6 Recipes for Homemade Halloween Candy

With the hunt for sweets cancelled in some areas this year, there’s no better time to make homemade treats with the kids. Plus, it’s a great activity to do as a family—without leaving the house!

1. Pulled Maple Taffy

Making candy with local ingredients is possible! These treats, inspired by the sugaring off and apple seasons, put apple cider vinegar and maple syrup in the spotlight.

2. Orange Glass Candy

This is an easy recipe that will allow children to get comfortable using food colouring and a candy thermometer. Bonus: It not only looks great, it tastes even better!

3. Apple Pie Jujubes

Do you have apple juice left over from your last visit to the orchard? Use it in these jujubes! They’re delicious, and fun to make.

4. Salt Water Taffy

For the sweet and salty lovers out there, these taffy-like candies will melt in your mouth. And as a final touch? Each candy is delicately wrapped in wax paper. 

5. Marshmallow Ghosts

Whipping up homemade marshmallows will no longer be a secret after taking on these adorable little ghosts. Use a mixture of black food colouring, water and icing sugar to make the eyes—a terrifying touch!

6.  Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel

Here is a recipe for the adults to enjoy, in addition to being a zero-waste solution for those often composted orange peels. The strips of peel are candied and then dipped in dark chocolate for a frighteningly good treat.

Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out our spooky menu for this week.