5 Halloween Candy Recipes
These 5 Halloween candy recipes are way more fun than packaged candy. Halloween candy is fun to make because you can be creative. Creepy creatures, ghoulish ghosts and candy corn creations can all make an appearance at your Halloween party with just a little effort.
If you want to make pumpkin fudge for Halloween, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 12-ounce package white chocolate morsels
- 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line a nine-inch square pan with foil. Grease the surface of the foil with butter.
- Stir together first six ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
- Cook until a candy thermometer registers 234° (soft-ball stage).This usually takes about twelve minutes.
- Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into a greased foil-lined 9-inch square pan.
- Let stand two hours or until completely cool. Cut fudge into squares.
If you want to make creepy creatures to liven up your Halloween party, you will need:
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 1 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups chow mein noodles, plus additional for decorating
- Miniature candy coated chocolate pieces, or cinnamon candies for decorating
- Line a cookie sheet with foil. Put aside near the stove.
- Combine the chocolate and peanut butter chips in a bowl that can go into the microwave. Put into the microwave and melt, stirring every minute.
- Add chow mein noodles and the peanuts. Stir until everything is well coated.
- Drop by a spoon onto the baking sheet. Decorate the creatures with candies that go with your Halloween theme. Make eyes, arms, legs and hair. Be creative.
- Put the creatures in the refrigerator for twenty minutes. Then, transfer to an airtight container.
To make these icky looking, but delicious, chocolate rats, you will need:
- 1 package almond slices
- 1 package chocolate almond bark
- 2 jars maraschino cherries with stems
- 1 package chocolate kisses
- 1 tube red cake frosting
- 1 tube white cake frosting
- Melt almond bark in microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until it is evenly melted.
- Dip cherries in chocolate and lay on waxed paper. Place the stem sticking out like a mouse's tail from its body.
- While still wet, adhere chocolate kiss to the cherry. This forms the head of the rat.
- Using a toothpick, dab a little chocolate in two places behind head. Adhere two almond slices for ears. Use frosting to make red nose and white eyes making a realistic looking rat that is fun Halloween candy treat.
If you want to make dark chocolate bark with candy corn for Halloween flair, you will need:
- 1 cup candy corn
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- Line a pan with sides with parchment paper. Roughly chop the candy corn. Set aside.
- Melt the chocolate bits in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in the extract and remove from heat. Stir in the candy corn.
- Quickly spread the chocolate mixture into the pan about one-quarter inch thick. Let sit at room temperature until hardened or place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Break into pieces and serve.
If you can’t do Halloween without traditional caramel corn, you will need:
- 3 1/2 cup popcorn, popped
- 1/2 cup melted margarine or butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Place popped popcorn in a brown paper bag. Be sure to remove any unpopped kernels.
- Microwave margarine (or butter), brown sugar, salt and syrup for two minutes. Stir the mixture and microwave two minutes more.
- Add the baking powder. Stir it in the mixture, and pour the mixture over the popcorn in the bag.
- Close the bag and shake it. Microwave for two minutes. Shake and repeat. Let cool and then enjoy this Halloween candy tradition.