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Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.
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Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.

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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

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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 just like gourmet Twix® bars. GET THE RECIPE

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This warm banana cake drizzled with hot toffee sauce is a twist on the classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding. GET THE RECIPE

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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

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Fudgy in the center and crisp on the surface, these brownies are truly out of this world. The recipe comes from Nick Malgieri's Chocolate cookbook, an excellent resource for all things chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

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

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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