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Homemade Halloween Treats

Spirited recipes for treat-seekers young and old
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From classic Halloween goodies like chocolate peanut butter cups and candy apples to intensely flavored caramel corn and sweet or spicy pepitas, we’ve got scary-good homemade Halloween recipes that’ll please trick-or-treaters young and old.

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    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    Flash back: Nothing made us happier than seeing a lot of round orange wrappers in our treat bags after a night of trick-or-treating. Flash forward: We’re making our own now—and they’re just as good. Maybe better.
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    Roasted Pepitas

    Perfect for a pumpkin-carving or Halloween party, these addictive nibbles can be made either sweet or spicy by adding cinnamon-sugar or chili powder, smoked paprika, curry powder, or another favorite spice.
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    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream

    There’s not a kid in the world who doesn’t love a two-handed whoopie pie. These fall-flavored treats are spiced with warm nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, and go well with a cup of coffee—for the big kids, of course.
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    Coconut Curry Caramel Corn

    The combination of sweet and spicy in the popcorn is what makes it different from any caramel corn else you’ve ever tasted.
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    Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

    Half the fun of these apples comes from decorating them, so get creative: think toffee bars, Reese's Pieces, spicy Red Hots, and candy corn.
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    Dark Chocolate Pretzel Clusters

    Chocolate with a salty crunch is all the rage now, so these super-simple treats are the perfect indulgence for a Halloween party.
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    Popcorn with Sweet Butter & Sea Salt

    A few spoonfuls of sugar add a touch of sweetness to the buttery, salty popcorn. It’s like kettle corn, but better.
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    Chocolate Bark with Ginger & Pistachios

    Think bark is just a Christmastime treat? No way. Dried apricots make this homemade candy particularly festive-looking for Halloween.
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    Black & White Crescents

    Full moons may be ominous, but half-moons are delicious! You’ll have trick-or-treaters howling over these double-chocolate crescent cookies.
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    Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

    The deep potato flavor in these chips is a revelation, plus with their orange hue, they’ll look right at home on the Halloween party table.
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    Homemade Fruit Leather

    These good-for-you treats are even better than candy. Made from simple purées of your favorite seasonal fruit and honey, sweets don’t get much easier than this.
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    Chocolate-Dunked Bananas

    Kids go bananas for these cute treats on a stick. Garnish with peanuts or make them even more festive for Halloween by decorating them with orange and brown sprinkles or candies.
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    Bavarian-Style Soft Pretzels

    Give the grown-ups a twisted snack to munch on in between knocks on the door. These pretzels are deep, dark, and full of flavor—much better than any snack you’d pull out of a bag.
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