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Recipes for Halloween Candy & Treats

Wouldn't it be great to make your own homemade version of favorite candies this Halloween? If only you could decipher the ingredients in Snickers. With Halloween approaching, many cooking websites are featuring homemade candy recipes inspired by traditional American treats.

Obviously you can't give these candies out to trick-or-treaters since they aren't sealed, but they would be great for parties or for adults who want to indulge in a gourmet version of their favorite childhood treats. The food website, Chow, is featuring homemade versions of Snickers Bars, Almond Joys, Peanut Butter Cups and Twix. The blog, 101 Cookbooks, has a recipe for Espresso Caramels. And finally the cooking site, Leite's Culinaria has this recipe for Whoopie Pies.