Published on October 1, 2018

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Sugar and Charm

No tricks, all treats. This Halloween, make fun and festive desserts that don’t, well, scare the kids! Forego finger foods shaped like toes, brains, or bloody insides and whip up recipes you’ll actually want to eat. Think kooky, not creepy, and your little treat-seekers will thank you.

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Nutter Butter Boos

White chocolate transforms these ordinary cookies into spooky, sweet little ghosts. Add eyes and mouth and you have a tasty treat that’s good enough to eat.

Get the recipe on Homemade Interest.

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Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs

For a festive, sweet and salty snack, get creative and whip up these playful pretzel spiderwebs. Decorate with colorful sprinkles and throw on a chocolate spider—before you know it, you’ll have your guests tangled in their very own yummy web. 

Get the recipe on Five Heart Home.

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Spider Buttercup Cookies

Peanut buttercups, licorice, and a soft peanut butter cookies create a tiny, bug-eyed spider that’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Find the recipe via Popsugar.

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Photography by DESIGN EAT REPEAT

Zombie Halloween Rice Krispies Cones

A kid-friendly twist on the undead, these adorable zombie Rice Krispies cones are tasty and not the least bit scary. Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

Get the recipe on Design Eat Repeat.

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Witchy Cupcakes

Ding, dong, the witch is… in a cupcake! Stick edible witch legs into homemade or store-bought cupcakes for a simple but festive dessert.

Get the recipe and more fall favorites via Punch Bowl.

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Witch Hat S’mores

Just when we thought s’mores couldn’t get better, we found these whimsical witch hats. These chocolate-and-toasted-marshmallow treats are sure to conjure visions of campfires…and cauldrons.

Get the recipe on Sugar & Charm.

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Cat and Moon Halloween Cupcakes

These display-worthy cupcakes are topped with sugar-covered candy disc full moons and novelty black cat picks. Whip up a baker’s dozen for your All Hallow’s Eve dessert spread.

Get the recipe on The Cake Girls.

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Candy Corn Blondies

Make these golden-hued blondies for all of your friends nursing a serious candy corn obsession.

Find the recipe via Back To Her Roots.

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Mummy-wrapped Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies hit all the right points. Pumpkin, pastry, and Halloween-inspired!

Find the recipe via OMG Chocolate Desserts.

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Witch Hat Cupcakes

With additional cupcake liners, create festive toppers for cupcakes. Shhh…we won’t even tell if the treats are store-bought!

Find the recipe via Popsugar.

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Pumpkin Cake Pops

Have you ever met a cake pop that you didn’t like? This pumpkin treat might actually take the cake.

Find the recipe via Clever Housewife.

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Cookie Monster Bark

Sesame Street fans old and young will love to dig this cookie crumble bark recipe.

Find the recipe via House of Yumm.

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Mummy Buddies

These yummy mummies—made with shredded wheat, almond butter, white chocolate, confectioners sugar, and edible eyeballs—are guaranteed to be a graveyard smash.

Get the recipe on Sheri Silver.

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Pumpkin Pretzel Bites

With square-grid pretzels, M&M’s, and a dab of melted chocolate, whip up a sweet and salty snack both kids and adults will love.

Find the recipe via Two Sisters Crafting.

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White Chocolate Reeses’ pieces Cookies

With this cookie, more is more! White chocolate and peanut butter chips meet Reeses’ Pieces meet peanut butter cookie dough in this ultimate PB cookie combo.

Find the recipe via Baker By Nature.

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Jack O’ Lantern Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are a fall classic. You could roll them in chopped nuts and sprinkles, or up the festive factor by using orange candy melts and tootsie rolls to create jack o’ lanterns.

Get the recipe on Let’s Mingle Blog

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Monster Munch Party Mix

Reeses’ Pieces, caramel corn, candy corn, pretzels, and peanuts come together in this salty-sweet party mix that would make Buddy the Elf proud.

Find the recipe via Back To Her Roots.

This story was originally published on September 2016, it has been updated with new information. 

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