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9 Halloween Treats to Make at Home

October 9, 2020

DIY Halloween candies arranged in the shape of a smiley face.

Halloween may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the treats…or the tricks. If going door to door isn’t safely in the cards, make your own festive fun with our DIY Halloween candies, ranging from the sweet and simple to the downright impressive.

As always, the best way to get consistent and professional-looking results is precision: Use a scale to measure ingredients and grab your handy thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature of your various goodies. No one wants overcooked (burned) caramel or rock hard brittle.

If you want to try your hand at making chocolate candies and are curious about tempering, learn more here.

So, pop on your favorite horror flick, don a costume, and hit the kitchen for a bewitching Halloween only 2020 could conjure…

Fun For All Ages

Popcorn Balls

Molasses-coated popcorn and bittersweet cocoa nibs make delicious, individually wrapped snacks for trick-or-treat-giving.

Atomic Candy Apples

Surprisingly spicy cinnamon candy apples: the perfect Halloween prank.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Save the seeds from pumpkin carving to make this sweet, spicy, and crunchy fall candy.

 

Some Adult Supervision Required

Super Sour Halloween Gummy Worms

Make your own homemade sour gummies with our simple guide to creepy, crawly candy.

Homemade Marshmallows

Whether mini or full-sized, gooey, sweet marshmallows are an easy treat to make at home.

Homemade Candy Corn

A Halloween staple, homemade candy corn delivers a singularly satisfying one-two punch of flavor and texture.

 

Adults Only

Deep Dark Disks of Minty Magic

Sweet, minty, and chewy, these chocolate-peppermint treats are quite possibly my favorite candy of all time.

Pistachio Butterfi…You Know

Swap peanuts for pistachios in this homemade hack of one of Halloween’s favorite chocolate-covered candies.

Dark and Salty Caramels

Coarse sea salt and soy sauce balance the bitterness in these buttery and chewy caramel candies — the perfect Halloween treat for grown-up palates.

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