Candy

Caramel apples with branch sticks sitting on a metal dish, with more in the background.

Halloween Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. This endeavor requires less effort yet yields more caramel-cloaked gratification and a more elegant version of those sticky, red apples of our youth.

Several chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and candies on top on a wooden chair.

Halloween Candy Cupcakes

Halloween candy still tempting, teasing, tormenting you? We divulge how to keep it outta your house—and off your hips.

A giant peanut butter cup on a plate, cut into 15 wedges.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup

If you’re a peanut butter cup lover (and really, who isn’t?), then this is the dessert of your dreams. Creamy peanut butter filling is encapsulated by a milk chocolate shell. Enough said.

A dozen nutella truffles on a blue tabletop

Nutella Truffles

Orbs of Nutella, chocolate, and cream, all dusted in cocoa powder. Need we say more?

No-bake snowballs on a counter

No-Bake Snowballs

Not all holiday sweets have to be loaded with sugar and fat. As delish as that is, you might crave something with a little healthy oomph.

A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

Almond roca in a green bowl, broken layers of chocolate, caramel, and sliced almonds, on striped fabric

Almond Roca

Studded with almonds and coated in silky chocolate, this roca—essentially toffee—is utterly impossible to resist. Give it as a holiday gift.

Three pieces of spicy pepita brittle on a white plate.

Spicy Pepita Brittle

When we think of brittle, we tend to think of a wallflower-like candy. This snappy little number proves that we couldn’t be more wrong.

A chocolate salted caramel truffle with a bite taken out of it, on a white saucer, beside a bowl of truffles.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles

An uber chocolatey truffle made with salted caramel might sound like something for expert chocolatiers but fear not. This recipe is nearly foolproof.

Bacon peanut brittle in shards, in a mug lined with parchment paper.

Bacon Peanut Brittle

An unexpected yet inspired concoction of sweet, salt, and smoke that’ll put your childhood recollections of brittle to shame.

Pine nut brittle broken into irregular pieces on a large brown tray.

Pine Nut Brittle

Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty. It comes together in 30 minutes, making it practical to toss together batch after batch for gifts if you get carried away with sampling.

Halloween meringue bones piled on a paper plate and scattered on a black cobweb tablecloth beside the plate.

Halloween Meringue Bones

What’s spookier than a skeleton? Disembodied bones. Although these meringue bones are surprisingly and sweetly irresistible.

A line up of Halloween mummy Rice Krispies treats with googly candy eyes.

Halloween Mummy Rice Krispies Treats

Creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky. But not at all ooky–they’re delicious little mummy themed treats that come together in a snap. And kids can help, too.

5 unwrapped squares of apple cider caramels beside a pile of wrapped caramels.

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels are made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

Pieces of spicy bacon caramel corn on a baking sheet.

Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn

Addictive. That’s what we’re hearing about this smoky, salty, spicy, sweetly little enticing number that goes alarmingly well with beer.