Alice Medrich, the unofficial First Lady of Chocolate, shares her recipe for ultra-smooth, ultra-rich chocolate truffles. See the recipe for Alice Medrich's House Truffles ». Todd Coleman

Like all warm-blooded Halloween revelers, we’re suckers for a plastic pumpkin full of mini Kit-Kats and banana Laffy Taffy. But there’s a special allure to a homemade Halloween candy spread: pillowy chocolate marshmallows, gooey hand-dipped caramel apples, nutty white chocolate crispies — even a few boozy Bourbon balls for the grown-ups — are a welcome treat on the spookiest day of the year. These recipes for not-so-tricky treats are sure to hit the sweet spot.

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