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10/29/2016 07:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9 Ghoulishly Good Treats For Halloween

Trick-or-Treat? Definitely treat! From killer caramel corn to spooktacular ghost cupcakes, these eerie-sistible goodies are guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit.

1. Ghost Cupcakes

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You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and store-bought fondant, which has a playdough-like consistency. The kids will love getting in on the action. GET THE RECIPE

2. Homemade Caramel Corn

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Halloween and caramel go hand-in-hand, so why not make some homemade caramel corn for your crowd? Surprisingly, you don't need a giant copper kettle or even a candy thermometer to make it. Fair warning, though: it's insanely addictive. Don't make this popcorn unless you have the willpower of a saint or many friends to share it with! GET THE RECIPE

3. Hot Buttered Apple Cider with Rum

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This warm fall cocktail combines apple cider with hot buttered rum and autumn spices. It's ideal for a crowd because it sits on the stove in a big pot with a ladle for everyone to help themselves (making your house smell amazing). GET THE RECIPE

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

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With a chocolate cookie crust, rich and creamy peanut butter layer, and smooth-as-silk milk chocolate topping, these bars taste like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in grown-up form. GET THE RECIPE

5. Sweet, Salty, Spicy Candied Pecans

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My husband calls these candied pecans "crack nuts" because they're madly addictive. The best part? You only need four simple ingredients to make them -- and if you start right now, you'll be done in 15 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

6. Millionaire's Shortbread

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Known as Millionaire's Shortbread, presumably because they are so rich, these bars consist of a layer of crumbly shortbread, a layer of soft caramel and a layer of chocolate. They taste like gourmet Twix bars. GET THE RECIPE

7. Halloween Owl Cupcakes

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These sweet owls are perfect for school parties, and easy enough even for the pre-school set. Bring on the sugar rush! GET THE RECIPE

8. Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Who can resist a bite of red velvet? These cupcakes have a subtle chocolate flavor, a deep mahogany color, and a lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top. GET THE RECIPE

9. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies

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Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these chocolate brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center, and crisp on top. Be sure to cut them small -- they are rich as sin! GET THE RECIPE