Celebrate Día de los Muertos by Making One of These Delicious Sugar Skull Treats

The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which celebrates the spiritual journey of the dearly departed, begins today.

One of the essential goodies of the festivity is the sugar skull. So if you're planning on hosting your very own Día de los Muertos get-together, add one of these sugar skull-inspired confections to your menu.

Get to baking now, because the spirits do not want to be kept waiting!

Traditional Sugar Skulls

Mainly comprised of only sugar, these traditional sugar skulls are nothing short of sweet. If you have one heck of a sweet tooth, you need to make them stat. Plus, there's no better way to get into the spirit of the holiday than by decorating your very own sugar skull. Follow the quick and easy tutorial HERE.

Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls recipe

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Sugar Skull Caramel Apples

Who doesn't love chowing down on an ooey gooey caramel apple whenever they get the chance? This recipe will definitely spice up this classic treat, so get to making it HERE.

Sugar skull caramel apple recipe

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Sugar Skull-Shaped Cheese

Don't worry, this isn't a tutorial for sugary cheese or cheesy sugar or whatever you want to call it, so don't scroll passed this treat without giving it a chance. Keep it classy at your Día de los Muertos party by serving some cheese in the shape of a sugar skull. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised by how gouda it is, get it?! Head over HERE to see the full recipe.

Dia de los Muertos sugar skull-shaped cheese

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4. Chocolate-Covered Oreo Sugar Skulls

Chocolate-covered Oreos are always a good idea. And these sugar skull-decorated ones are absolutely perfect for the holiday. Bright, vibrant and full of life—er, death—get all the deets on how to make these delicious morsels HERE.

Chocolate-covered Oreo sugar skulls

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Sugar Skull Marshmallow Pops

These sweet treats are ridiculously easy to make. All you need are a handful of marshmallows, some edible decorating markers, sticks to hang their heads on and that's about it. Follow the complete list of instructions HERE.

Sugar skull marshmallow pops

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Candy Stuffed Sugar Skull Cakes

Cake and candy combined? Count us in. If you have some leftover Halloween candy laying around, you should definitely use it to bake this dessert. Follow the full set of instructions HERE.

Candy stuffed sugar skull cakes

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Sugar Skull Rice Krispies Treats

A batch of Rice Krispies, a spoonful of frosting and lots of fun decorations are pretty much all that is required to throw together these sugar skull desserts. Head over HERE to see the full list of ingredients and instructions.

Sugar skull Rice Krispies treats

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To keep the sugar rush going, why not try cooking up one of THESE unexpectedly delicious chocolate recipes?