You can’t go to a party empty-handed. And you also can’t have the dessert table empty at your Halloween party. Since you’ll be spending your extra time perfecting your costume, we found 16 desserts for your Halloween party that are sure to impress your friends. From spooky to glow-in-the-dark to adorable, these treats are way better than the typical candy bowl.


1. Loaded Peanut Butter Brownies: If you ask us, you can never have enoughpeanut butter. That’s why there are three different types of peanut butter in this recipe. (via Brit + Co)


2. Mean Green Neon Confetti Cake: Glow-in-the-dark cake. Need we say more? (via Brit + Co)


3. Carmel Candy Apples: You’re bound to have too many apples to use after apple picking this fall. Put them to good use by making fancy candy apples that will impress your friends. (via Brit + Co)


4. Blood-Shattered Petit Fours With Sugar Glass: Halloween isn’t just about impressing your friends. It’s about terrifying them too. These spooky treats only take six ingredients to make. (via Brit + Co)

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5. Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream: This vegan ice cream is super healthy and super delicious. It’s got pumpkin AND cookie dough, so how could it not be good? (via Chocolate Covered Katie)


6. Skinny Pumpkin Pie Milkshake: All of the great flavors of pumpkin pie come together in this delicious and good-for-you milkshake. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner! (via Gimme Some Oven)


7. Spooky Monster Cupcakes: These cupcakes are *almost* too cute to eat. No one will ever guess that they came from a box. (via Brit + Co)

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8. Paleo Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: You can indulge in these Paleo whoopie pies from now until Halloween. (via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)

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9. Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups: Upgrade the traditional Halloween favorite with the addition of pumpkin and almond butter. (via Edible Perspective)


10. Candy Corn Cheesecake: Even if we can’t all agree on candy corn (you either love it or hate it), we can all agree it’s *delicious* in cheesecake form. (via Munchkin Munchies)


11. Skinny Salted Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding: Serve *this* vegan and gluten-free dessert at all of your dinner parties this season. (via The Almond Eater)

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12. Skinny Mummy Cake Balls: A box of yellow cake mix, eggs, white chocolate and Greek yogurt are all you need for these adorable treats. (via Skinnytaste)


13. Pumpkin Seed Puppy Chow: A party isn’t a party without puppy chow. Make yours seasonal with pumpkin pie spice. (via Brit + Co)


14. Halloween S’mores: If you’re lucky enough to have a bonfire at your Halloween get-together, hand out these adorable s’mores packets with ghost Peeps. (via Old Town Home)


15. No-Bake Pumpkin Ice Cream Tart With Speculoos Crust: You’ll only need one grocery store trip — even a Trader Joe’s trip at that — for this no-bake pumpkin treat. (via Brit + Co)


16. Sugar Skull Cake Balls: These cake balls are next level. Make a night out of prepping for your Halloween party by DIYing these with your besties. (via Brit + Co)

Are you attending or hosting a Halloween party this year? Let us know what you’ll be making for it below in the comments.