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Halloween is on a Saturday this year, and shouldn’t it always be? That would allow parents the time to actually enjoy the holiday with the kids–and for ourselves–without worrying about school the next morning.

If your family is planning to do the holiday big this year, here are some recipes from our friends at FoodNetwork.com that pack all treat, no tricks. Easy to bake cupcakes and one very easy to bake option if you’re not feeling like a superstar pastry chef, these Halloween treats for the kids are great for a party or just a snack. Enjoy the holiday!

 

Wicked Cupcakes

Ingredients
Cupcakes:
1 1/2 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cups prune juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Read the full recipe here.

Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding

Ingredients
Pudding:
1 package gelatin
2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
6 large egg yolks (reserve 2 whites for topping)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Read the full recipe here.

Pecan-Caramel Spiders

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups toasted pecans
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Read the full recipe here.

Angel’s Food Cupcakes

A pillowy meringue frosting and white candy halos make these super-light cupcakes especially angelic. Use the leftover egg yolks to make lemon curd.

Ingredients
Cupcakes:
Cooking spray
1/2 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
Fine salt
5 large egg whites, at room temperature

Read the full recipe here.

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Devilish dark cupcakes with a bittersweet chocolaty glaze, these little guys are the perfect sinister snack.

Ingredients
Cupcakes:
Cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Fine salt

 

Read the full recipe here.

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