6 Pumpkin-Shaped Desserts That Are Better Than Halloween Candy

This year, you don't have to hit a pumpkin patch or go trick-or-treating to get the full October effect.

Make these pumpkin-shaped desserts instead!

1. Chocolate-Filled Pumpkins

THESE little treats are one of the most Insta-ready desserts we've seen all season. Hazelnut, white chocolate and cinnamon are just a few ingredients in these treats to get jazzed about.

Chocolate filled pumpkins

(via Delish)


2. Pumpkin Pail Cake

THIS cake is totally over-the-top, but that's what makes it so great, amirite? Fill the middle with October sweets and treats for the ultimate Halloween dessert.

Pumpkin pail cake

(via The Cake Blog)


3. Pumpkin French Macarons

Painting faces on THESE macarons is optional, but would it really be Halloween if you didn't?

Pumpkin French macarons

(via Yummy Mummy Kitchen)


4. Pumpkin Cake Pops

We've made cake pops before, but none like THESE pumpkin-shaped ones. For that fresh, off-the-vine look, add green icing near the stem.

Pumpkin cake pops

(via What Should I Make For)


5. Pumpkin Pretzel Bites

If sweet and salty is more your taste, look no further than THESE pumpkin pretzel bites. Make them into pumpkins by sprinkling a few orange and green M&M's on top.

Pumpkin pretzel bites

(via Two Sisters)


6. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

THESE adorable Rice Krispies Treats don't actually have pumpkin flavoring in them, but that won't stop us from devouring the entire batch in one sitting, TBH.

Pumpkin Rice Krispies treats

(via Cooking Classy)


If you're brave enough to make these spooky treats, then you're probably also brave enough to try THESE new candy corn-flavored M&M's.