Halloween is fun for so many reasons, but preparing goodies that look like scary creatures is what it's all about. Learn how to make treats that might make you think twice before taking a bite.
Whether you want cookies covered with spider or something more dirty ̵
Jell-O Worms with Oreo Dirt
These worms may not have legs crawling, but they look super-realistic, that's why they have our list with creepy crawling desserts. You may find it annoying to take a bite, but don't worry, as soon as you take a bite you will see that they taste oh so good. You could even help a second time.
The author takes you through steps and teaches you how to make realistic looking worms with gelatin in straw forms. You put them in a cup of ground Oreo, which looks like dirt.
For a little extra glory, place your chocolate pudding in separate cups and add the Oreo crumbs and finally the worms. Immediately before your eyes will be a bowl of worm-affected mud. Yummy.
Get the recipe: Cakes Cottage
Peanut butter Spider Cookies
These spider cookies are a great combination of cute and delicious . If you are not a fan of spiders, you might still be able to get away with it. The crazy eyeballs help make them a little less creepy and a little goofier.
You learn to make peanut butter cookies all over again and then decorate them with Whoppers candy and melted chocolate. Enjoy this with the kids – but watch out for peanut allergies.
Get the recipe: Crafty Morning
These creepy critters are super cute and easy to put together. Children in particular will love this creative hot dog treat. You need a tube of chilled breadsticks or half-moon rolls, a few hot dogs and potato sticks.
By rolling the dough around hot dogs and sticking potato sticks in the legs, you have a tray full of small buggers that make a big bite. How smart!
Add a side of ketchup and mustard for dipping, and small children and adults will love this cute and scary snack.
Get the recipe: Taste of Home  Bloody Red Berry Chocolate Rat Cupcakes
This recipe is a bit more time-consuming but definitely worth it. The outcome of these terrible looking cupcakes for rats is remarkable. After you've made homemade cupcakes, you'll learn how to make the creepy rats with strawberries, melted chocolate, sliced almonds and ground waffle cookies.
After placing the sliced almonds to make ears, carefully pour chocolate over the strawberry and then sprinkle with crushed waffle cookies. Add small eyes and teeth and you have a strangely tasty but frightening dessert.
Get the recipe: 6 Bitter Sweets
Before you make these cool looking cookies, you need to find some plastic insects and wash and dry them thoroughly. A bit of online shopping or a trip to Walmart would work.
After you have made the cookie dough and formed fossil stone shapes, you print the cookie dough dusted with insects. Before you know it, you have realistic looking fossils to chew on.
Get the recipe: Martha Stewart
Silly Apple Bites
These little snacks don't crawl, but they are downright creepy and smart. In this recipe you cut apple slices and use sunflower seeds as teeth. Add your slices of strawberry tongue and some crazy eyeballs and you have a nice looking treat.
If you go to a kid-friendly Halloween party this year, this would be a great dessert to make. When you make these, you involve the children and teach them a few things about how to prepare food.
Receive the recipe: Fork and beans
Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
Would you ever get a cookie buried under a bunch of little spiders? What if they were delicious chocolate-like spiders? This recipe is hilarious and the idea behind it is simple but ingenious. Unless of course you have arachnophobia because they look pretty realistic.
All you have to do is make chocolate cookies (recipe included) and then find the large visible chocolate chips. Spray small legs and one cup on every visible chocolate chip, and the result will be pretty scary – that is, if spiders give you the jitters.
Get the recipe: Hungry Happenings
If you have a Halloween party to attend this year, we've covered you with a few of our favorite edible critter look-alikes. We hope you enjoy it.