DIY Treats for Halloween

Homemade Candy Buttons from Barclay Prime's Frank Urso.
Homemade Candy Buttons from Barclay Prime’s Frank Urso. Photo: Kirsten Henri

Since Halloween is looking like a risky proposition this year, we found plenty of things to do with those extra pumpkin seeds while you’re trapped inside with nary a working subway line in sight. Consult our Halloween Guide to make Gramercy Tavern’s stellar chocolate-covered toffee, or warm up your trick-or-treaters with David Chang’s vegetarian-friendly spice-roasted pumpkin soup. We also checked in with chefs across the Grub Street network for scary food ideas — scary good! You can try the homemade candy buttons in Philadelphia; smoky caramel corn from Chicago; San Francisco’s balsamic-vinegar taffy; pipian verde in Boston, and pork-belly brittle (!) in Los Angeles.