DIY Halloween Treats with Sweetworks Sweets

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and yours truly. #SweetworksFall


Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming!

Yes, it’s my mother’s fault that I am such a huge fan of Halloween, but seriously when else do you have the chance to eat endless amounts of candy, dress in ridiculous costumes and watch scary movies? Hosting a Halloween party is a must for me each year. And this time around I’m using Sweetworks candies to create the goodness-filled center pieces and treats for my table. My mom and I went to town on the creation of Alien Cupcakes, Graveyard Dirt, Washington Apple cocktails, Edible Indian Corn and Pearl Caramel Apples.


Below you’ll find a simple list of ingredients and directions for making these Halloween treats. Perfect for any party and easy to make no matter your skill-level in the kitchen. Want to be able to make these and more treats on your own?? The Fashionistas are hosting a Sweetworks giveaway where 10 winners will walk away with $500 in candy! Scroll to the bottom to enter.


Graveyard Dirt


(This is a new take on a family recipe that we call Christmas dirt. With my recent love for cashews and almonds I wanted to combine those with the Sixlets and yummy white almond bark.)


  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Sixlets
  • White Almond Bark


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Slowly melt the almond bark in the microwave – 10 seconds at a time and mixing frequently.
  • Pour melted almond bark on the dry ingredients, mix with a spatula.
  • Quickly lay out the mix on a piece of wax paper and allow 15 minutes to harden.
  • Break into pieces, plate and serve.


Edible Indian Corn



  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of Sixlets
  • 8 cups of round puff cereal – I used Reeses but Kix or Cocoa Puffs could work too.
  • 10 oz bag of marshmallows


  • Melt butter slowly in a large pot.
  • Add in marshmallows and continue to stir until they are entirely melted.
  • Add in the puff cereal and half of the candies. Mix quickly as the marshmallows cool quickly.
  • Once the combination cools, add the rest of the candies and mix again.
  • Cover your hands in butter and then separate out 10 piles, forming those into corn shaped masses.
  • Slide in a Popsicle stick or kabob stick.
  • Place in fridge to solidify the shapes more quickly.


Alien Cupcakes



  • Cupcake mix (I went with orange colored to add a little fun)
  • Frosting (I went with chocolate)
  • Sweetworks Autumn Pearls
  • Sweetworks Gumball Eyes
  • Pipecleaners


  • Bake the cupcakes, according to the box directions.
  • Once cool, frost the top of each cupcake.
  • Dip frosting-covered top into the pearls.
  • Poke holes in the gumballs and then place pipecleaners into the holes, bend them and then stick into cupcakes.


Washington Apple Cocktails



  •  Apple/Cranberry Juice
  • Crown Royal
  • Sour Apple Pucker
  • Eyeball gumballs


In a cocktail shaker with ice, mix together 2 oz of Crown Royal, 2 oz of Sour Apple Pucker and 6 oz of the Cran/Apple Juice. Shake. Serve. For a little more fun add two gumball eyes to the drink just before serving. As the candy shell of the gumball disintegrates the eyes roll in the drink!


Pearl Caramel Apples


New take on the classic caramel apple. And this is especially great for anyone who does not like or is allergic to nuts. Simply melt the caramel slowly in a pot on the stove. Dip the apple in the caramel and then roll it through the autumn pearls.

Now want to win some amazing Sweetworks candies of your own?? Use the rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win one of 10 $500 Sweetworks prize packs.


The packages include: Spooky Eyes Gumballs, Halloween Mix Gumballs, Autumn Mix Sixlets, Halloween Mix Sixlets, Autumn Mix Pearls, Halloween Mix Pearls, Pumpkin Spice Break-A-Part, Sixlets Halloween 27oz Laydown Bag and Witch’s Brew 29oz Laydown Bag!!  (My students are loving the contents of the Sixlets Halloween and Witch’s Brew bags!!)
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Want even more inspiration for what to make this Halloween season? The bloggers below have all concocted crafts, DIYs and treats using Sweetworks goodies. You’ll be amazed at the creativity of these amazing ladies!


Katy Rose
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131 thoughts on “DIY Halloween Treats with Sweetworks Sweets

  1. Terra Heck

    I really like the Milk Chocolate Sports Car. My husband and two teen boys like cars. And they like chocolate. So, chocolate in the shape of a car would be perfect for them. Thanks.
    By the way, I’m totally going to make the graveyard dirt for an upcoming party I’m hosting.

  2. Sherry Compton

    Love the Indian corn. It’s such a cute idea and goes all fall long. A good treat and decoration for Thanksgiving.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Your standing skeleton decoration is the cutest thing ever. I love all your treats!

  4. lissa crane

    Fabulous ideas! They will work for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and seem super easy to make! I will definitely make a few of these with my children this month!

  5. Alina

    I love the Spooky Eyes Gumballs Stand-Up Bag. I’d use this for Halloween treat bags I make for my child’s classroom friends. They are yummy and such fun.

  6. Dorothy Teel

    Washington Apple pucker drink looks cool and I can imagine it with the eyeball in it, I also love the graveyard dirt recipe, thank you for sharing these with me.

  7. Maryann D.

    I really like all these wonderful Halloween and fall ideas. Great pictures and super imagination.

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  8. Jennifer Conejo

    Wow, all of these creative ideas are getting me super excited for Halloween! Great ideas!

  9. Debbie L.

    My favorite product is Sixlets. I have been eating them for years! I also like to give them for Halloween – the individual sleeves are a perfect snack!

  10. eliz frank

    You outdid yourself on these fabulous treats. They are so interesting to look at that I’d hesitate to eat them. Great job!

  11. Alice F.

    I love all kinds of candy and really can’t say I have a favorite. Well, if I really had to have a favorite it would be the one that is in within reach!

  12. M.Clark

    These are all great recipes, I want to try the Pearl Caramel Apples. Thank you for sharing these recipes.

  13. Ruth Griffeth

    I really loved the fact that you gave us a grown up drink! Thank you for all the great recipes! I am sure my friends and Iwill be using them soon!

  14. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I’m going to say the Screaming Sours filled gum as my favorite because I love gum and I love sour gum/candy etc. I had no idea they made so many different types of candy.

  15. Donna Jacoby

    Thank you for sharing the recipes. I know some ghosts & goblins that will appreciate the treats! Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Shannon R

    I am so impressed with this. What cute ideas you came up with. I wish I was having a halloween party I am so in love with these ideas you showed us here.

  17. Heather Johnson

    My favorite product would be the Nerds. I have loved Nerds since I was a child, they come in flavors I love and they are easy to carry with you anywhere you go.

  18. Daniela Tapia

    anything chocolate for me, I like the Milk Chocolate Dinosaur “Surprise” Egg…

  19. celina k

    Favorite product would probably be the niagara chocolate. I tried it around Easter, very good! I would love to try the peanut butter chocolate bar.

  20. Jessica Menster

    My favorite product looks like it would have to be the mint ovations bits! I love chocolate and mint together, and in bite sized pieces they would be divine!

  21. Marylou Sakosky

    I love the skeleton in a grave used my favorite candy and i can make that easy..problem no kids and i think i could eat it all too .. oh noo ..I love all the sharing you did on all your recipes and thank you for the chance too

  22. Sindy Murray

    I would like to try the Washington Apple Cocktails and my kids will love helping make the pearl apples.

  23. Elizabeth

    It’s hard to choose, but I think the Niagara Chocolates Caramel Bar is calling my name. I love gooey caramel in chocolate! Now my mouth is watering. :)

  24. Cheryl Rogers

    Those Irish creme Ovation sticks sound perfect to give to my husband and his mother. I didn’t know there was something out there like that!

  25. Erin Hussman

    I love the bulk colored sixlets, I am getting married in Dec and plan on using them in my candy bar.
    plus they are super yummy!!

  26. Jillyn

    I’m a sucker for champagne and chocolate, so the Chocolat Au Lait Champagne Bottle is the perfect pick for me!

  27. Caitlyn

    The milk chocolate surprise dino egg from Niagara is awesome! I would love it and so would the kids! so cool… and it’s chocolate lol

  28. Deborah W

    Anything milk chocolate from Niagra chocolates sound delicious to me. But who doesn’t love Sixlets?!?

  29. Sarah Oswald

    I would love to get the Nitwitz Banana Heads Candy since I always loved the bananas in the since I always liked the banana candys in Runts and this is just the bananas only. I hope they taste the same.

  30. Petra Jadan

    I would love to get the Foiled Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbit because I have great memories. I always buy those chocolates for my children in Easter. Is lie a tradition. Thanks

  31. Lynn C

    The pastel Sixlets are gorgeous, especially if they look as pearly as in the one picture. I’ve always loved Sixlets and haven’t had them in much too long.

  32. Sarah Oswald

    I love all these ideas they are so clever and I love caramel apples and your are very cute and different looking. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

  33. robyn paris

    i like
    3.5 oz. Foiled Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs Bag because there is nothing better than a bag of solid chocolate.

  34. Michele Cupp

    My favorite is the peanut butter bar, because chocolate and peanut butter are my absolute fave combo.

  35. Olga Zhdanova

    The Washington Apple Cocktails looks delicious! I appreciate that it’s kid friendly, but can be easily adjusted to an adult beverage. Yumm

  36. Traci McCormick

    I like the Foiled Milk Peanut Butter Filled Fuchsia Hearts! I love chocolate and peanut butter!

  37. Rhonda Scott

    I would love the Niagara Chocolates caramel bar. I love chocolate and caramel together. It’s the best, but anything chocolate is hard for me to resist.

  38. Jenny Stanek

    Nerds are my favorite because they are one candy that seriously takes me back to my childhood!

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