Best 5 Halloween Treats

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FN RECIPE Giada de Laurentiis Caramel Chocolate and Candy Apples

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Even if you hardly find yourself craving sugar during the day, it seems that nearly everyone develops a sweet tooth come Halloween time, and with only a few weeks left until Fright Night, it's not too early to indulge in scary-good tricks and treats. From creamy chocolate to the rich flavors of caramel and the chewiness of candy corn, there are surely Halloween-inspired eats to please every palate. Read on below to find Food Network's top-five spooktacular treats from The Pioneer Woman, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and more chefs.

5.  Candy Corn Popcorn Balls — With a mix of sweet and salty tastes, these candy-studded snacks are ideal for kids' parties and adults-only bashes alike. Plus, they're ready to eat in only 25 minutes.

4.  Spiced Caramel Roulade with Ginger Cream — The secret to this comforting dessert is rolling the cake on a sugar-dusted towel, which will help the fragrant cinnamon-laced cake roll easily with a fluffy ginger filling inside.

3.  Pecan-Caramel Spiders — Homemade caramel adds a decadent touch to these deliciously creepy-crawly bites boasting a pecan base and chocolate topping.

2.  Candy Corn — Skip the store-bought candy corn this year and make Alton's from-scratch version instead. His must-try recipe comes together with basic pantry ingredients, like confectioner's sugar, butter and food coloring.

1.  Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples — Giada starts with a blanket of sweet caramel over crisp seasonal apples, then adorns them with melted dark chocolate and crunchy nuts or candy for an over-the-top presentation (pictured above).

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