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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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