It’s Halloween, boys, and ghouls! It’s time to come up with creative and creepy costumes and decorate them with pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, and gravestones. It’s also the only time of the year it’s socially acceptable to go door-to-door asking for candy handouts.
Mmm … candy! Who wouldn’t want a bag filled with yummy candy? But unfortunately, many store-bought chocolates contain dairy ingredients. The good news is that it’s easier than you think to make candy right at home! Think of it as turning your kitchen into a mad scientist’s lab where you concoct some special potions that just happen to appear to look like delicious chocolatey candies.
Check out these 15 Sweet Recipes That Will Blow Halloween Candy Out of the Trick or Treat Bag! But back to the recipes – here are 20 fun candy recipes you can fill good about filling your trick-or-treat bag with.
1. Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars
Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars
These easy homemade Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars by Gin Butters are rich and decadently delicious. Naturally sweet peanut butter caramel and roasted peanuts sandwiched between thick layers of chocolate — yum! All you do is stir up the chocolate, spread it on a pan, layer the peanut butter caramel on top, then cover it with chocolate and peanuts. You can pop it in the freezer for an hour until it’s set, or 15 minutes if you want gooey, sticky melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
2. Coconut Cacao Bonbons
These Coconut Cacao Bonbons by Gemma Gonzalez are so delicious and you can’t have just one. Sweet flaked coconut is combined with almond butter and coconut cream and then dipped in a raw cacao coating. Luckily, they make a healthy and guilt-free treat, perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth or to serve to your little boys and ghouls.
3. Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bars
Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bar
If you like making candy at home, you will love Fabio Gallo‘s Salted Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bar recipe! The filling is a delicious combination of salted date caramel and roasted peanuts. Salty and sweet, sticky and crunchy, each bite is a variety of delicious textures and flavors.
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4. Six-Ingredient Paleo Twix Bars
A golden brown shortbread crust, caramel, and rich chocolate coating… Simply stated, these Paleo Twix Bars by Taylor Kiser are going to bring joy, smiles, and general good vibes to your life. These three flavors work in perfect harmony together to bring you one fantastic candy bar experience.
5. Snickers Shortbread Bars
These vegan Snickers Shortbread Bars by Florian Nouh are a real caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate dream come true. It starts with a caramel shortbread cookie base, which is then topped with peanuts, smoothed down with peanut butter, and doused in melty chocolate. The hardest part about making these bars is waiting for them to set in the fridge! Other than that – they are a total breeze and delicious.
6. Coconut Milk Caramels With Tellicherry Pepper
Coconut Milk Caramels With Tellicherry Pepper
Try something different this year like these Coconut Milk Caramels With Tellicherry Pepper by Anett Velsberg. These caramels are chewy, sticky, and creamy, with a kick from the Tellicherry pepper. Tellicherry pepper has more of a sweet, aromatic taste than regular black pepper, which is perfect for these candies. When wrapped up, they make wonderful gifts for any fan of caramels.
7. No-Bake Salted Almond Joy Bars
No-Bake Salted Almond Joy Bars
These salty-sweet, super easy No-Bake Salted Almond Joy Bars by Taylor Kiser taste like a frozen Almond Joy! What better way to enjoy the heat than with a frozen, chocolatey, coconutty treat? Plus, you don’t need to turn on your oven to make them.
8. Rocky Road
This Rocky Road by Harriet Emily isn’t the one that you grew up with — it’s a healthier take on a classic and it’s delicious. Date nectar is used to sweeten the chocolate, adding a depth of sweetness that complements the dried fruit and the bitter cocoa. To give it that “rocky road” texture, it’s filled with puffed brown rice and quinoa, dried fruits, and nuts, giving it the perfect blend of soft, chewy, and crunchy textures.
9. Spanish Soft Nougat
A true Spanish delight, this Soft Nougat by Gemma Gonzalez will be gone in the blink of an eye! It’s deliciously soft and tender, with a marvelous taste of roasted almonds. One bite, and you’ll be hooked for life!
10. Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles
Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles
These Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles have it all: they’re beautiful, sophisticated, impressive, and most importantly: delicious! Fluffy coconut is stuffed with gooey raspberry jam and the whole affair is covered in chocolate. Complete decadence!
11. Chocolate Raspberry Candy Bars
Chocolate Raspberry Candy Bars
These Chocolate Raspberry Candy Bars by Gin Butters are made from only five ingredients! Quick and easy to make, these sweet treats melt in your mouth! Hand these out at Halloween and everyone will be ringing your doorbell over and over again.
12. Homemade Peppermint Patties
Let’s paint the town peppermint with these amazing Homemade Peppermint Patties by Noming Thru Life! They’re made with only seven ingredients and couldn’t be easier to put together. You’ll be living in cool minty and chocolatey bliss in no time!
13. Butterfinger Brittle
Oh boy, this Butterfinger Brittle by Kristen Genton is so delicious! It tastes remarkably like a Butterfinger candy bar, but it only takes six ingredients and five minutes to make. Seriously, just five! It’s crunchy and crumbly, sweet and flaky – you’ll be immersed in chocolate and peanut butter bliss before you know it!
14. Almond Buttercrunch Candy
This Almond Buttercrunch Candy by Azucena Noriega will make you the hit of the block with all the trick-or-treaters! Caramel, covered in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped almonds. This buttery, crunchy candy is a real delight!
15. Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars
Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars
Three cheers for Three Musketeers! This homemade version of the beloved candy bar is not only vegan but also totally raw and gluten-free! So go ahead and indulge in all the chocolatey, nougaty bliss you want with these Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars by Amy Lyons.
16. Copycat Payday
Who says candy can’t be healthy? This Copycat Payday by Helyn Dunn replaces processed caramel with sticky Medjool dates, vanilla extract, and cashew butter uses lightly salted peanuts, and throws some flax seeds into the mix, just for good measure. This copycat has all of the delicious salty-sweet flavors of the original candy bar but is much better for you. Win!
17. Coco Choc Bounty Tarts
These delicious little Coco Choc Bounty Tarts by Taryn Fitz-Gerald are inspired by Bounty bars – a beloved chocolate-covered coconut candy. It’s clear why everyone loves them so much, the combination of chocolate and coconut is insanely scrumptious! With the added sweet nutty base, these tarts are like the average Bounty bars (minus the bad stuff, loaded with good stuff) and taken to a whole other level!
18. Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel
Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel
You’ll love these Raw Vegan Twix Bars With Banana Date Caramel by Amrita Levan. Yes, regular Twix Bars don’t have a single banana molecule in them, so these are extra unique. Regular date caramel is so boring. Twix bars usually come in a pair of fingers (ew), but hey, ain’t nobody got time for that. These Twix Bar Squares are much better. After trying this recipe, you will think so too.
19. Raw Chocolate Clusters
These Raw Chocolate Clusters by Jodi Burke allow you to have a sweet treat, yet still, eat healthily. It’s so yummy that you won’t be able to tell it’s raw! Everyone who tries these will love them. Only you will know how healthy they are.
20. Vegan Snickers
Naturally sweet dates mimic the caramel and nougat layer of the store-bought candy bar in these Vegan Snickers by Toni Makanjuola. They are chocolatey, gooey, and crunchy from peanuts with no added sugars. You can feel good about handing these out to kids.
These easy and delicious candy recipes will have you moaning and groaning with delight. Plus, you can feel good about feeding these to your little goblins. Happy Halloween!
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