When you think of Halloween do you automatically think of candy? I do and of course, there are bags and bags of candy for trick-or-treaters here when the time comes. I also like to make my own candy, sometimes to put in little bags for my trick-or-treaters and sometimes just to enjoy myself. Whether I’m planning a Halloween party for the kids or I just want something to share with family and friends when they visit during this time of year, I’ve always got something homemade in the candy jar.
Recently I started thinking about some new recipes. I mean, I’ve got loads of recipes for Christmas candies, which I normally start making around this time of year, but what about something specially for Halloween? There’s always yummy Halloween bark but I wanted something completely different, which is why I went on a quest to find some easy and delicious new Halloween candy recipes. What I found are 25 of the most scrumptious and scary candies that you can make for your Halloween parties or just for snacking. From chocolate truffles to homemade butterfingers, there is a Halloween candy recipe in here that you are sure to love. And, if you want more great party food ideas, be sure to check out these 250 scary and delicious Halloween party food ideas.
I love Halloween. From the decorating of the house to the costume making and even the food, everything about this time of year just thrills me to no end. And, I am really excited to share these delicious candy recipes with you. They’re so adorably scary and so easy to make. You can have a new candy every day from now until it’s time to start your Thanksgiving candy making! And you should also be sure to take a look at these 60 fun and easy Halloween costumes for kids. If you love DIYing your Halloween, these are great options and they’re cheap and easy to make.
So, whether you are planning a blow out Halloween party, you need something sweet for the kids’ school parties or you just love trying new candy recipes, I’m sure you’re going to love all of these DIY Halloween candies. Try them and let me know which ones are your favorites!
1. Bag Of Bones Snack Mix
This snack mix is as delicious as it is adorably scary. You mix large marshmallows, that you paint to create a skeleton face, with white chocolate covered pretzels. This one is so easy and won’t take long at all to put together. Just place your mix in baggies and put a label on it so you know it’s a “bag of skeleton bones.” Kids are going to love the concept as much as they love the taste!
2. Adorable DIY Black Cat Truffles
Who doesn’t love a good chocolate truffle? Plus, these little truffles look like adorable black cats, complete with whiskers and ears, which you can easily make from melted white and milk chocolate. They may take a bit more time for you to decorate but they are definitely worth the effort and your party guests are going to gobble them up.
3. Candy Corn Cake Pops
So technically these cake pops are cake and not candy, but they are coated with melted white chocolate so I consider them a confection. Plus, they’re just so adorable and so delicious. If you’ve never made cake pops, don’t worry. These are super easy. You just make cake balls and then shape them like candy corn. Then dip them in colored melted chocolate and add your facial features with edible googly eyes.
4. Homemade Candy Corn Butterfingers
Did you know that you can make Butterfinger candies from candy corn? I didn’t until just a few years ago and once I tried this one it was an instant hit with my family. You just melt candy corn and mix it with peanut butter. Spread it out, cut into squares and then dip in chocolate. These are so delicious and so easy! You can then decorate with melted white chocolate in Halloween colors if you want.
5. DIY Marshmallow Candy Corn Ghosts
Turn ordinary marshmallows into the perfect Halloween candies by just adding colored white chocolate and black gel icing. Just color your white chocolate in candy corn colors and then dip marshmallows to give them a great candy corn look. Then use the black gel icing to create the facial features and you’ve got a really easy and really delicious Halloween treat.
6. Cauldron Cake And Candy Pops
These little cake pops look for all the world like a witch’s cauldron and they’re topped with yummy candies. The cauldron pops are super easy to make and then you just decorate them to look like they have fire on the bottom and fill the top with green icing – for the witch’s brew and a selection of Halloween candies like bones, eyeballs and whatever else you can find. Kids are going to adore these!
7. Candied Pretzel Monsters
I love these little white chocolate covered pretzel monsters. They will remind you of old fashioned haystacks, but they’re a bit easier to make. You just break your pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and then use colored white chocolate or vanilla candy melts to create the monster effect. Mix your pretzels in the colored chocolate and then add candy eyes. They’re so simple and fast to make and so delicious!
8. Homemade Caramel Corn
Caramel corn was a must when I was younger. We had it every Halloween and would always get a bag when we went trick-or-treating. You can make your own, which saves you a bundle, and give it out to your trick-or-treaters. Or, just put it in a bowl and serve it at your Halloween party. It’s so easy to make and you can customize it for Halloween by adding candy eyes, candy corn or anything else you want.
9. Delicious DIY Pumpkin Spice Pecan Fudge
Pumpkin spice! I love fall because everything is pumpkin spice flavored…even this yummy pecan fudge. This one isn’t at all scary but it simply screams Halloween and fall and it’s so easy to make. You make it with pumpkin spice morsels – Nestle makes them – and it’s quite possibly the most delicious fudge you’ve ever eaten. Start making this one now and keep making it all the way through Thanksgiving!
10. DIY Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops
Turn regular marshmallows into the perfect Halloween treat! These Frankenstein pops are so cute and really easy to make. Just coat marshmallows in colored white chocolate or you can buy green candy melts to make the face. Then add candy eyes and use melted chocolate or brown gel icing to create the scars and other facial effects. Add a lollipop stick and you’re all set.
11. Ghostly Halloween Candy Bark
Candy bark is one of the easiest candies to make and this ghostly version is perfect for Halloween. You make the ghosts with melted white chocolate and decorate with sparkly sprinkles if you want. These are really so easy and don’t take much time at all. Kids are going to love them because they’re chocolate and adults are going to love them because…well, they’re chocolate!
12. Quick And Easy DIY Ghost Lollipops
So for this one, you don’t even have to make the lollipops, although you can if you want. Once you have the lollipops that you want to use, you just cover them with white paper and draw on a ghost face. That’s it! These are so easy and kids are going to love helping you to wrap up the little ghosts in paper. If you do want to make your own lollipops or cake pops, those would work wonderfully, too.
13. Homemade Ghostly Meringues
Meringues are perfect for making meringues and they’re a delicious little treat as well. You can make these little ghost meringues quickly and easily and then just decorate them with black gel icing to create the face. Meringues are virtually fool proof and this is a great candy to let the kids help. They can create the little ghosts and then help decorate them when they have cooled.
14. Fun Gooey Monster Cookies
Cookies are a great treat for Halloween parties or just anytime snacks. These little monster cookies are super easy to make and so much fun to eat. You make the cookies with cake mix, and if you have never made cake mix cookies, you’re in for a real treat. They’re so moist and delicious and these are super cute. Once you the cookies are finished baking, just add the candy eyes while they’re still warm. You can make multiple colors by just adding food coloring to your cookie batter.
15. Traditional Candy Apples With A Halloween Twist
Candy apples have long been a favorite treat around the fall season. These Halloween inspired versions are perfect for your parties and they’re much easier to make than you may think. You just melt the caramel over the apples in the microwave and then decorate with melted chocolate, colored white chocolate and/or sprinkles to give them a great spooky look.
16. Caramel And Chocolate Coated Halloween Marshmallows
Here’s another wonderful marshmallow candy that is super easy to make. You just layer three full sized marshmallows on a candy stick and then cover with melted chocolate or caramel. Once you have your marshmallows all coated, just add sprinkles or decorate with colored white chocolate. These are super cute and you can even wrap the marshmallows to make them perfect for trick-or-treat giving.
17. DIY Halloween Candy Bark
This candy bark has Oreo cookies, which makes it perfection in my book. It’s also got candy corn and loads of other Halloween themed candies. Plus, it’s super easy to make and you can embellish it with Halloween colored sprinkles, candy eyes or anything else that relates to the holiday. Kids are going to love how yummy this is and you’ll love how quick and easy it is to make.
18. Halloween Trash Trail Mix
This Halloween trash mix is not only yummy, it’s healthier than most candies because it also has dried fruit. This is like a trail mix and has Bugles…which kids think resemble witch’s fingers…dried blueberries and bananas, chocolate chips, pretzels, candy corn and so many other wonderful fall like ingredients. You can put this in a plastic baggie and it will stay fresh for days. It’s great for taking to school parties or handing out to your Halloween night visitors.
19. Homemade Frankenstein Gummies
You make these homemade gummies from Jell-O and use a candy mold to form them. If you don’t want to do Frankenstein, you can find any number of other candy molds at Hobby Lobby and other craft and hobby stores. You can also choose the flavor of Jell-O that you use and let’s face it, kids do love their gummies, right?
20. Ghoulish Mini Mice Cakes
These little mice certainly have a spooky factor going on, despite their deliciousness. You can make them with any flavor of cake mix that you want and you form them in a special mold, which you can pick up at any craft or hobby store. Just coat the mold in white chocolate and then press in your cake. Then create those spooky red eyes with edible red confetti and you’re all done.
21. Candied Popcorn Monster Munch
With popcorn, candy corn M&Ms, edible eye candies and a host of other yummy ingredients, this monster munch is sure to be a hit. It’s almost as much fun to make as it is to eat and it takes so very little time to put it together. Once it’s finished you can put it out into small baggies for your trick-or-treaters or serve it in your favorite Halloween bowl for parties and snack time.
22. Spooky DIY Owl Eyes
Hershey’s Hugs, small pretzels and green M&Ms make the most wonderful candies when you put them all together. Kids are going to adore these owl’s eyes and the red and white Hershey’s Hugs make them look all bloodshot, which is really spooky. These are really easy and you can make up a huge batch at once, so you’ll have plenty for your parties or trick-or-treaters.
23. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie treats are probably the easiest things to mold into whatever you want. These pumpkins are testament to that and they’re super easy to make. You can even flavor them to be more suitable for fall and you create the jack-o-lantern face with melted chocolate and give them all a green gummy stem. This is definitely a candy that your kids are going to want to help you make…and eat!
24. Healthy DIY Strawberry Ghosts
If you want to serve something a bit healthier, these strawberry ghosts are perfect. Not only are they spooky and fun, they’re made with real strawberries so you’re serving fruit instead of all candy. You just dip your strawberries in melted white chocolate, being sure to leave a “tail” and then draw on the facial features with melted chocolate. They’re so easy and so yummy – who doesn’t love a good chocolate covered strawberry?
25. Fast And Easy Witch’s Broom Candies
These witch’s brooms are made by simply inserting a pretzel stick into a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. If you want to go all out and really do a DIY candy, you can make the peanut butter cups yourself. You can get molds at any craft and hobby store. Then just stick the pretzel into it and you’ve got an adorable and quite delicious little witch’s broom.