Easy DIY Halloween Candy
Hi everyone! It’s Colleen, here. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I know I am not alone in this since last year in the US alone we spent over 8 billion…yup 8 billion dollars on pumpkins, candy, decorations and costumes (even costumes for pets)! Wowzers!!
Maybe it’s the lack of stress around Halloween that is so appealing. No gifts to wrap, no huge shopping lists to tackle. Just some good old fashioned fun and spookiness! Plus…isn’t it fun to transform your house as well as be someone or someTHING else for a day! I sure think so!
Here is a fun 4-ingredient Halloween candy treat to make with or for your kids. I think many a grandparent or special neighbor would appreciate these! This candy is simple and delicious…especially if you love the whole chocolate & peanut butter thing!
My oldest is about to turn 12 (sniff, sniff) and every year he asks for the same thing. “Mom, can I have a sleepover and invite 7 friends…and can you decorate the house all crazy like you did last time?”
THAT simple request makes me feel like I did a good job the first time we did a Halloween themed birthday party back when he was 4.
I always serve these Edible Eyeballs that I came up with way back then. They have become a Halloween tradition for our family and at my kids school. I turn into an “eyeball” making machine, pumping them out by the hundreds for their school Halloween parties and his party…I now know what the Oompa Loompas must have felt like, lol!
I also make them for our annual “Booing” night – have you ever” Booed”? Simply put…”Booing” is loads and loads of hilarious family fun! My whole family adores this tradition. Learn how to “Boo” !
I happen to have a silicone “pan” with 24 squares in it called a Brownie Pan that I use when making these. Prior to owning that, I just used a 9×9 baking pan.
What is YOUR favorite part of Halloween?
- 1 pound Wilton orange-colored white chocolate melting discs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- If using a traditional pan, line your pan with parchment or waxed paper, leaving an overhang.
- Melt your orange-colored white chocolate melting discs in your microwave for about a minute; stir until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
- Microwave another 30 seconds if necessary to complete the melting, being careful to not burn the chocolate.
- Add in the peanut butter and stir until blended and smooth.
- Spread mixture into your prepared pan.
- If using a silicone pan filled with squares like this, place your melted mixture in a pastry bag or plastic baggie and fill each square a little more than halfway. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or until mostly firm.
- In a saucepan, combine your milk chocolate and your cream and heat over medium high heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly.
- Pour/smooth over peanut butter mixture.
- *If using the silicone pan repeat above process for filing squares.
- Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Later, lift out the candy and/or cut into small squares.
Feel free to “bedazzle” these for Halloween. I made some with candy corn, candy hearts, sprinkles and candy pumpkins.
Put some parchment paper in a pretty box, type or hand-write up the recipe on a cute and there you have it…a wonderfully tasty gift.
If you are making this for other than Halloween…use white melting disks (or pink for V-day)
Have fun and be safe this Halloween!
Find more Halloween crafts and costume ideas here.
Also, be sure to follow my Trick Or Treat! board on Pinterest.