Christmas Star Twisted Bread Recipe -This gorgeous sweet bread swirled with jam may look tricky, but it’s not. The best part is opening the oven to find this star-shaped beauty in all its glory. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars - These bars start with a shortbread crust, a thick cheesecake layer, and are topped with diced cinnamon apples and a sweet streusel topping. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
These spooktacular treats are simple to make, and tons of fun to eat! There are no tricks involved, either—just a handful of pantry ingredients and some black decorating gel. Make sure to line the baking pan with foil for easier cutting and quick cleanup.