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Fun Home-made Candy Ideas to Treat Your Kids at Halloween

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Preparing for the scarefest majorly involves prepping up your costumes, but what about your saviors from the children’s weapons of mass destructions as they call out “trick or treat”?

We are talking about candies. Have you thought about how you’re going to innovate your arsenal of love and cuddle for your children and the ones that come knocking at your door?

If you have, you’re on the right track, but if you haven’t, we are here to give you a headstart.

So, here it goes.

1. Invisible Eye Balls

http://www.kidstylejunkie.com/food-blog/halloween-cake-pop-tutorial/ — by Kid Style Junkie
http://www.kidstylejunkie.com/food-blog/halloween-cake-pop-tutorial/ — by Kid Style Junkie

Treat children with these scary eyes made of all good things blended together.

Recipe:

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter (1/2 cups)
  • Vanilla extract ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Softened and whipped butter (1/2 cups)
  • Chopped white candy coating (10-12 ounces)
  • Shortening (1 tablespoon)
  • M&Ms of different colors (30-40)
  • Confectioner’s sugar (3 cups)
  • Red Gel Icing

Instructions

  1. Mix peanut butter and butter in a bowl and beat the mixture until its thin and fluffy.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar to the above mixture and beat it until the mixture has one texture.
  3. Shape the mixture into eyeballs (1-1/2 inches) and keep them in the refrigerator for at least half hour.
  4. Melt shortening and candy in a separate bowl. Once done, stir the mixture to smoothen it.
  5. Dip each eyeball in the mixture above, remove the access, and place the M&M’s to accentuate its look.
  6. Use red gel icing to create blood vessels.

2. Gooey Marshmallow Monsters

https://recipesfromapantry.com/halloween-marshmallow-pops-monster/ — by none
https://recipesfromapantry.com/halloween-marshmallow-pops-monster/ — by none

This treat is simple enough to let your kids help you prepare it.

Ingredients

  • Marshmallows (1-1/2 cups)
  • M&M’s or decorating gel
  • White candy coating (12 ounces)

Directions

  1. Melt candy coating in a microwave.
  2. After cooling it slightly, add marshmallows and stir the mixture until the texture is consistent.
  3. Take a waxed paper and heap tablespoons of the above mixture on it. Shape it into monsters or ghosts.
  4. For eyes, use M&Ms or decorating gel. You can even use assorted candies.
    1. Glistening Magic Wands
  5. Brandish pretzel rods to show who’s the real party magician.

3. Glistening Magic Wands

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/homemade-halloween-candy-recipes/view-all/ — by none
https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/homemade-halloween-candy-recipes/view-all/ — by none

Brandish pretzel rods to show who’s the real party magician.

Ingredients

  • Pretzel sticks or rods (1 whole package)
  • Glitter (edible of course), but you can also use colored sugar.
  • Sprinkles (edible)
  • Baking chips (white and 1-1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  1. Pretzel sticks or rods (1 whole package)
  2. Glitter (edible of course), but you can also use colored sugar.
  3. Sprinkles (edible)
  4. Baking chips (white and 1-1/2 cups)
  5. Directions
  6. Melt baking chips in a bowl and beat it lightly until smooth.
  7. Take pretzel rods and dip each of them halfway in the melted chips.
  8. Sprinkle with colored sugar or edible glitter and afterwards, place the rods on a wax paper until dry.
  9. Your wands are ready.

4. Peanut Butter and Honey Truffles

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/homemade-halloween-candy-recipes/view-all/ — by none
https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/homemade-halloween-candy-recipes/view-all/ — by none

Two heavenly ingredients for adults and kids alike.

Ingredients

  • Honey (1/4 cups)
  • Creamy peanut butter ( 2 cups)
  • Butter (divided: 1 teaspoon and ¼ cups)
  • Confectioners’ sugar (1-1/4 cups)
  • Tiny chocolate chips (semisweet)
  • Peanuts roasted in honey (1-1/2 cups)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)

Directions

  1. Take a saucepan and cook honey and butter (1/4 cups) together until they blend well.
  2. Add peanut butter to the above mixture and gently stir to smooth the resulting mixture.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and add confectioners’ sugar plus vanilla extract. Whisk until the texture is smooth enough.
  4. Prepare a square pan, grease the foil with butter (1 teaspoon) and spread the above mixture into it.
  5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Afterwards, remove the foil and cut the firm candy in squares (64 or so).
  6. Shape the cut candy in balls over peanuts in a bowl.

Voila! These 4 recipes alone should help you get going. And don't forget to share pictures of your creations with us on Facebook