Forget the bags of "fun size" candy bars. These addictive DIY treats will wow your Halloween party guests
Thomas J. Story
Spun-sugar recipes typically involve flinging hot liquid sugar across a setup of dowels and newspaper. It's messy and, frankly, a little bit frightening. Here's a much easier method that requires nothing more than a few forks and a small upturned bowl, and you can do it on your kitchen counter. The results--golden, airy sugar webs--make excellent Halloween cupcake toppers.
Recipe: Spun-Sugar Cobwebs
Skip the store-bought Halloween treats, and instead make these simple and easy DIY candy bars that'll please any party crowd.
Recipe: Peanut-Raisin Bark
Halloween candy sans chocolate might sound blasphemous, but this take on caramel corn does not disappoint. The miniature portions work well for little trick-or-treaters, and served in holiday-hued goody bags, they make for the perfect Halloween party favor.
Recipe: Bite-Size Honey Popcorn Balls
This tasty brittle showcases the flavors of fall. The candy makes a great addition to your Halloween party dessert spread, or it can be bagged and given to guests as a party favor.
Recipe: Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Dark chocolate and bitter orange offset the sweetness of candy corn in these fun and fancy truffles.
Recipe: Chocolate Candy Corn Truffles
It's hard to stop at just one when you try these silky brown-sugar candies.
Recipe: Butterscotch Caramels
The flaky texture of these clusters reminds us of Butterfinger candy bars.
Recipe: Coconut Haystacks