Homemade Candy Recipes That Are Perfect For a Halloween Party
The only thing scary about these sweet treats is how quickly they'll disappear. Boo appetit!
Spiced Chocolate Truffles
“I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe is legendary.” —Gerry Cofta, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Spiced Chocolate Truffles.
“Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats. But the peanut butter flavour is the best part!” —Shannon Blatchley, Ludlow, Massachusetts
Get the recipe for Scary Eyeballs.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
“I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with coloured sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we’re celebrating. People can’t believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey peanut butter centres.” —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
“Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year.” —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth, Illinois
Get the recipe for Mini S’mores.
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles
“Sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter and salty pretzels create a to-die-for truffle. It’s a little bite of decadence and a special indulgence for the season.” —Ashley Wisniewski, Champaign, Illinois
Get the recipe for Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles.
“Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand, they can be put together at a moment’s notice.” —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
Get the recipe for Marshmallow Ghosts.
Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares
“I combined a couple of recipes to create these crunchy, chocolaty peanut butter marshmallow bars that burst with flavour. The bars could also pass for fudge!” —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Get the recipe for Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares.
“Wrap leftovers in cellophane and hand them out as favours—if they haven’t all disappeared by the end of the party.” —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Get the recipe for Martian Marshmallows.
Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge
“I invented this confection for a bake sale at our children’s school. Boy, was it a hit! The crunchy chunks of sandwich cookie soften a bit as the mixture mellows. It’s so sweet that one panful serves a crowd.” —Laura Lane, Richmond, Virginia
Get the recipe for Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge.
Three-Chip English Toffee
“With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavour, this is the ultimate toffee! Layered on top are three kinds of melted chips plus a sprinkling of walnuts. Packaged in colourful tins, these pretty pieces make impressive gifts.” —Lana Petfield, Richmond, Virginia
Get the recipe for Three-Chip English Toffee.
Candy Bar Fudge
“My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I’ve made this chewy and chocolaty fudge many times since. Packed with nuts and caramel, it’s like a candy bar. Everyone who’s tried it loves it.” —Lois Freeman, Oxford, Michigan
Get the recipe for Candy Bar Fudge.
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