The Greatest Halloween Desserts Trending on Pinterest Right Now

by Justina Huddleston
Sep 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Whenever I'm looking up new dessert ideas, there's only one place I head: Pinterest. And when Halloween rolls around, Pinterest is even handier — getting the perfect spooky-looking, ghoulish sweets and treats on the table for my Halloween get-togethers is essential, and it's a lot easier to decide what to make when I can actually see what the finished recipe looks like first and foremost.

The desserts in this slideshow are tried and tested too — each one has been shared thousands of times, and it's easy to see why. From multicolored popcorn dotted with edible googly eyes to midnight-black whoopie pies filled with oozing orange frosting, these eye-catching desserts double as a sweet snack and Halloween decor.

So take a little break from making your costume to whip up one or two of these spooktacular recipes. The only thing that's really scary about them is how hard it'll be for everyone to resist having more than one.

1 /12: Bewitched Halloween popcorn

1/12 :Bewitched Halloween popcorn

Sweet, sticky and colorful, this popcorn is perfect for sharing on scary movie night. 

2 /12: Pumpkin cheesecake truffle balls

2/12 :Pumpkin cheesecake truffle balls

White chocolate coats the creamy pumpkin center in these elegant truffles

3 /12: Dark chocolate Halloween chip cookies

3/12 :Dark chocolate Halloween chip cookies

Peanut butter and white chocolate chips dot these festive Halloween cookies

4 /12: Rice Krispies pumpkin treats

4/12 :Rice Krispies pumpkin treats

Rice Krispies treats get a Halloween makeover in this cute recipe.

5 /12: Chocolate-caramel apple turtle slices

5/12 :Chocolate-caramel apple turtle slices

Serving caramel apples in slices makes them more manageable, and maximizes the ratio of candy to fruit.

6 /12: Halloween harvest hash Chex mix

6/12 :Halloween harvest hash Chex mix

Give your Chex mix some seasonal flair with the addition of Halloween candy in this recipe

7 /12: Ghosts-in-the-graveyard Halloween cups

7/12 :Ghosts-in-the-graveyard Halloween cups

Creamy Oreo pudding, whipped cream ghosts and cookie tombstones make this dessert a total scream. 

8 /12: Black velvet whoopie pies

8/12 :Black velvet whoopie pies

Moist and chocolaty, these black velvet whoopie pies go best with a cold glass of milk. 

9 /12: Halloween brownie cupcakes

9/12 :Halloween brownie cupcakes

Brownie-bottom cupcakes are so decadent, you'll forget all about your trick-or-treat candy. 

10 /12: Eyeball cake pops

10/12 :Eyeball cake pops

These gruesome cake pops, speared by forks, are sure to make your Halloween party guests scream. 

11 /12: Halloween marshmallows

11/12 :Halloween marshmallows

It's surprisingly easy to make these colorful Halloween marshmallow pops

12/12 :Pin it!