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.