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Scare Away Your Guests With 7 Spooky Halloween Treats

Brace yourselves!! Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to get freaky and make some super spooky desserts. But you don't have to wait until the 31st to have your Werewolf bar mitzvah. Start the party early this weekend on Oct. 28 -- it's National Chocolate Day! And if there is a better excuse to eat a ton of dessert besides a weekend bookended by two sweet-centric holidays, we don't know it!

1. Zombie Brain Jell-O Shots​

Any time is the right time for a zombie brain Jell-O shot, whether you want to add the booze or leave it out for a kid-friendly, gory treat.

2. Bloody Baklava

Honestly, what is tastier than sweet, flaky baklava? Adding red food coloring is optional but can transform your dessert into horrifyingly delicious slashed up, bloody skin.

3. Blood Clot and Brain Cupcakes

These are gorgeous, delicious (seriously, why would you not want jam in your cupcakes?) and, best of all, really easy to pipe on those brains. If you don't have a piping bag/nozzle, just use a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off.

4. Puff Pastry Intestines

These look spooky, but they are easy to make, and super versatile too -- make them sweet or savory (sausages? heck yes!) depending on what you're feeling.

5. Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Are those miniature knives not the cutest things ever?? Is that weird?

6. Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Not exactly Halloween-themed (though you can certainly turn the caramel into blood with a little food coloring), but we have to celebrate National Chocolate Day with the most delicious chocolate dessert ever. It's a momentous occasion!

7. Salted S'mores Truffles​

Same. I mean, how can you say no to something that is both a s'more and a truffle at the same time? Plus, you can throw them right in with your Halloween spread for some quick bite-sized desserts.