Cover Homemade Twix Bars | Photo: Broma Bakery

This Halloween, show off your newfound kitchen know-how by recreating your favourite candies and chocolates at home with these 11 recipes

Have a break, make a Kit-Kat. Is that how the saying goes?

Over the pandemic, we’ve spent more time at home than ever before. For many of us, this meant finding reprieve in the kitchen and (hopefully) refining our culinary skills. This Halloween, why not showcase your newfound talents and recreate popular storebought sweets at home? From Snickers to gummy worms and even the hailed Ferrero Rocher, here are 11 copycat recipes for beloved Halloween confections.

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Snickers

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Homemade Snickers Bars | Photo: How Sweet Eats
Above Homemade Snickers Bars | Photo: How Sweet Eats

Nougat and nuts, chocolate and caramel - what’s not to love? Introduced nearly a century ago, Snickers proves that it’s a winning combo. Try your hand at the time-tested confection and make your own Snickers bars at home.

Find the recipe here.

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Kit Kat

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No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Brars | Photo: The Big Mans World
Above No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Brars | Photo: The Big Man's World

If you’ve left your Halloween prep to the last minute and you’re scrambling for ideas, turn to this quick and healthy Kit Kat cheat. The treat is vegan, gluten-free, and requires no baking whatsoever. Better yet, the recipe only utilises five ingredients: Chex cereal, chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil, with substitutes available for each one too.

Find the recipe here.

Tatler Tip: trying out the Keto diet? Arman Liew also has a keto-friendly Kit Kat bar recipe filled with nuts, seeds, and almond butter, a nostalgic bar packed with good fats.

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Gummy Worms

Did you know that making your own gummy worms needs all but three ingredients? Once you’re able to source your mould of choice, all you need is unflavoured gelatin, flavoured and coloured Jell-o, and some water.

Find the recipe here.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The secret to this peanut butter centre? Crushed graham crackers, for added texture. Recreating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is an absolute breeze, as this recipe so temptingly demonstrates. Don’t worry too much about mimicking the confection’s smooth top - the imperfect swirls give them quite a unique, artful look.

Find the recipe here.

Tatler Tip: for a healthier alternative that really lets the peanut butter flavour shine, you can also substitute the graham crackers with oats, as one reviewer suggested.

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Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Photo: The Recipe Critic
Above Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Photo: The Recipe Critic
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Candy Corn

Of all the sweets on the list, candy corn is arguably the most Halloween-appropriate. Chewy to start, followed by a sugary, melt-in-your-mouth sensation, the orange and yellow-hued candy is well-loved across autumnal months in the United States. Bring home a taste of fall and make the treat yourself!

Find the recipe here.

Tatler Tip: read the recipe in full, and be sure to skim through the post-recipe notes and pre-recipe write-up as well, especially if this is your first time making candy.

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Homemade Candy Corn | Photo: Emma Christensen / The Kitchn
Above Homemade Candy Corn | Photo: Emma Christensen / The Kitchn
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Butterfinger

In case you opted to buy your candy corn this year and are now left with a heap of the treats, repurpose them into homemade Butterfingers with this recipe from Jennifer Field. After nine exhaustive R&D sessions, Field proudly presents her near-perfect copycat for the chocolate-covered crunchy peanut confection - reap the rewards of her efforts and follow her descriptive guide.

Find the recipe here.

Tatler Tip: this recipe is more suited to more advance cooks in the kitchen 

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Copycat Butterfingers | Photo: Pastry Chef Online
Above Copycat Butterfingers | Photo: Pastry Chef Online
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Mallomars

Whether your memories of chocolate-coated marshmallows veer towards the American Mallomars or the Filipino Choco Mallows we can agree that chocolate, a marshmallow filling, and a biscuit base is a good idea indeed. This recipe guides you through homemade marshmallows and homemade biscuits, so you can proudly present this from-scratch snack to your loved ones.

Find the recipe here.

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Turtles

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Homemade Turtles | Photo: Baker by Nature
Above Homemade Turtles | Photo: Baker by Nature

If, like me, you are a longing fan of the Turtles chocolates, you know they are a headache to source locally. Save yourself the trouble and create your own dark chocolate and salted caramel pecan Turtles with this recipe. Plus - they look incredibly gorgeous, much more reminiscent of the beloved sea creature than the original!

Find the recipe here.

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Ferrero Rocher

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Claire Saffitz's Ferrero Rocher | Photo: Claire Saffitz / Bon Appétit
Above Claire Saffitz's Ferrero Rocher | Photo: Claire Saffitz / Bon Appétit

Ferrero Rochers are one of the most indulgent chocolate treats you could pick up at your local grocer. Wrapped in gold foil and elegantly perched within a pleated paper cup, the multilayered chocolate and hazelnut creation is unmistakably delicious. This Halloween, take it up a notch and follow Claire Saffitz as she transforms Ferrero Rocher - the most challenging, if not impossible recipe to follow on this list.

Find the recipe here.

Tatler Tip: skip to 25:58 to see the final product and a run-down of how to make the “rochelles”. That said, the creative (and often, tumultuous) process behind each Gourmet Makes episode is quite entertaining, so watch from the beginning to watch the journey from the planning stage.

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Twix

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Homemade Twix Bars | Photo: Broma Bakery
Above Homemade Twix Bars | Photo: Broma Bakery

Ah, the Twix bar - a decadent marriage of three of life’s best Cs: chocolate, caramel, and cookie. As one of my personal favourite chocolate bars, I was especially adamant about finding a recipe that does it justice. This tricky, yet certainly rewarding recipe from Broma Bakery definitely passes the test, elevating the storebought bar to a new level of indulgence.

Tatler Tip: a candy concoction perfect for more seasoned cooks

Find the recipe here.

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Soft Caramels

Chewy, sticky, yet mind-blowingly soft, caramels are a reliable sweet treat you can leave in a bowl for snack-loving visitors or give out in bulk at treat-or-treat sessions. Straightforward yet infallibly delicious, having just one is inconceivable - it’s a good thing this recipe makes a whopping 65 of these vanilla and sea-salt laden goodies.

Find the recipe here.

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