8 Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes

October 15, 2013

Parents often warn children, prior to venturing out all dolled-up in their scariest ghost costumes, to avoid any and all un-sealed candy. We don't want to advise differently, but our list of 8 homemade candy recipes will put that rule seriously into question. This Halloween, try making a batch of tootsie rolls, almond joys, marshmallows, caramels, or truffles. Don't worry -- you can still pick up the fun-size pre-packaged goodies, too. 

More: See our Provisions collection Sugar & Spice for all of your sugar cravings. 

Homemade Tootsie Rolls by Heather Baird

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Tootsie Roll on Food52

Almond Joy Candy Bars by Kristin Rosenhau

Almond Joy Bars on Food52

Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary by Ms. T

Pine Nut Brittle on Food52

Homemade Cow Tales by Heather Baird

Homemade Cow Tales on Food52

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles by Madhuja

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffle on Food52 

Moonshine Marshmallows by Caitlin Freeman

Moonshine Marshmallows on Food52 

White Chocolate Fennel Truffles
by Sophia R

White Chocolate Truffles on Food52


Salted Pumpkin Caramels by Cheese1227

Salted Pumpkin Caramels on Food52 

It's the time of year to treat yourself. For even more Halloween sweets, check out Foodie's new app

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  • Susana Margarida Coelho
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  • QueenOfGreen
  • Elana Carlson
    Elana Carlson
Lactose intolerant cheese lover, who will walk blocks for a good cup of coffee. Recently escaped the corporate world, after discovering her favorite part of the job was ordering catering.


Susana M. October 16, 2013
Quanta delicia!
Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:
QueenOfGreen October 15, 2013
I think the Salted Pumpkin Caramels were by cheese1227 - I only know because I've made them WAY too many times!
Elana C. October 15, 2013
Thanks QueenofGreen -- you are correct!