14 of the BEST Recipes to Make this October

Hellooooooooo, October! October is THE best month of the year...and I'm not just saying that because I have an October birthday. Pumpkin treats hit the stores, the humidity lowers, and I look at fall scenes from around the country on Instagram with envy while it's still 90 degrees here, but STILL, October is the best. 

Here are 14 recipes that you need to make this October. I'm sorry to be bossy, but yeah, you need them. 

14 of the BEST Recipes to Make this October

14 of the BEST Recipes to Make this October

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

MAKE.THESE. Like this instant. Throw a trench over your pj's, pull your hair back into a ponytail, swipe on some lipstick and mascara, and RUN to the grocery store for these ingredients.

Black Cocoa Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

black cocoa cut-out cookies

If you're decorating cookies this month, you'll want to try these absolutely delish Black Cocoa Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies. (Don't worry, we'll talk cookie designs for Halloween soon.) Imagine these decorated with just a simple white outline! So cute!

Mexican Chocolate Macarons

mexican chocolate macarons

The warm spices in the macarons make them perfect for cooler weather. Inspired by Mexican Chocolate, these Mexican Chocolate Macarons have that classic crisp shell and chewy interior.

The Easiest (and most delicious) Tortilla Soup

The Easiest (and most delicious) Tortilla Soup

The Easiest (and most delicious) Tortilla Soup

Wait. What?!? A soup recipe? I know...you were expecting cookies. Hear me out. After a day of baking cookies, you'll want something easy, peasy and super comforting for dinner. This is it. 

BOO-tiful Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal (with Greek yogurt ghosts!)

baked pumpkin oatmeal with greek yogurt ghosts

Made with pumpkin, fall spices, and toasty coconut sugar, the oatmeal bakes up soft, thick, and full of melting chocolate. Top each individual serving off with a Greek yogurt ghost and they're just the cutest, spookiest breakfast EVER!

Candy Corn Rolo Turtles

candy corn rolo turltes

These little candy corn turtles are chewy, chocolaty, salty, and sweet. Basically, everything you want out of life. They're dangerously addictive and quick to whip up.

Spiced Pumpkin Energy Balls

spiced pumpkin energy balls

They're nut-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free if you're watching those things. More importantly, they taste great! Chewy with a little crunch, moist, and full of warm fall spices. 

Spooky S'mores Bars

spooky s'mores bars

One of the most popular recipes on the blog, these Spooky S'mores Bars have a thick graham cracker cookie base, a layer of milk chocolate, and are topped with ghost-shaped Peeps marshmallows. 

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Sugar Frosting

frosted pumpkin cookies

These cookies are soft and pillowy, almost like mini cakes.  The softness comes from the pumpkin, the sour cream, and the brown sugar.

Double Cocoa Pumpkin Smoothie

double cocoa pumpkin smoothie

Filled with good-for-you ingredients like antioxidants, protein, fiber, and vitamins, this double cocoa pumpkin smoothie is straight-up delicious...and has no added sugar! (I like my sugar in cookies, thankyouverymuch.)

Treacle Tart

Harry Potter's favorite dessert: treacle tart

Harry Potter's favorite dessert: treacle tart

Do you need to bake up Harry Potter's favorite dessert? Yes, yes, you do. While not a dessert we typically see in the US, Treacle Tart is worth adding to your fall baking repertoire! 

Spiced Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Pumpkin Cream Filling

spiced chocolate sandwich cookies with pumpkin filling

The cookies are intensely chocolate with a lingering hint of spice, containing what you might think of as typical fall spices, plus just a pinch of red pepper. The baked cookies are thick, and when sandwiched with the cream, absolutely decadent.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

our favorite fall dessert recipe

THIS is the recipe I make at least once every fall...usually, I make it a few times. The bars are cakey, spicy, and studded with chocolate chips.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip bars

A gluten-free version of our favorite falls dessert. They're soft, cakey, and full of warm fall spices. This gluten-free version makes the bars a bit softer but still oh-so-good! 

I think tortilla soup with pumpkin chocolate chip bars for dessert will be on the menu at our house tomorrow!

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