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It's almost time for the most decadent holiday of all. The one with no real dinner plans, no savory dishes in the oven. Just chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter as far as the eye can see. And this year, we've got just the thing to give all other Halloween parties a run for their money - homemade candy. We scoured the internet for the best-looking, most mouthwatering recipes of all the classics - from Snickers to Candy Corn. But we have to warn you, these might be so good you won't want to share them with anyone!

 

Photo and Recipe from How Sweet It Is

First off - Snickers. Chewy nougat topped with peanuts, overflowing caramel, and satisfying milk chocolate. How can you say no? If you're looking for a more classic look (completely covered in chocolate), simply dip the finished product in melted chocolate and let dry on a wire rack.

 

 

Photo and Recipe from The Sassy One

Milky Way. It's heavenly chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. And this recipe turns all that goodness into fun-size pieces!

 

 

Photo and Recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Peanut Butter Cups. Possibly the most iconic Halloween flavors - creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate. And now, sprinkled sea salt on top. Try not to drool.

 

 

Photo and Recipe from The Hungry Housewife

We're dubbing this "Almond Joy for grownups." The trifecta of chocolate, coconut, and almonds is simply irresistible in bark form, and still easy to hand out.

 

 

Photo and Recipe from The Country Cook

Give me a break - yes, these are homemade Kit Kat bars, with an added salty-sweet twist. Instead of thin wafers stacked between chocolate layers, this Southerner decided to stack club crackers with a chocolate-peanut butter spread.

 

 

Photo and Recipe from Mangio da Sola

Twix - The holy grail of chocolate bars. You'll get a kick out of this recipe! Instead of a simple biscuit cookie topped with caramel and chocolate, it's actually shortbread engulfed in dulce de leche. It's so rich, they call it a "Millionaire Bar."

 

 

Photo and Recipe from Milk and Honey

We interrupt your regularly scheduled candy bar overdose for these Oreos. Obviously creamier and probably more addicting than the original. Don't say we didn't warn you.

 

 

Photo and Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction

And while we're at it, why not mention these Butterfinger cookies? The flaky orange-colored center screams Halloween and they're still portable enough to hand out!

 

 

Photo and Recipe from Shortbread

Finally, the treat synonymous with October, turning leaves, and Halloween: Candy Corn. This homemade version is actually made out of marshmallows. We bet your kids will love that.

Are you tempted enough to make your own candy this year? Let us know!

 

Note: None of these recipes were tested by the Southern Living Test Kitchen. (Just stared at longingly)

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