8 Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes That Are SO Easy

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Halloween is the one time of year when we're all allowed to eat candy with the reckless abandon of a 10-year-old. But as much fun as it is to plow through bowls of pre-packaged goodies, what if we told you there's a more delicious option?

Two words: homemade candy. This year, why not spend the time you would have spent trick-or-treating making a batch of homemade tootsie rolls or almond joys instead? Don't worry — it's a lot easier than you think. And, the best part of all: You don't even need to wear a costume to get your hands on these treats.
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Homemade Tootsie Rolls
A candy so easy to make, you won't believe it. There's no cooking or baking involved, and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

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Almond Joy Candy Bars
These vegan versions of your childhood favorite require no baking, either, which means more time spent eating. Don't mind if I do.
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Pine Nut Brittle With Rosemary
While this brittle may fare better with the adults than the kids, it's one tasty treat you'll find yourself munching on until it's all gone.
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Homemade Cow Tales
I dare you to find a tastier combination than caramel and cream. That's right; you can't. This homemade version will take you on an express train to nostalgia-town.
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Chocolate-Pomegranate Truffles
Did you say pomegranate molasses? This little ball of deliciousness is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. Complete with a surprising crunch at the end.
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Moonshine Marshmallows
Have you ever had homemade marshmallows? They'll change your life.
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White Chocolate & Fennel Truffles
Fennel may seem like a weird ingredient for sweets, but the subtle spice paired with the sea salt flakes makes for the perfect treat.
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Salted Pumpkin Caramels
The earthiness of pepitas and pumpkin spice cuts right through these chewy caramels, giving this classic candy an autumn spin.

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