The Most Beautiful Sugar Skulls

These bright, intricate designs put your Halloween candy to shame

Every year, while the U.S. is bathing in Milky Ways, Twizzlers and Reese's, people in Mexico gather to honor their deceased family and friends on Día de los Muertos by decorating altars with candles, flowers, pan de muerto, fruit, toys and, most famously, sugar skulls.

Bright sugar skull candies are decorated with vibrant colors and intricate patterns. These sweet treats aren't just delicious, they're works of art almost too beautiful to eat.

Here are some of the best sugar skulls on Instagram celebrating Día de los Muertos in style.







Even Starbucks got in the spirit with a sugar skull cookie of its own: