Spotlight Recipes: Halloween Party Treats

Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these delicious homemade goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.

Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these ghoulish goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.

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Make your own better-for-you Halloween treats.