Halloween will be here before you know it. Lots of kids decked out in costumes, ringing your doorbell with excitement and anticipation for their next batch of spooky Halloween desserts (straight from the good ol’ wall oven)! All it takes is the shout of trick or treat, and they get candy in their bucket. What more could a kid ask for?
But let’s be real, though – adults need some enjoyment on Halloween, too. And we don’t mean sneaking candy from your kid’s bucket. Halloween is a perfect time to make some ghoulish treats. Whether you are throwing a costume party at your house, trying to make the work day a little more festive, or just want to treat yourself, we’ve got the 411 on the best Halloween desserts you need to have this year.
7 Spooky Halloween Desserts for the Wall Oven
So pick your favs, grab the ingredients, and fire up that stainless steel wall oven. It’s time to whip together a magical potion!
1. Spooky Spider Cookies
You cannot mix cookies and candy together – said no one ever. These creepy crawlers, aka spooky spider cookies, give you all the good feels despite their outward, 8-legged appearance. They are fun, delicious, and perfect for a Halloween treat.
The base is made of a soft peanut butter cookie. Once it comes out of your wall oven, the decorating begins – while they are still hot. Turn these plain cookies into sweet spiders with the help of a mini peanut butter cup pressed into the cookie (the heat will melt it in place). This is the spider’s body. A chocolate-covered peanut or raisin comes next to create its head.
Let the cooking cool, then add some legs with black gel icing. The final step? Pop one in your mouth and enjoy!
2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are some classics that just need to be left alone. And chocolate chip cookies are one of them. That is, of course, unless you add some pumpkin spice. Let’s just call it an enhanced version. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies take the soft, warm, gooey cookies you have always loved and transform them into a fall must-have. Trust us, you will never look at a chocolate chip cookie the same again.
Gather all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies, including some canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves).
Just 11 to 13 minutes in your wall oven at 350 degrees, and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat.
3. Pumpkin Sheet Cake
Sticking with the pumpkin flavoring because, well, it’s fall – we’ve got a pumpkin sheet cake you won’t want to miss.
Sheet cakes, in general, are simple cakes that you can always count on to be so moist and so incredibly good. It only makes sense that you would make a pumpkin spice version, too.
This recipe includes simple ingredients, including flour, sugar, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and the like. The icing is a mixture of softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a few other pantry staples. It throws together nicely and goes into your wall oven for just 20 minutes.
Everyone appreciates a pumpkin sheet cake. And, if they don’t, are they even real? This time of year, you may want to check.
4. Candy-Covered Caramel Bars
You can either invest in some candy to make spooky Halloween desserts, or you can use the candies that come from your kid’s trick-or-treating stash. Candy-covered caramel bars are ooey and gooey and oh-so-delicious!
If you have never used canned dulce de leche, now is your chance. You have a crumbly crust made of things like flour, oats, and brown sugar. This is then baked and topped with the dulce de leche. While it is soft, add candies to the top and press them in gently. Child for at least 2 hours before cutting.
Consider using Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Snickers, M & M’s, or any similar candy. This one is so good we will just say you’re welcome now.
5. Halloween Cake Balls
You’ve undoubtedly seen cake balls at some point. But did you know that Halloween cake balls are so easy to make at home? All you need is a cake mix (try bloody red velvet), frosting, melting chocolate, lollipop sticks, and colorful gel icing.
You make the cake as you normally would in your wall oven, adding some rum if you’d like to adult your cake balls. Then just crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Mix in icing little by little until you can no longer see it, and then roll the cake mix into small balls using a small ice cream scooper.
Melt the chocolate and dip your ball and rest on parchment paper. As it cools, you can begin decorating them as spooky as you’d like. Get creative.
6. Pop Tart Ghosts
Who said pop-tarts are just for kids? Well, humans of all ages will love these pop-tart ghosts. Not only are they super adorable, but they taste so, so good.
You can use store-bought dough (because who has time to make it from scratch?), or you can make your own. And you are going to cut out your ghost shapes. The filling of these pop-tarts is Nutella – yum! Put a top on and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork.
Bake in your wall oven until done!
To get the full ghastly ghost effect, you will glaze them and add some eyes or whatever decorations you think will work best.
Experiment with different designs, too!
7. Brownie Bottom Halloween Cupcakes
Can’t decide between brownies or cupcakes? Well, you don’t have to with brownie bottom Halloween cupcakes. Fill your cupcake tin with a layer of brownie mix and add some Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder to get them almost black. Then top with a vanilla cake batter that you have doused with orange food coloring.
Bake in your wall oven until done all the way through.
Top with some delicious white icing, and then decorate using sprinkles, colored sugar, candy eyeballs, and more.
This is the perfect Halloween cupcake.
Happy Halloween from THOR Kitchen
It just wouldn’t be the same without some spooky Halloween desserts. And those desserts wouldn’t taste as good without a Thor Kitchen wall oven. You know what to do!