15 Halloween Candy Recipes You Can Make From Scratch, Because You Deserve A Treat
Costumes and horror movie marathons aside, we can all agree that candy is the most important part of Halloween. And while you can easily stock up on Snickers, Twix, and more at your local drugstore, nothing really beats these Halloween candy recipes you can make from scratch. Whether you're a devoted chocoholic or you simply can't get enough caramel, there are plenty of candy recipes even an amateur chef can whip up at home just in time for the spookiest day of the year.
But if you're not willing to give up the store-bought stuff, think of homemade candy as a supplement to your Halloween snack situation. You can even make some desserts using Halloween candy, and if you're up for a challenge, you can attempt to make an entire meal using Halloween candy. Now is the time to dream the seemingly impossible dream. And if you're not taking advantage of Halloween as an excuse to consume as much sugar as possible, you're making a grave mistake. (Spooky!)
Even if you're not a chef or chocolate-making expert, try your hand at making some candy from scratch this Halloween. Hey, maybe you'll wind up realizing a new talent. Either way, these 15 recipes will not let you down.
1. Homemade Candy Corn
This classic, sugary treat may seem impossible to recreate. But behold! The Kitchn breaks down exactly how you can enjoy this Halloween favorite — made from scratch.
2. Homemade Gummy Candy
Give the gummy worms a break. With the help of A Beautiful Mess, you can spell out anything you'd like with some delightfully squishy letters.
3. Apple Cider Caramels
Caramel is one of our favorite fall flavors, but add in some apple and you've made some magic. Thanks, Table for Two!
4. Candy Corn And Pretzel Chocolate Bark
Can't decide between chocolate bars or candy corn? Never fear: Brown Eyed Baker combines them both in this addictive pretzel-candy corn bark.
5. Homemade Almond Joy
Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and grab some coconut. Joy the Baker shows that Almond Joys aren't all that hard to make yourself.
6. Candy Jewels
Feel like treating party guests to a surprise? Bakerella fills these chocolate gems with even more chocolate inside.
7. Homemade Tootsie Rolls
You can't go wrong with a classic. A Cozy Kitchen uses parchment paper to wrap up these homemade chocolates.
8. Soft Chocolate Caramels
Mel's Kitchen Cafe's chocolate caramels are basically the candy equivalent to a salted caramel mocha.
9. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups
The only thing better than peanut butter cups? The Kitchn's pumpkin spice peanut butter cups, of course.
10. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Nutella Twix Bars
Just when you thought your favorite candy bar couldn't get any better, Savory Sweet Life makes it from scratch — with Nutella.
11. Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders
The Kitchn's marshmallow spiders may be a more elaborate treat, but we've got to admit, they would be the talk of any Halloween bash.
12. Homemade Kit Kat Bars
No need to share your Kit Kat bar with anyone else, when you can make a whole batch of them thanks to A Beautiful Mess.
13. Halloween Gumballs
Whether you simply use these festive gumballs by Marla Meridith as decoration or you pull them apart to eat them, they make a fun touch to any dessert spread.
14. Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Cups
Chocolate, caramel, and pumpkin make the perfect trio of fall flavors thanks to Cara's Cravings.
15. Homemade Snickers Bars
With a peanut-filled nougat layer, How Sweet Eats' homemade snickers bars are simply divine.
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