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Want to make your own Halloween candy? Here are four candy recipes

Twix, Mounds, Baby Ruth, Snickers, Peppermint Patties, candy corn and more. After the jack-o'-lantern and costumes, it would seem the thing that best defines Halloween is the candy - all that trick-or-treating loot. When I was a kid, Halloween wasn't over until my siblings and I emptied our bags at the end of an evening of trick-or-treating, trading candies late into the night. My favorites were always the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

But as much as I continue to enjoy pulling back the orange wrapping to reveal the classic peanut butter and chocolate treat, I've long wondered how hard they might be to make from scratch. Not changing much, mind you, but adjusting the flavors and texture just a bit and playing around with the type of chocolate coating for a richer, dark chocolate flavor.

Look up "homemade candy bar recipes" online and you'll find no shortage of options. Some are amazingly simple; others range in complexity. And the results can vary

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