Spooky and Sweet Halloween Snacks

Traditional Halloween treats can be a nutritional scare. Trade them out for one of these lighter snacks, apps, or drinks so both kids and adults can really enjoy this spooky holiday.

Chocolate Spider Cupcakes Recipe

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Chocolate Spider Cupcakes

It's no trick; these 13 treats are the perfect way to celebrate a healthier Halloween. From cookies to candy apples, these are some scary-good eats!

First up, our Chocolate Spider Cupcakes!

A pretty and sweet treat for the eyes and the stomach, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your spooky get-together.

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Caramel Apples

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Caramel Apples

Making the gooey homemade caramel for this classic autumn treat may take a little time, but it's totally worth the effort.

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Pumpkin Dip

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Pumpkin Dip

This dip makes a delicious break from the overabundance of Halloween sweets. It's perfect for enjoying with fresh apple slices.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

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Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

For those who can't decide between salty and sweet, this delicious concoction is sure to please. Beware of sticky fingers!

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Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

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Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

Use gingerbread cutters to make spooky skeletons out of these scary-good Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies. You can also use 2 1/2-inch cat or bat cutters, if you prefer. Look for meringue powder at craft stores or in the craft section of some big-box retailers.

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Candy Apple Punch

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Candy Apple Punch

Cinnamon candies and cranberry-apple drink help give this party-ready punch its fun, bright red color. For a toddy version, adults can substitute 1 cup rum for 1 cup water.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Our fans rave about this rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust that has only 256 calories per slice and less than 10 grams of fat.

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Brownie Snack Cake Recipes

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Brownie Snack Cake

Don't be intimidated by the spiderweb design on this cake; it's much easier than it looks! Starting in center of cake, pipe frosting in 4 concentric circles. Then, starting at center circle, pull a wooden pick or tip of a knife through circles at regular intervals to edge of cake to form a "web" design.

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Chocolate Spiderweb Cookies

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Chocolate Spiderweb Cookies

Get festive with these delightful chocolatey cookies. For the spiderweb glaze, snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. If it's too small, you can always make it bigger.

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Pumpkin Muffins

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Pumpkin Muffins

Whole wheat flour dons an excellent disguise in these delicious muffins, a treat for both kids and adults.

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Candied Apples

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Candied Apples

Homemade candied apples are a delightfully simple and sweet treat.

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Black Cat Sandwich Cookies

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Black Cat Sandwich Cookies

These yummy (and slightly spooky) confections are a tasty blend of shortbread-like cookies with a layer of soft chocolate.

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Black Cauldron

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Black Cauldron

And once the kiddies retire to inventory their candy haul, grown-ups can drink from our Black Cauldron—a spiked ice-cream float that bubbles and burbles.

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