13 Spooky Halloween Candy Recipes

They're Scary Sweet

Candy spiders recipe

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

This collection of spooky candy recipes is sure to liven up any Halloween party. Most are simple enough that kids can make them with a little adult assistance. Boo appetit!

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    Bloody Truffles

    Bloody truffles recipe

    ​The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck 

    These oozing truffles are bloody delicious! The bite-sized treats are skewered with edible royal icing knives and painted with food coloring to create scary—yet sweet—Halloween truffles. 

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    Bloody Caramel Apples

    Bloody Caramel Apples

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    These caramel apples are easy to whip up, but the red gel "blood" makes them totally eye-catching and perfect for a spooky themed party.

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    Skeleton Coffin Candy Bars

    Skeleton Coffin Candy Bars

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    Coffin candy bars are a killer treat to offer guests on Halloween. Place a skeleton on top of homemade chocolate bars and finish them off with a dusting of Oreo cookie "dirt."

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    Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

    Frankenstein marshmallow pops

    The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska

    Frankenstein pops are a monster of a good Halloween candy and they're very simple to make: store-bought marshmallows are skewered on lollipop sticks, then decorated with melted candy coating to look like the scary green monster.

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    White Chocolate Ghosts

    White chocolate ghost recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    These tasty white chocolate ghosts are riding on crunchy pretzel broomsticks for an extra-spooky snack that's both sweet and savory.

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    Meringue Ghosts

    Meringue Ghosts Recipe

    The Spruce 

    These ghoulish figures are actually fluffy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside meringues dipped in chocolate and formed into Halloween-worthy treats.

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    Ghost Cake Pops

    Ghost cake pops

    The Spruce

    Cake pops get a spooky makeover into Halloween ghouls with a simple four-ingredient recipe you can whip up on Halloween. Tender bites of cake are shaped into ghosts, skewered on lollipop sticks, then dipped in vanilla candy coating for a fun Halloween version of the kid-friendly treat

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    Ghost Strawberries

    Ghost strawberries

    The Spruce

    Ghost-shaped strawberries are so easy, it's scary. Instead of dipping the fruit in the traditional semi-sweet chocolate, they're dunked into white chocolate instead and given ghostly faces with dark chocolate.

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    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods
    The Spruce

    Witch finger pretzel rods are one spectacularly spooky sweet-and-salty treat for Halloween or any wizard-themed party. It takes just four ingredients to whip up and it's simple enough for kids to lend a hand (or at least a finger).

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    Spiderwebs Candy

    Spiderwebs candy

    ​The Spruce

    If candy spiders aren't your style, how about these edible spiderwebs instead? Strands of white chocolate are laced around pretzels sticks and a fat eight-legged bug happily sits in the center.

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    Black Cat Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

    Black cat chocolate dipped cookie recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Running into a black cat may normally be considered bad luck, but not when it comes to these feline-shaped treats. Dip your favorite cookies in chocolate and get creative with toppings and designs as you make the cat faces—the kids will have just as much fun making these as they will devouring them.

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    Peanut Butter Eyeballs

    Peanut Butter Eyeballs

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    These spooktacular eyeballs are a variation of a popular candy called buckeyes. Peanut butter candy is formed into balls, dipped in white chocolate, and decorated to resemble bloodshot peepers.

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    Candy Spiders

    Candy spiders recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    Turn marshmallows, rice cereal, and chocolate into spooky-delicious spiders that kids and adults will gobble right up on Halloween night.