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Halloween Candy From Your Kitchen

If you want a truly special sweet treat, make your own

Hand wearing a skeleton glove reaches onto a plate of pumpkin and ghost shaped cookies as if stealing one from the batch, Homemade delights for Halloween

For a Halloween party that's a little more personal this year, prepare your own goodies. — Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

Almond Butterscotch Toffee by Carole Bloom: Irresistibly buttery, salty and sweet, with bittersweet chocolate and toasted chopped almonds, this toffee is fairly easy and quick to make, and it's sure to be a party favorite. Per serving: 167 calories, 13g fat, 14g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber

Milk Chocolate Crunch Candies by Kate Zuckerman: These simple candies are a breeze to prep, although you do need a candy thermometer and a bain-marie (a metal bowl that sits over simmering water, to create a makeshift double boiler). Per serving: 26 calories, 1g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber

Chocolate Monster Cookies by Pat Sinclair: Known as "kitchen sink" cookies in other households, these are chock-full of everything from oats to cornflakes to M&Ms. Scale down the recipe unless you're feeding a few dozen little monsters. Per serving: 352 calories, 16g fat, 51g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 2g fiber

Coffee Doughnut Holes by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins: A delicious grown-up treat, these doughnuts are flavored with instant coffee and spiked with cinnamon sugar. Dunk them in coffee or hot apple cider to warm you right up. Per serving: 264 calories, 15g fat, 30g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 1g fiber

Spiderweb Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes by Elinor Klivans: Candied ginger gives these cupcakes a feisty bite, balancing out a rich cream cheese frosting. Per serving: 225 calories, 9g fat, 33g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 1g fiber

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