Homemade Candy for Halloween? Eat Your Heart Out!

October 17, 2012 | By | Comments (11)

It’s almost time for the most decadent holiday of all. The one with no real dinner plans, no savory dishes in the oven. Just chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter as far as the eye can see. And this year, we’ve got just the thing to give all other Halloween parties a run for their money – homemade candy. We scoured the internet for the best-looking, most mouthwatering recipes of all the classics – from Snickers to Candy Corn. But we have to warn you, these might be so good you won’t want to share them with anyone!

Homemade Candy Bars

Photo and Recipe from How Sweet It Is

First off – Snickers. Chewy nougat topped with peanuts, overflowing caramel, and satisfying milk chocolate. How can you say no? If you’re looking for a more classic look (completely covered in chocolate), simply dip the finished product in melted chocolate and let dry on a wire rack.

Homemade Candy Bars

Photo and Recipe from The Sassy One

Milky Way. It’s heavenly chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. And this recipe turns all that goodness into fun-size pieces!

Homemade Candy

Photo and Recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Peanut Butter Cups. Possibly the most iconic Halloween flavors – creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate. And now, sprinkled sea salt on top. Try not to drool.

Homemade Candy Bars

Photo and Recipe from The Hungry Housewife

We’re dubbing this “Almond Joy for grownups.” The trifecta of chocolate, coconut, and almonds is simply irresistible in bark form, and still easy to hand out.

Homemade Candy Bars

Photo and Recipe from The Country Cook

Give me a break – yes, these are homemade Kit Kat bars, with an added salty-sweet twist. Instead of thin wafers stacked between chocolate layers, this Southerner decided to stack club crackers with a chocolate-peanut butter spread.

Homemade Candy Bars

Photo and Recipe from Mangio da Sola

Twix – The holy grail of chocolate bars. You’ll get a kick out of this recipe! Instead of a simple biscuit cookie topped with caramel and chocolate, it’s actually shortbread engulfed in dulce de leche. It’s so rich, they call it a “Millionaire Bar.”

Homemade Oreos

Photo and Recipe from Milk and Honey

We interrupt your regularly scheduled candy bar overdose for these Oreos. Obviously creamier and probably more addicting than the original. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Homemade Butterfinger

Photo and Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

And while we’re at it, why not mention these Butterfinger cookies? The flaky orange-colored center screams Halloween and they’re still portable enough to hand out!

Homemade Candy Corn

Photo and Recipe from Shortbread

Finally, the treat synonymous with October, turning leaves, and Halloween: Candy Corn. This homemade version is actually made out of marshmallows. We bet your kids will love that.

Are you tempted enough to make your own candy this year? Let us know!

Note: None of these recipes were tested by the Southern Living Test Kitchen. (Just stared at longingly)

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  6. Dave

    Wow! Halloween will never be the same after these homemade candy bars.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  7. crunchycreamysweet1

    Delicious round up! They should keep me busy this week!

    October 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm
  8. Donya Mullins

    These recipes are great. I’m looking forward to getting in the kitchen and try them out! Thanks…

    October 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm
  9. Leah Johnson

    My roommates and I will be making all of these for Halloween! Since we’re too old to go trick-or-treating, this will give us something to do. This sounds like a fun activity for anyone who wants to see if their homemade version will turn out just as good as the candy you buy at the store! I can’t wait to see how mine turn out!

    October 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  10. Carolyn

    The only thing that could be better than a Snickers Bar is a “homemade” Snickers Bar and that goes for all the other candy bars and cookies listed here. What a fun idea to make your own favorite candy bar from scratch!

    October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm
  11. Brandie @ The Country Cook

    Hi Sara! The post turned out great!! So many yummy goodies to choose from. Thank you so much for sharing the Homemade Kit Kat Bars. Hope you have a great weekend! ~Brandie

    October 18, 2012 at 7:10 am

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