The Friday Five: Homemade Halloween Candy

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is next week. While I pretty much have the same antipathy I’ve always had for the holiday, I can get behind the idea of eating mass quantities of candy.

If you haven’t already stocked up on fun-sized candy bars for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters or decided how you are going to fashion a costume out of a trashbag so you can attempt to collect candy yourself, maybe you would consider a DIY Halloween this year:

  1. Candy Corn (via Serious Eats): I’m sure I could never get these to turn out as perfectly adorable as they look in the photo. Can someone with more patience than I have try it out and send me a batch? And while you’re at it, can you come up with a recipe for those little pumpkins that come with the Harvest Mix? Those things are the best.
  2. Twix (via Endless Simmer): The recipe suggests making your own caramel for these. That can be a little tricky and you might burn a finger or two, but it’s so much better than the pre-made stuff.
  3. Kit-Kat Bars (via the Daily Meal): These only require two ingredients and absolutely no baking, so they would be quick and easy to throw together for a Halloween party or other gathering.
  4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (via Not Your Momma’s Cookie): I’ve made these before (can’t remember which recipe I used, but this one looks pretty similar) and they are just as addictive as the store bought variety. And, like the Kit-Kats, they also don’t require any baking!
  5. Snickers Bars (via Bon Appetit): These just look decadent. I would make a batch to keep in the freezer for emergencies.

I will once again be hitting the CVS the day after for discounted leftovers (if you ask me, the days after Halloween and Valentine’s Day are better than Black Friday). If you get there first, please save me one of the variety packs of Reese’s candies and let me cut in front of you in line. Thanks in advance

How do you feel about Halloween? Do you have any favorite treats?

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