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.
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.
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.
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.
The combination of sweet and spicy in the popcorn is what makes it different from any caramel corn else you’ve ever tasted.
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.
Chocolate with a salty crunch is all the rage now, so these super-simple treats are the perfect indulgence for a Halloween party.
A few spoonfuls of sugar add a touch of sweetness to the buttery, salty popcorn. It’s like kettle corn, but better.
Think bark is just a Christmastime treat? No way. Dried apricots make this homemade candy particularly festive-looking for Halloween.
Full moons may be ominous, but half-moons are delicious! You’ll have trick-or-treaters howling over these double-chocolate crescent cookies.
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.
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.
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.
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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