix
  • Yellow and red food coloring (15 drops yellow, 3 drops red)
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 12 fun-size candy bars (1/2 oz. each), chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. Halloween sprinkles

Heat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; spread onto bottom of 12-inch pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not over bake.) Cool 30 min.
Add food colorings to COOL WHIP; stir gently until well blended. Spread over brownie; top with remaining ingredients.
Cut into wedges.
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Brain Cupcakes

One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes

  • Prepare chocolate cupcakes according to recipe. Cool completely.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, make buttercream.
  • To decorate, use a medium round tip (such as Ateco #12) to pipe a mound of buttercream in the center of cupcake, then outline and pipe a brain design over it.

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Kitty Litter Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 3 drops green food coloring1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls


  • Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  • Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  • Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  • When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won’t need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  • Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  • Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
  • Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a gross Halloween dessert.


Witches Hats


  • 1 (4.25-ounce) tube orange or red decorating frosting
  • 1 (11 1/2-ounce) package fudge-striped shortbread cookies (32 cookies) Click to see savings
  • 1/2 (13-ounce) package milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped (32)

Pipe a small mound of frosting in center of each chocolate-covered cookie bottom; press a chocolate kiss on frosting. Pipe a frosting band and bow around base of each kiss
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October Parfait


  • 1 quart dark chocolate ice cream
  • 1 pint orange sherbet
  • 1 8 oz. container non-dairy whipped topping
  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shelled peanuts

Place a scoop of ice cream in the bottom of each parfait glass; add a scoop of sherbet.
Sprinkle on 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs. Add a small scoop of ice cream and then ⅓ cup whipped topping.
Top with 1 tablespoon cookie crumbs and a tablespoon of peanuts. Yum!
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