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Edible Bag of Bones Halloween Party Favor

Halloween isn't complete without candy: candy corn, candy apples and the fun-sized candy bars you hand out to costume-clad trick-or-treaters. But did you know it's actually quite simple to make your own candy?

With just some candy melts and candy molds, both of which you can find at your local craft store, you can turn your own kitchen into a candy factory. They make for excellent gifts and party food, and in our case, perfect Halloween party favors.

I got the idea of making my own candy for a Halloween party when I spotted an adorable skeleton candy mold at our local craft store. I picked up some candy melts in bright Halloween-themed colors – orange and green – and got to brainstorming some ideas of how to present these cute little skulls and bones to a crowd. 

When I saw the cellophane bags nearby, it was a no-brainer; assembling a few "bag of bones" bags of candy will make for not only adorable party favors, but also fun decor to set on a dessert or entryway table. With just a few other supplies I picked up at the party store, I had these bags made in no time, and for very little money! 



These make for great party favors, neighbor gifts or just treats to enjoy all during the Halloween season. We mixed up these homemade treat bags with some cute pumpkin tins filled with milk chocolate caramel from Fannie May for guests to take home. Just simply set them out at the party, and encourage guests to take their pick of one (or both!) of these adorable and delicious party favors. 

  • Candy melts (I used orange and caramel apple flavors)
  • Skeleton candy mold
  • Icing piping bags, or Ziploc bags
  • Cellophane bags
  • Halloween-themed ribbon or twist ties
  • Blank gift tags
  • Skeleton stickers (optional)
  • Fine-tipped Sharpie (or any pen of your choice)
  • Scissors

Step 1: Melt your candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl, or directly in your icing piping bag. Once the candy is melted, remove from the microwave. Be careful not to burn your hands!



Step 2: Squeeze the melted candy into the skeleton mold tray. Set in the refrigerator until hard, about 30 minutes. 

Step 3: Remove skeleton candy from tray, and repeat steps 1-2 until you reach your desired number of skeleton parts.



Step 4: Meanwhile, create your Bag of Bones party favor gift tags. I wrote on plain gift tags with a black fine-tipped Sharpie, and decorated with skeleton stickers I found at the local craft store. This is where you can add names of party guests, or write clever sayings if you wish

Step 5: Place your skeleton candy pieces in a cellophane bag. I added additional bloody bone candy we had on hand. Secure with your twist tie or Halloween ribbon. Don't forget to tie your gift tag to the bag. 

Step 6: Set out your bags, and let your guests enjoy their adorable candy!

Tip: Keep your bags in the fridge until it's time to set them out for the party to prevent the candy from melting. 

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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