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31 Spooky, Sweet and Savory Treats for Halloween

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If you aren’t frightened yet, you should be! Here are 31 Spooky, Sweet and Savory Treats for Halloween!

One of the scariest things about Halloween, at least to me, is that Halloween and the parties leading up to the night of fright, are the official start to the holiday eating season. Baked goodies and adorable appetizers appear on platters as if by magic. The aisle at the market that used to be filled with coolers, rafts and charcoal briquettes has been transformed into a fun-sized candy aisle with all of your childhood favorites.

My advice? Admire the handy work of your talented friends and family. Marvel at their sublime icing skills and ability to turn hot dogs into mummies. Create your own crafty confections to share. And go ahead, try a little of everything… even the fun-sized stuff, for nostalgia’s sake. Just be sure to get in an additional lap or two around the block to stave off the extra calories.

  • 31 Spooky, Sweet and Savory Treats for Halloween 1 of 32
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    Brace yourself. The 31 desserts and appetizers you are about to see will haunt your dreams!

  • Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles 2 of 32
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    A decadent treat from Cooking on the Weekends, these Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles will please both the gourmands and ghouls alike.

  • Cheddar Witches Fingers 3 of 32
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    These Spooky Cheese Straws from Cook Like a Champion will give you a salty, savory crunch between all those sweets this Halloween.

  • Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting 4 of 32
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    I guess the only thing scary about these Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is how many of them I can eat. Video instruction included.

  • Ghoulish Skeleton Quesadilla 5 of 32
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    Make lunch time extra spooky! Kids will love this Ghoulish Skeleton Quesadilla from Nicole Presley.

  • Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cookies 6 of 32
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    When you need a break from the unhealthy, overly-sweet and gory looking Halloween goodies, give these low-sugar, Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cookies with Almonds and Coconut Oil from Kalyn's Kitchen a try.

  • Halloweenies 7 of 32
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    These savory Halloweenies from Cbsop couldn't be easier. Cocktail sausages wrapped in refrigerated crescent dough and served with a side of mustard are sure to be a crowd pleaser with your hungry goblins.

  • Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts 8 of 32
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    Unlike the real creepy crawlies, these cute little Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts from Inside BruCrew Life will be a welcome addition to any Halloween party.

  • Mini Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes 9 of 32
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    Yummy Mummy Kitchen shares the perfect Halloween bite of orange and black with Mini Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes.

  • Deviled Spider Eggs 10 of 32
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    A black olive becomes a thing of terror when transformed into a spooky spider on top of these Deviled Spider Eggs from Shockingly Delicious.

  • Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn 11 of 32
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    For the Ikea-like tutorial on How to Make Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn, check out this wordless recipe from Eat the Love.

  • Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Cookies 12 of 32
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    I don't think anyone would complain if these festive and beautiful Sugar Cookies from Presley's Pantry showed up on Halloween and not Dia de Los Muertos. Video instruction included.

  • Nutella Dirt Cake 13 of 32
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    You'll be happy to have a mouthful of dirt with this Nutella Dirt Cake from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen.

  • Jack-o-Lantern Cheeseburgers 14 of 32
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    Cheeseburgers are great any night of the year, and these Jack-o-Lantern Cheeseburgers could almost get a vegetarian in the spirit!

  • Candy Apples 15 of 32
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    Cook Like A Champion reminds us that pumpkins aren't the only thing to enjoy once fall comes around. Apples are in season this time of year, too, and a festive way to use them for Halloween is to make Candy Apples.

  • Ossi di Morti – Bone of the Dead Cookies 16 of 32
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    Ossi di Morti are crunchy, Italian meringue cookies with hazelnuts and almonds, also known as Bone of the Dead Cookies. This recipe from Webicurean will surely spook and delight your guests.

  • Healthy Beet Chocolate Cake Halloween Jack-o-lanters 17 of 32
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    Have fun with the kids and give them these mini pumpkins to turn into their own Jack-o-lanterns. Two Broads Abroad have made the base a healthy Beet Chocolate Cake, so you won't feel as guilty giving them to the little ones.

  • Witches’ Digits 18 of 32
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    These simple, yet sophisticated almond cookies are surprisingly easy to make. Witches' Digits from Shockingly Delicious are a good family project, that provide plenty of laughter as well as fright.

  • Zombie Cupcake Toppers 19 of 32
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    Top your favorite cupcakes with these Zombie Cupcake Toppers from Tikkido and you'll turn even the sweetest cupcakes into a frightening treat. Video instruction included.

  • Burned Monster Meat with Goblin Goo 20 of 32
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    Also known as Blackened Chicken with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, this spooky snack from Cbsop will be a welcome dose of protein to keep you going strong until the wee witching hours.

  • Spooky Spider Stained Glass Cookies 21 of 32
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    Cupcake Project demystifies the most realistic Spider Stained Glass Cookies I've ever seen. The secret to that "frozen in time look" is melted butterscotch candy.

  • Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 22 of 32
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    No Halloween activity has more potential to send someone to the ER than pumpkin carving. But, there is also no Halloween tradition more rewarding than making a jack-o-lantern to alert the neighborhood you're open for business on the spookiest night of the year. And the Pumpkin Seeds hiding inside that jack-o-lantern are everyone's reward.

  • Fast and Easy Halloween Ghosts on Carrot Cake 23 of 32
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    For speed and minimal clean up Everyday Southwest uses spice cake mix for ease and adds shredded carrots, crushed pineapple and chopped walnuts that give these Fast and Easy Halloween Ghost Carrot Cupcakes a scary fresh taste.

  • Pecan Mummy Dumplings 24 of 32
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    These Pecan "Mummy" Dumplings from Eating Rules are a modified apple dumpling from cookbook author Kelly Jaggers. Scraps of pastry dough simulate bandages and little bits of dry cranberry create the spooky, otherworldly eyes!

  • Pumpkin Almond Cookies 25 of 32
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    If you are more into "cute" than "gory and scary," Cooking on the Weekends has the cutest Pumpkin Almond Cookies just for you.

  • Homemade Caramel Apples 26 of 32
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    Tired of unwrapping all those little caramels to make Caramel Apples? Try this completely homemade version from Brooke McClay.

  • Halloween Monster Heads 27 of 32
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    Shockingly Delicious shows that mere marshmallows on a stick with a little chocolate and sprinkles become Halloween Monster Heads this time of year.

  • Turtle Apples 28 of 32
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    Not that scary but certainly delicious, these Turtle Apples from Cravings of a Lunatic are a grown up Caramel Apple I'd consider bobbing for!

  • Kitty Litter Cake 29 of 32
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    This one was almost too disgusting to share. The realism of the Tootsie Roll... well, you know... I have no words. According to The Noble Pig, kids love this Kitty Litter Cake.

  • Clean Eating Caramel Apples 30 of 32
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    If you feel like you need a cleanse after that last one, these Clean Eating Caramel Apples made with brown rice syrup from The Gracious Pantry are for you.

  • Spooky Black Bean Hummus 31 of 32
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    Fat Free Vegan shares this healthy Black Bean Hummus recipe, sure to be the leanest thing on your Halloween table.

  • Candy Corn Pancakes 32 of 32
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    Do you love pancakes? Do you love Candy Corn? Then these Candy Corn Pancakes from The Naptime Chef are for you.

These 31 Spooky, Sweet and Savory Treats from around the wicked web will appease all of your ghouls and goblins this Halloween.

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