The Best Homemade Candy Bar Recipes to Make at Home

Updated by Shannon Ratliff

Did you forget to pick up Halloween candy for trick or treaters? Instead of rushing out to the store only to find all the candy sold out, try these quick and easy homemade candy recipes instead! Brownies, cupcakes, and cookies are the gold-standard in home baking, but it's time to switch it up. Not only are these chocolate candy recipes quick and simple, they’re also incredibly delicious.

From marshmallow to nuts, these yummy chocolate bars are full of fun to make at home either alone or with a kitchen full of kiddos. Turn your favorite candy bars up a notch by switching out white chocolate, adding semisweet chocolate, or drizzling fudge on top. You'll end up loving the homemade versions so much, you'll turn to them time and time again.

The easiest homemade candy bar recipes



Source: Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons

Can you ever go wrong with dark chocolate and coconut? If you’re looking for a quick but tasty treat, these homemade mounds bars are a great option. This recipe only has three ingredients and takes just 30 minutes to make. Let the melted chocolate flow!

Full recipe can be found at Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons



Source: Lil Luna

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of sweet and salty, a payday is the perfect treat. With this 5-ingredient recipe, you’ll have delicious copycat Payday bars that taste just like the real thing. The graham cracker bars bars dimpled with peanuts before the chocolate layer is poured is a beautiful sight.

Full recipe can be found at Lil Luna



Source: Taste Better from Scratch

Whether you prefer left Twix or right Twix, you’re sure to love this simple but irresistible take on everyone’s favorite cookie bar. With smooth, homemade caramel and crispy shortbread crust, these homemade Twix will go fast in any house. Parchment paper and a sharp knife go along way to making this easier.

Full recipe can be found at Taste Better from Scratch

Three Musketeers


Source: Pam’s Daily Dish

Don’t feel like running to the grocery store? No problem! This recipe for homemade Three Musketeers using just three simple ingredients that you probably already have around your house: milk chocolate chips, Cool Whip, and vegetable or canola oil.

Full recipe can be found at Pam’s Daily Dish

Heath Bar


Source: Recipe Girl

These layered masterpieces will make the perfect addition to your holiday platter. You can even put your own spin on this Heath Bar recipe by swapping out almonds for pecans for another nut of your choice.

Full recipe can be found at Recipe Girl

Almond Joy


Source: The Big Man’s World

Who said candy can’t be healthy? These homemade Almond Joys are not only healthier than the store bought candy but are also vegan, gluten and free and paleo friendly.

Full recipe can be found at The Big Man’s World



Source: Inside BruCrew Life

Looking for something to do with your leftover candy corn? Try this homemade Butterfinger recipe! All you need is three ingredients: candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate melting wafers. You can even make this recipe peanut free by using cashew butter instead of peanut butter.

Full recipe can be found at Inside BruCrew Life

Take 5


Source: The Baker Mama

Gooey caramel, smooth chocolate, creamy peanut butter, roasted peanuts and crunchy pretzels, need we say more? This homemade Take 5 bar brings everyone’s favorite ingredients into one delicious treat.

Full recipe can be found at The Baker Mama



Source: I Heart Naptime

This no-bake, easy recipe is the ultimate combination of chocolate and caramel. With delicious, homemade nougat filling and layers upon layers chocolate and caramel goodness, these homemade Snickers bars will be a BIG hit with your friends and family.

Full recipe can be found at I Heart Naptime



Source: Lil Luna

According to pretty much everyone , nothing beats a Reese’s. With this quick, five minute recipe you can whip up 36 delicious peanut butter cups. Besides it’s simplicity, this recipe is great because it also offers different variations to America’s most loved candy.

Full recipe at Lil Luna

5th Avenue


Source: Randy Makes Candy

Similar to a Butterfinger, this homemade 5th Avenue bar is sure to make your mouth water. With the perfect mix of crunchy peanut butter layers and delicious chocolate drizzle, this variation of a 5th Avenue is one you’ll want to make over and over again.

Follow along with the full tutorial on Randy Makes Candy ’s YouTube channel.

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