Halloween is, in many ways, as much about the treats and sweets as it is the costumes. And if throwing a Halloween party is in your plans, it’s essential that your dessert spread is the best on the block. Halloween desserts can range from spooky to upscale, and it’s up to you which route you want to take. The best desserts incorporate pieces of extra Halloween candy—such as Heath Bar Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches, or M&M Popcorn Bars—or replace the need for store-bought candy altogether, as is the case with our homemade Candy Corn Cookies. But don’t limit your Halloween desserts to just brownies and cookies. We’ve got recipes for festive Halloween layer cakes and cheesecakes, which you can decorate with caramel apples, pumpkin seeds, and ghost-like meringues. Throwing a last-minute soiree? Grab a box of store-bought cupcakes and use our easy guide to transform them into pumpkins, black cats, skulls, and more.