Halloween celebrates both the spooky and the sweet. Sugary treats are an integral part of celebrating Halloween, with hordes of children hitting the streets to trick-or-treat and adults indulging in the gooey, chocolaty leftovers. In 2008, Americans gobbled up more than $2.2 billion of chocolate bars, peppermint patties, bubblegum pops and other Halloween candies, according to the National Confectioners Association.
But rather than dashing off to the store to pick up bags of premade Halloween candy, parents and kids alike can have fun making their own treats at home. These five classic Halloween recipes promise to please even the pickiest goblins and ghouls. Plus, they're frighteningly simple to make.