9 DIY Halloween Candy Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth—and Wallet

515258721Soon you'll be bombarded by the question of the season: "Trick or treat?"

Is there any doubt about the right answer? Treats, please!

After all, Halloween is all about the sugar rush. But between marauding trick-or-treaters, your own sweet tooth and all those costume parties, you probably spend more on candy and desserts in October than you do at any other time of the year.

To keep from frightening your wallet—and to help you get more crafty with your Halloween offerings—we suggest forgoing those giant, boring bags of king-size candy bars in favor of whipping up your own scary sweets.

From grinning ghost lollies to chocolaty black cats, we've got DIY candies that'll work whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a real Willy Wonka. Sweet and spooky, these treats are scary good—and won’t break the bank.

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  • BeccaZ

    I’m not sure handing out homemade treats is acceptable in my neighborhood…however, I’d probably be ok with my own kids eating them if they got them from someone on my block…they look good for a party though!