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4 Scary-Good Halloween Treats You Have to Eat to Believe

Up your spooky snack game with four wickedly delicious DIYs.

Pretzel broomsticks
Photo by: Heather Baird

While the grocery store candy aisle is a perfectly suitable source for the stuff you'll leave out for the trick-or-treaters, to limit your Halloween snacks to those supermarket standbys would be a grave mistake. Even if your plan is to keep your family festivities relatively low-key, you can still go big with a bewitching refreshment table. Read on to discover four scary-good treats guaranteed to make this year's Halloween hang extra sweet. Try one, or go all-out for a wickedly delicious spread.

A macabre cake

A homemade red velvet skeleton cake

A homemade red velvet skeleton cake

If you're in the market for an eye-catching confection that's equal parts twisted and tasty, this delicious red velvet skeleton cake will not disappoint. Slice it open for a creepy surprise that's certain to give everyone a good scare. Difficulty level: advanced 

Enchanting baked broomsticks 

Homemade pretzel broomsticks

Homemade pretzel broomsticks

Calling all fans of bewitching bakes: These two-ingredient pretzel and phyllo dough broomsticks are the magical appetizers you've always dreamed of conjuring. Keep your presentation classic with a savory nacho cheese dip, or opt for sweet and add a finishing cinnamon sugar flourish. Difficulty level: easy 

A fall-inspired treat

Apple cider caramels

Add some treats to your bag of tricks with these apple cider caramels that savor the flavor of the season. Serve them up to whatever ghouls show up at your door or keep them all to yourself. Difficulty level: medium

An edible haunted house

Assembling the base of a haunted gingerbread house

A completed haunted gingerbread house

Made with black cocoa powder and muscovado sugar, this edible haunted house is deceptively delicious. Doubling as decor and dessert, this break-and-eat haunted mansion takes grandma's gingerbread house to the dark side. Difficulty level: advanced

Top off your creep-tastic tablescape with these eerily charming mugs, creepy candles, and DIY knitted pumpkin patterns made by Etsy sellers.

Halloween decor SHOP (clockwise from top left): Witches brew coffee mug from ODYSEA, $22; easy knitted pumpkin pattern from Claire Fairall Designs, $3; wizard hat for cats from Purrs And Stitches, from $18; spooky halloween votive candle from A & D Crafty Co, from $10;

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Katie Hawley

Katie Hawley is a senior editor at Etsy. She's also an aspiring weaver, a perpetual snacker, and head-over-heels obsessed with her dog.

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