Tips and tricks for Halloween treats

October entertaining can get a little frightening. Take some of the mystery out of planning with these dessert ideas.

Whether you're throwing a fall festival, a spooky soiree, or a trick-or-treating after party, these sweets will satisfy guests of any age. Get into the Halloween theme with witches finger cookies, or celebrate fall flavors with pumpkin dulce de leche bars.

Be sure to try one of these treats while there's still pumpkins on porches and a few leaves left on the trees.

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Oreo pumpkin cookie balls

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    Start planning that Halloween party, or get your family in the spooky spirit with these cute cookies.
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By Caroline LubbersWhipped, The Blog

6 ounces of cream cheese, softened

1 package 15.25 oz Oreo peanut butter creme cookies, finely crushed (regular Oreos would be good too!)

2 packages (6 squares each) Baker’s white chocolate, melted

1 cup orange colored sugar or sprinkles

10 pretzel sticks, broken into 4 pieces each

1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended. Shape into 40 1-inch balls.

2. Freeze for 10 minutes.

3. Dip balls in melted chocolate; roll in sugar or sprinkles to evenly coat. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

4. Insert 1 pretzel piece into top of each for the pumpkin’s stem. Refrigerate one hour or until firm.

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