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    Homemade Halloween Treats

    Posted by  ·  October 20, 2010

    If you want homemade Halloween treats but don’t want to bake and need something quick and easy, these Halloween suckers do the trick.

    Easy Halloween Treats

    Supplies for Halloween Candy Suckers

    chocolate molds (pumpkin, ghost, skull, mummy)

    candy melting discs (white, orange)

    plastic pencil pops


    How to make Halloween Candy Suckers

    Prepare molds by placing a sucker stick or pencil pop in the mold.

    Melt candy coating slowly in the microwave at 15 second intervals. The candy coating can also be placed in an oven. Preheat oven, place candy in oven (pie plate works well), turn off oven and let candy sit in oven for about 10 minutes. It is important to not over heat the candy.

    Place melted candy in a disposable decorating bag or zip lock bag. Snip of the end and fill molds.

    Fill molds and then tap mold firmly to help the candy settle and remove air bubbles. Make sure sucker stick or pencil pop is covered.

    Place filled molds in freezer for about 10 minutes. Leaving the candy in the freezer for longer than 20 minutes can cause it to be sticky.  Candy will come out easily when hard.

    If making suckers with two colors, put one color in mold first. Place in freezer for about 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from freezer and pour warm (not hot) candy in mold. Candy should be just warm enough to pour. Candy that is too hot will make the first color run. Fill molds and tap firmly to remove bubbles.

    Some features on the molds are easier to add a second color after they have been removed from the mold. I love these new candy writers for adding tiny details.  It is the same candy coating, but in a tube.

    Place  candies on pencils and you have some awesome Halloween treats!

    Suckers can be placed in sucker bags for treat giving.

    The links point to my shop, but these supplies can usually be found at a baking and candy making supply shop or craft store.

    If you like hard candy lollipops you might like my ghost sucker tutorial. If you would rather craft your Halloween treats then try making these cute tootsie pop pumpkin suckers.

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    1. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Really cute! I've been using plastic squeeze bottle to fill the mold with and the candy seems to harden really quickly. I will try the bag.
      Thanks for the tips!
    2. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Oh I'm glad you posted this! I've been thinking about making suckers for my daughters friends, but I really like the pencil topper idea!
    3. Stacia
      Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Love it! I have some of those plastic molds (different shapes) and they are so handy for easy little treats!!
    4. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Love these! I've never seen them before... so cute:-)
    5. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Oh this is great, I love these, so cute and great way to dress up a pencil!
    6. Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      OH!........I wish I had seen this post LAST week!!.......I'm writing a post right now about cupcakes......and my first attempt at using candy molds!!...this would have made it SO much easier! lol.......why didn't I think to put the candy in a pastry bag........and my tiny the candy writers would have been perfect!! you sell them in the shop Cindy?
    7. Bobbie
      Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
      Wouldn't the plastic pencil pops be a dangerous chocking hazard for children?