Making homemade Halloween candy is a fun alternative to store-bought treats. For a Halloween party that's a little more personal this year, prepare your own goodies.
Friendly Ghosts by Julia M. Usher: These adorable spooks are made of meringue, but under their white sheets they're hiding a date-nut filling flavored with orange and cinnamon. Per serving: 71 calories, 2g fat, 13g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber
"Almond Joy" Macaroons by Marisa Churchill: Crushed pineapple replaces some of the shredded coconut in this macaroon recipe, for a sweet result that's lower in calories. A drizzle of melted chocolate makes a pretty presentation. Per serving: 90 calories, 4.5g fat
Honeyed Marshmallows by Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young: These handmade marshmallows — flavored with vanilla and orange blossom or clover honey — are a far cry from the packaged version. Per serving: 91 calories, 0g fat, 22g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber
Marshmallow Chocolate Cups by Matt Lewis: Inspired by the Mallo Cup of Altoona, Pa., these candies are characterized by a fluffy marshmallow filling that's surrounded by a hard shell made of a combination of dark and milk chocolate. Per serving: 75 calories, 4g fat, 10g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber
Cool Mint Patties by Elizabeth Gordon: The chill of refreshing mint up against the melty goodness of dark chocolate? A perfect match. These candies are dairy-, gluten-, soy-, egg- and nut-free. Per serving: 107 calories, 3g fat, 21g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 1g fiber