HOMEmade Halloween: 6 sweet DIY treats

Kelly Key

If your sweet tooth is in high gear in anticipation of Halloween, there’s no need to go door to door with a pillow case in hand. You can make your favorite candy and Halloween treats from the comfort of your own home. Besides knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your sweets, you can make them anytime a craving hits. No need to wait for October 31st!

Here are a few of our favorite fun and creative recipes for making your own sweets at home. Great for your Halloween party or a fun weekend project with kids.

Candy corn

Homemade Candy Corn  |  The Kitchn
Homemade Candy Corn | The Kitchn

During October, there’s no avoiding this classic Halloween candy. Kids will love rolling out and cutting the shapes, just as much as they love eating their sweet creations. This tutorial by The Kitchn provides step-step step instructions for a fool-proof recipe.

Candy bars

Homemade Snickers Bar  | How Sweet Eats
Homemade Snickers Bar | How Sweet Eats

Attention chocoholics! How Sweet Eats shows you how to make your favorite chocolate-carmel-nougat treat. Thankfully, this complicated looking confection is easier to make than you may think. No fancy cookware required!

In the mood for a super simple and quick recipe? Check out this 2-ingredient candy bar from Back for Seconds.

Black licorice

Homemade Black Licorice  |  Food 52
Homemade Black Licorice | Food 52

You either love it or hate it. If you’re part of the population who can’t get enough black licorice, Food52 shows you how to make this Halloween treat in your own kitchen.

Halloween lollipops

Homemade Lollipops  |  Martha Stewart
Homemade Lollipops | Martha Stewart

Exercise your creativity with these fun and delicious lollipops from Martha Stewart. The possibilities for decorations are unlimited. If candy-making feels intimidating, take advantage of a candy thermometer. This inexpensive tool can be a candy-making lifesaver.

Carmel corn

Homemade Cracker Jacks  |    Brown Eyed Baker
Homemade Cracker Jacks | Brown Eyed Baker

This sweet and salty snack isn’t just for the ball park. Serve in paper cones or wrap up in cellophane bags for a fun party favor. So deliciously addictive, you won’t even miss the prize at the bottom of the box! Brown Eye Baker has the recipe.

Halloween bark

Homemade Halloween Bark  |  Epicurious
Homemade Halloween Bark | Epicurious

On November 1st when you’re wondering what to do with all the leftover Halloween candy, check out this brilliant idea from Epicurious. Think of this as more of a guide than a strict recipe. Customize as needed to accommodate your favorite candy, chocolate and nuts.


What’s your favorite Halloween treat? Do you plan to make your own this year? 

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