Five (Classy) Halloween Treats from Martha Stewart

We have to say that Halloween isn't our favorite holiday. We find lot of the ghoulish tricks and treats more gross-out than good fun. But there are always creative ways to celebrate the darkness of fall and the colors of harvest, and since Halloween is only a couple weeks away, here are five classy treats from Martha Stewart's holiday issue that we found appealing.

• 1 Friendly Ghost Cake - This cake's sweet, slightly timid-looking ghosts are charming and rather Miyaziki-esque. Plus, they don't look hard to make!

• 2 Guacamoldy with Creature Chips - Guacamole is universally popular, and these chips are easily made out of tortillas.

• 3 Invisible Pops - These homemade lollipops have real creative potential! We like this Halloween version, but we could see mini versions on birthday cakes, or Christmas varieties with swirls of red-hot candies.

• 4 Frightful Bites - Lovely chocolate cookies, with a template for the Gothic lettering. These are easy even for the icing-challenged among us.

• 5 Swamp Sangria - A grown-up party drink, with a sophisticated touch of pear eau-de-vie.

Do you have plans for Halloween treats yet?

Related: Happy Halloween: Dinner Party Inspiration

(Images: Martha Stewart)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.