Halloween simply would not be complete without candy. Whether you’re planning to go trick-or-treating with your kids, are hosting a spooky party for family and friends, or are simply a kid at heart, there’s no better way to celebrate this creepy day than with a big bowl of assorted candies. Sure, it’s easy to find many of your favorites in miniature sizes, pre-packaged for handing out to trick-or-treaters, but there are a number of reasons you may want to make your own candy at home.Whether you need a last-minute Halloween treat or want to try something new this year, we’ve got 13 quick, easy, and super-sweet candy recipes for you to try this holiday.
Making your own gum-filled lollipops will require some practice and special equipment, but the resulting candy will be a total and complete delight.
We’ve all heard the famous slogan “There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s,” but there’s also no wrong way to make a chocolate peanut butter cup. This favorite chocolate confection is super-easy to make at home.
Gummy bears are always a delight. With four common ingredients and a small bear-shaped mold, you can bring the happiness of gummy bears into your everyday life.
Is the worm more your shape? Use a bendy straw to make these creepy, crawly gummies for the perfect Halloween snack.
Making your own Kit Kat Bars at home is insanely easy to do. So skip the store and just follow this two-ingredient recipe any time you have a craving.
Marshmallow Peeps may be more closely associated with Easter, but Just Born, the confectioner responsible for the marshmallow chicks, does release monsters, ghosts, and pumpkins for Halloween every year. But you can make your own at home in any spooky shape you desire!
Pop Rocks explode in your mouth, so they’re the perfect creepy Halloween candy. The secret to that tantalizing fizz is citric acid!
Make a simple, sweet lollipop exciting by playing around with food coloring. Use shades of orange, green, and purple for spooky Halloween delights.
No Halloween candy roundup would be complete without something a little on the spooky side. These slimy, sweet spiders may look totally gruesome, but they’re sweet as candy.
These chewy, chocolaty treats are a trick-or-treat classic. Make them at home with just six ingredients and a few simple steps.
These caramel-covered, chocolate-dipped, homemade shortbread cookies are so good this recipe will quickly become one of your Halloween go-tos.
These rich, buttery caramels are so good, you won’t even want to give them out to trick-or-treaters. For an extra delicious homemade treat, dip these in chocolate once they’ve cooled down.