Holidays are always thriving with celebrations — but no holiday bash can beat a proper Halloween party. Whether you’re playing hostess or arriving as a guest, the pressure is on to impress fellow gals and ghouls with a funny Halloween costume, spiked Halloween drinks and sweet and savory Halloween treats. When it comes to the latter, no one can resist adorably spooky (or downright gory) baked goodies. So grab your apron and stock up on extra flour and sugar, ’cause you’re going to have a real scary time choosing which of these 21 baked Halloween treats to make.

Ouija Board Halloween Cookies

1. Ouija Board Cookies: These cookies a perfect way to creep out any friends that have an aversion to the notably threatening Ouija board. Go ahead and contact cookies from the “other side,” ’cause more cookies are never a bad thing. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

Melted Witch Halloween Cookies

2. Melted Witch Cookies: Inspired by the Wicked Witch of the West, these adorable sugar cookies are perfect for that greatly anticipated Halloween party or Wizard of Oz movie night. The tasty balance of sweet and salty will cause you to melt into a puddle of goo yourself. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Halloween Monster Cake Pops

3. Halloween Monster Cake Pops: Food on a stick is all kinds of awesome. This is why both kids and adults love cake pops. These adorable one-eyed monsters are a perfect way to spruce up a treat table and wow your pals on fright night. (via Oh Sweet Day)

Creepy Broken Glass Halloween Cupcakes

4. Creepy Broken Glass Cupcakes: Don’t worry about possible razorblades in your apples; there’s broken glass in your cupcake! This stunning yet chilling treat is perfect for both adult and kid Halloween parties. Just make sure to grab a napkin and don’t eat these near the rug. (via Easy Baked)

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Halloween Cake

5. Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake: Despite the fact that this is an admittedly high maintenance cake, it is SO worth the time and effort once you see (and get to show off) the end result. Your friends and fam are guaranteed to be floored by all the drippy chocolate, oozing caramel and candied apples. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Mini Spider Halloween Pizzas

6. Mini Spider Pizzas: No matter what type of party you’re hosting, it’s not a party until pizza is out for the taking. These spooky little za’s are full of saucy and cheesy goodness. Pro tip: Use black olives to create a spider effect. (via Recipe Runner)

Halloween Candy Corn Bark

7. Halloween Candy Corn Bark: When you can’t decide on which snack you want to indulge in, this bark has it all. This recipe welcomes the addition of some good ol’ classic candy corn to its already sweet and salty mix. It’s impossible to resist. (via The Sugar Coated Cottage)

Halloween Pull-Apart Bread

8. Halloween Pull-Apart Bread: This ghostly pull-apart bread is sure to ignite your Halloween spirit. Get creative and decorate these tasty buns with your very own spooky designs. Spiderwebs, bats, pumpkin faces — the possibilities are endless! (via Chopstick Chronicles)

Halloween Jalapeño Popper Mummies

9. Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies: These little guys are almost too cute to eat (emphasis on almost). No one can escape the temptation of fiery jalapeños stuffed with creamy and oozy cheese. (via The Hopeless Housewife)

Halloween Monster Cookies

10. Halloween Monster Cookies: With some food coloring, frosting and a fun collection of candies, you can turn plain ol’ sugar cookies into a grumbling bunch of angry horrors. This one is great to do with the kids — or alone with a glass of mulled wine. We won’t judge. (via Gathering Beauty)

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11. Brown Butter Baked Pumpkin Donut Cruller: Not all Halloween-y treats have to look ghoulish. In this case, what’s terrifying is the amount of delicious and fluffy pumpkin crullers you’ll devour in one sitting. (via The PKP Way)

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12. Candy Corn Cookies: Halloween is full of tricks and treats, and with these cookies, you get the best of both. You’re tricked into thinking you’re grabbing a handful of deliciously sweet candy corn, but in reality, you’re getting a mouthful of delectable sugar cookie goodness. (via A Sue Chef)

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13. Bloody Bones: BONE appétit! Dunking cheese-stuffed pizza dough into tangy tomato sauce has never been this *bloody* fun. People will ignore the cutesy ghost cupcakes in an effort to mow down more of these. (via Every Nook and Cranny)

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14. Red Velvet Skull Cakes: These gorgeous mini cakes involve some pretty intricate frosting work, but the wow factor cannot be matched. You’ll impress even the most devoted bakers with these menacing tidbits. (via Shore Society)

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15. Mummy Cookies: These mummy cookies are incredibly *yummy* cookies. The flaky, salty crust goes perfectly with the rich pumpkin purée filling. Pack them for your kids to take to school so they can impress their friends — or bring them to work and excite your colleagues. (via Dear Kitchen)

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16. Paleo Witch Finger Cookies: You won’t be able to get your hands off of these creepy and twisted cookie fingers. This is the perfect snack to sneak into your kids’ lunch to give them an unexpected thrill. (via Food Faith Fitness)

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17. Spiderweb Cake: This moist and rich black cocoa cake with orange flavored buttercream is the only Halloween cake inspo you need this year. White buttercream makes up the intricate spiderweb effect. We hope you have a steady hand… (via Liv for Cake)

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18. Monster Cupcakes: Bring some Halloween cheer (and fear) into your home with these spooktacular cupcakes. Let your freaky imagination run wild with colorful icing and candy eyes. Decorating them is fun, but eating them is the best part. (via Life With the Crust Cut Off)


19. Eyeball Cake Pops: Is there anything more horrifying and unnerving than having sharp things near your eyes? This snack is a total nightmare come true — but we guarantee they’re delicious. Just stick a fork in ’em and get over it. (via Bakerella)

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20. Brain Cupcakes: Braaaaains! This one is sure to please Halloween fanatics and Walking Dead nuts alike. If you enjoy being on the fence of “That’s disgusting!” and “Mmmm, cupcakes!”, these eerie treats are just for you. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

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21. Red Velvet Halloween Trifle: If you’re going a step above the usual Halloween party and are hosting an actual dinner, this red velvet trifle is the way to go. Have your guests dig their spoons into this monster mash madness. (via 88 Food)

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