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Crispy Oven-Baked Wings With Sriracha-Honey Glaze

Wings at home? You bet. The oven ensures crispy results, with only 5 minutes of prep, and fewer calories than deep-fried sports-bar hot wings.

Skull Cucumber Pickles

Look closely at those cucumber pickles. Who says candy and sweets get to have all the fun on Halloween? Get your kids to down just a few vegetables before they head out to Trick-or-Treat (and begin the inevitable sugar overload) with this quick-pickled make-ahead salad. We sliced carrots, fennel, squash, and cucumber, then used a pairing knife to trim each cucumber slice into an adorable miniature skull. A simple solution of vinegar, chile, sugar, salt and water pickles the vegetables in the fridge, so you can make this concoction days (or even up to a month) beforehand. It’ll get spicier (and spookier!) over time.

Whole Roasted Chicken on a Bed of Cauliflower

A whole roasted chicken is dramatic enough on its own. It’s one of those great kitchen tricks (that’s actually easier than it appears) every home cook should have in his or her back pocket. But this version? Above and beyond. We tried roasting an entire chicken over a layer of cauliflower “steaks,” and the result is pretty glorious. The vegetable soaks up flavor from the chicken and gets crispy and caramelized around the edges. The chicken roasts to perfection and doesn’t get soggy on bottom. And, another plus: No need for gravy. Turn the pan juices into a fast, tangy vinaigrette with some herbs and lemon juice.

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

These individual pumpkin cakes have been a fall standby long before Pumpkin Spice Lattes came on the scene. Indeed, our cupcakes are deliciously moist, bursting with pumpkin flavor, and topped with a creamy icing that’s decadent but not too sweet. Not to mention, we devised a shortcut that makes whipping up these pumpkin cupcakes for a Halloween party or autumn potluck so much simpler: We start with a box of yellow cake mix to eliminate lots of measuring and mixing. The quick batter comes together with pumpkin puree (rather than the water typically called for on the box), for a dense, satisfying cupcake.

Simple Spiderweb Cake

This impressive-looking cake doesn't take much to master—all you'll need is a store-bought cake, a tub of white frosting, and a few drops of black food coloring. No pastry bag? No problem! Simply scoop the frosting into a plastic bag, then snip a small hole in the corner of the bag. The intricate design is merely a series of connected lines, which we've explained in detail below. We guarantee the cake will be all the talk at your Halloween party, even when displayed amongst other spooky snacks. After all, dessert always steals the show.

6 Halloween Appetizers That Rival What’s in the Candy Bag

Who says this season has to be all about the sweet stuff? Serve up these easy and festive finger foods at your Halloween fête, or snack on a few in between trick-or-treaters.

Chicken and Quinoa Burritos

Our quick and easy burritos only take 25 minutes to prepare, but you can also trim that time down considerably by cooking the quinoa the day before you plan to serve them. Store cooked, cooled quinoa in a covered container in the refrigerator, then reheat it in the microwave before loading up each burrito to your liking. We like the burritos with plenty of fresh cilantro, but you could also use shredded romaine lettuce, or even mixed greens. If you haven’t yet experimented with Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream, trust us—you won’t taste the difference.

12 Halloween Treats So Delicious It’s Scary

These tricked out Halloween treats are sure to satisfy every craving.