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7 Insanely Cool Halloween Treats That You Can Actually Make

Mummies and pumpkins and monsters, oh my!

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There's only one reason to get excited for Halloween (other than your perfect Harry Potter costume), and that is SUGAR.

Yes, fun-size Snickers are FUN. But sometimes — like Halloween — you want sweet PARTY TRICKS. So we invented seven spooky treats that are both super-cute and super-tasty. Because let's be honest, who really wants to stick their hand in a bowl of peeled grape "eyeballs" or eat spaghetti "brains"?

Here are seven easy, super-fun Halloween treats that literally anyone can make. (Even your kid, if you have one.)

Here's what you'll need to make the mummies.

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You can use white chocolate instead of the candy melts (but candy melts just *set* better than white chocolate). You could also use a different narrow cookie (like Milanos) instead of the Nutter Butters.

Here's what you'll need to make the brownie look like a spiderweb.

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Bake your favorite brownie recipe or use a mix. Either way, make sure it's in a round cake pan.

Microwave the chocolate chips and cream for about 1 minute, then whisk until you have a ~smooth and glossy glaze~. Then, spread that over the top of the brownie.

To make the white icing, whisk the powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of the heavy cream. Scrape this into a zip-top bag and twist it to make a little bundle.

Next, cut a tiny hole in the tip of the bag. Make a spiral design starting in the middle of the brownie and going all the way to the edge. Then, drag a toothpick from the center of the spiral to the outside it look like a spiderweb. BOOM. Magic.

Smooth the dip in a bowl and then top it with crushed Oreos to make the dirt. Then, write on the Milanos with black frosting to make the gravestones. Sink them into the dip and scatter candy corn pumpkins and gummy worms all around.

Stir Rice Krispies into melted marshmallows that you've tinted orange with food coloring. Then, mold them into pumpkins and stick a small piece of green Twizzler in the top to make a stem.

Here's what you'll need to make the cake.

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Use your favorite vanilla frosting and chocolate cake recipes or go for store-bought. The only essential is farm-fresh candy corn. JK, lol.

Tint one bowl of the frosting yellow and one orange with the food coloring, until they look like the colors of the candy corn. If you want to get it exact, use a real live candy corn to gauge the colors.

Start by frosting the bottom layer yellow. Then, put the second layer on top and frost it white, but leave the sides bare so that you can frost it orange.

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Don't worry too much about getting it perfect. The smudgy look is what you are going for.

Then, decorate the top with as many candy corns as your heart desires. We did a simple border, but you could cover the entire top or just leave it plain.

Melt the chocolate chips and then mix with the oats, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. Make tombstone shapes and then write on them with the white frosting.