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28 Candies to DIY This Weekend For Vampires, Zombies, Or Maybe Just Yourself

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Halloween candy is wonderfully predictable—little orange- and black-wrapped nuggets you'd know with your eyes closed that have been littering your office, or are near your front door, or holed up in a stash somewhere in the pantry all month. There are mini candy bars, and soft pumpkins, and maybe some taffy in there. It's comforting knowing exactly what you are getting come this time of year.

But maybe it's time to shake things up, to try your hand at making up something a little more original. Here are 28 goofy, classic, and global candies to DIY for Halloween, even if you'll keep them all to yourself come the 31st.

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Off-the-beaten-path bon-bons

Strawberry Beijinhos {Brazilian Coconut Truffle}

Strawberry Beijinhos {Brazilian Coconut Truffle} by Chiara Turilli

Chickpea Flour (Besan) Laddu

Chickpea Flour (Besan) Laddu by A Brown Table

Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles Two Ways

Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles Two Ways by kangarhubarb

Coconut Milk Fudge (Topra Pak)

Coconut Milk Fudge (Topra Pak) by Meera Sodha

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles by Madhuja

White Chocolate Fennel Truffles

White Chocolate Fennel Truffles by Sophia R

Kind of Crazy Chocolate bark

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark by wanderash

Rocky Road

Rocky Road by Alice Medrich

Scottish Toffee

Scottish Toffee by Lizthechef

Cookies and Cream Bars

Cookies and Cream Bars by Sarah Jampel

Caramelized crispy rice bark

Caramelized crispy rice bark by Couldn't Be Parve

Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Chocolate Pomegranate Bark by Alice Medrich

Is it candy? is it a cookie? Both?

Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies by Nicholas Day

Quick Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares

Quick Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares by Selma | Selma's Table

The Classics, Made at Home

Homemade Crackly Candy Bars

Homemade Crackly Candy Bars by Teresa Floyd

Homemade Crunch Bars

Homemade Crunch Bars by Marian Bull

Homemade Candy Corn

Homemade Candy Corn by Miranda Keyes

Thai Peanut Butter Cups

Thai Peanut Butter Cups by vrunka

Twix Bars

Twix Bars by Jestei

Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups

Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups by Miranda Keyes

Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy

Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Homemade Mallomars

Homemade Mallomars by Carey Nershi

Nonpareils

Nonpareils by Scarlett

Pistachio and Orange Blossom Turkish Delight

Pistachio and Orange Blossom Turkish Delight by Sophia R

Bordering on healthy-ish

Apple Pâte de Fruit

Apple Pâte de Fruit by Ashley Rodriguez

Orange Blossom Candied Cranberries

Orange Blossom Candied Cranberries by CozyDelicious

Homemade Candied Ginger

Homemade Candied Ginger by PhoebeLapine

Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel by Alice Medrich

Do you have a favorite halloween candy? Are you making it from scratch this year? Tell us in the comments below!


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