It’s an indisputable fact that the best part about Halloween is the candy. I’m not really a sweets girl, but somehow that all goes out the window the last week of October, and suddenly I have a mysteriously vanishing candy bowl and there are no regrets.
Unfortunately we don’t really get trick or treaters in our neck of the woods and we aren’t having a Halloween party this year, so there’s no way for me to justify buying bags of candy – and I’ve started to feel a little guilty about all the bad stuff I’m putting in my body, even if it’s just for a week.
Lucky for me (and you), there’s a wealth of recipes for candy bars out there. That’s right! You can make them at home! And while it’s not like they’re healthy, at least this way you’re avoiding high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils – so I mean, you can definitely eat more, right?
Here they are:
Butterfingers, Snickers (I would definitely make my own caramel, I found this recipe for homemade butterscotch which I would image works just as well as butterscotch chips (also, when you look at the word butterscotch for too long it starts to look real weird) and I found this recipe for marshmallow creme – go big or go home, that’s what I always say.), Twix , Milky Way , Three Musketeers, Almond Joy, PayDay, Peppermint Patty, 100 Grand (A weirdly less celebrated candy – what isn’t to love?! it’s definitely my favorite. ), Heath Bars, Candy Corn (how cool is it that you can make your own candy corn?! Also.. let’s be real is candy corn worth all this work?), Reese’s Cups, Cow Tales, Milk Duds, Crunch Bars, Whoppers
Enjoy! And let me know if you make these – I’ve been slowly working my way through the recipes in order to avoid a sugar coma.
candy bar watercolors by me