Sure, costumes are fun and haunted houses are spooky, but when it comes to Halloween, we’re in it for the candy. This year, instead of stocking up on store-bought stuff, we’re trying our hand at confectioning with these 12 recipes for homemade versions of our favorite sweet treats.

homemade candy candy corn
Hoosier Homemade

candy corn

Let’s kick it off with a classic.

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homemade candy reeses
Fifteen Spatulas

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Has there ever been a combination more perfect than chocolate and peanut butter?

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halloween candy almond joy
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

almond joy

Well, chocolate, coconut and almonds come pretty close.

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homemade candy snickers
How Sweet Eats

snickers

Eaten on their own or made into this unreal Snickers dip.

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homemade candy tootsie
A Cozy Kitchen

tootise rolls

Be sure to have floss on hand.

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homemade candy twix
A Sue Chef

twix

Left Twix vs. right Twix? How about Twix from our very own oven.

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homemade candy butterfinger
Deliciously Yum

butterfingers

Be ready to floss, part two.

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homemade candy twizzlers
Gluten Free On A Shoestring

twizzlers

For Halloween and sneaking into movie theaters.

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homemade candy peppermint patty
Oh Nuts

peppermint patties

So fresh, so easy.

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homemade candy kit kat
A Beautiful Mess

kit kats

Break me off a piece of that.

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homemade candy lemondrops
Fork and Beans

lemon drops

Lip-puckeringly good.

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homemade candy dots
Seed at the Table

candy dots

Best eaten with a teensy bit of paper stuck to the back.

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