27 Homemade Candy Recipes for Halloween
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27 Homemade Candy Recipes for Halloween

Before you go and raid the Halloween candy aisle of your local grocery store, try to go homemade. Yes, seriously. You can make almost any of your Halloween favorites right at home, and you can bet they’ll be healthier and tastier. You may even save a few bucks. Try them and let us know what you think!

1. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups: Seriously, people, these only have four ingredients, all of which you probably already have at home. Get cookin’. (via The Comfort of Cooking)

2. Sparkly Fruit Gummies: We love the rainbow of colors that are possible with these gummies, but in the Halloween spirit, maybe you could make them all orange and stick a green toothpick in them for sparkly pumpkins. (via Our Best Bites)

3. Three-Ingredient Butterfingers: Does it get much easier than that? Only if you buy a bag. Psh. #TheseAreBetter (via Peanut Butter and Peppers)

4. Homemade Healthier Mounds Bar: Love Mounds but need something a little less naughty? This vegan recipe uses maple syrup and almond milk for a flavor that’s perhaps even more tropical than the original. (via My Whole Food Life)

5. Homemade PayDay Bars: So at first glance, we were wondering what brings the sticky goodness to these PayDay replicas. It’s MARSHMALLOWS. So much yum. (via Lil Luna)

6. Homemade Candy Corn: No matter which way you eat it — orange first or white first — the long and short of it is that candy corn is delicious. And the homemade version is even better. Believe it. (via Girly Obsessions)

7. Honey and Cream Taffy: If you thought that taffy was one of the things you couldn’t make at home, think again. (via Mommypotamous)

8. Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies: These gummies are made with real watermelon! They’re out of season in the fall, but we think these would be great with a berry substitute. (via Meatified)

9. Homemade Butterfinger, Snickers and Kit Kat Bars: We took on some of our own Halloween candy faves in our kitchen, and the results were delish. Spoiler alert: The Butterfinger filling involves candy corn. (via Brit + Co)

10. Homemade Peppermint Patties: No corn syrup, nothing artificial, just straight up refreshingly minty, candy goodness. (via Oh Nuts)

11. Five-Ingredient No-Bake Twix: Last-minute ladies, we’ve found the treat *you* are passing at every Halloween party this year… (via Honey and Figs Kitchen)

12. Homemade Icy Square Chocolates: For the vegan, dairy-free folks among us, these coconut oil chocolates are a rich treat, and they require no baking. Double win. (via Damy Health)

13. Vegan Peeps: These vegan ‘mallows were adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe, so you know they’ve got to be good. Wouldn’t they make for adorable cake toppers! (via Fork and Beans)

14. Homemade Candy Bars: When it doubt, take it back to basics. You can’t go wrong with a simple chocolate bar. (via Desserts With Benefits)

15. Homemade Rolo Knockoffs: Whoa. Rolos just got healthy. We’re talking dates, peanut butter and coconut oil. Does that mean we can eat candy for breakfast now? (via Oh How She Glows)

16. Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Patties (Vegan + GF): For a vegan, gluten-free twist to the classic peppermint patties, these are worth a try. The center is made of a mixture of cashew paste, so they’re actually packed with protein! (via Ohe She Glows)

17. Tootsie Rolls (Paleo): We were totally shocked that this Halloween classic could go paleo, but we’re stoked to try it! (via Brittany Angel)

18. DIY Twix + Reese’s + Almond Joy: You know how on Twix bar commercials, they show the chocolate cloaking itself on top of cookie caramel filling? Well think of how much better they’ll taste when you do that yourself. Go for our easy peasy Twix, pb cup and Almond Joy recipes! (via Brit + Co)

19. Milky Way Bites: We admit, this one takes some extra dedication, but who’s not dedicated to candy? Once you’ve mastered the caramel and nougat, consider yourself the next Willy Wonka. (via The Sassy One)

20. Fluffy Vanilla Marshmallows: They say these homemade marshmallows are “like nibbling on a cloud,” so we’ll take one hundred of them. Once you get this recipe down, try your hand at making different flavors! (via The Kitchn)

21. Invisible Pops: Martha took a classy approach to the insides of these magical pops, but we’re thinking of how we could put some eyeball candies in there. (via Martha Stewart)

22. Homemade Black Licorice: Are you a black licorice lover or hater? We are lovers, so if you’re not, just skip to number 23.  This is a southern twist on black licorice, but only when it comes to the dark green coloring. (via Salted & Styled)

23. Homemade Vegan Twix Bars: Go for a vegan alternative with this recipe. It swaps in coconut oil and dates, so it’s actually kind of good for you. (via My Whole Food Life)

24. Homemade Mallow Cups: Homemade ‘mallow coated in a layer of homemade chocoalate…it’s basically like hot cocoa in candy form. (via How Sweet Eats)

25. Three Musketeers: Oh, chocolate-y marshmallow fluff, we love you so. Especially when you’re bite-sized. (via Back for Seconds)

26. Butterfinger Fudge: If you eat the chocolate off of the Butterfinger just to get to the yummy, yummy insides, then look no further than this buttery fudge. You’ll want to have someone help you eat it or else you’ll be in for a serious stomachache from nomming the whole batch by yourself. (via Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe)

27. Homemade Mounds Bar: If we would have known that homemade versions of these coconut dreams was so easy, we would have done this a long time ago. (via Not Enough Cinnamon)

What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Would you make it at home? Let us know in the comments!