It’s the sweetest season, and we’ve collected a mix of vintage homemade candy bar ideas for Halloween — going back as far as 1956!
Chilly, creamy and crunchy, but with a flavor profile that might put you in mind of a deconstructed homemade Butterfinger, you can whip up these butterscotch bars in a jiffy!
This retro chocolate caramel nut bars recipe is the best of both of the candy bar classics! And it’s a very easy sweet snack to make at home. Get the vintage 80s recipe here!
These nutty chocolate caramel bars feel a lot like a creamy, dreamy, frozen Snickers bar — perfect for any festivity where fans of candy bars cluster.
If you love the tangy taste of pineapple, and have been hoping to find some delicious old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake recipes, you just need to look back a few decades!
Outwardly this Crazy berry blue pie looks normal. Like blueberry pie. But slice it. And it’s pie of another color. It’s a deliriously thick creamy lavender blue. With berries mixed madly through it.
Crunch up your dinner with this retro seventies recipe for Double-Coated Chicken Supreme, made with Rice Krispies – a delicious way to serve chicken.
If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, we’d like to tempt you into giving a sweet twist to your holiday baking: these vintage-style snow-topped thumbprint cookies with a hint of maple!
Homemade with love! These deliciously luscious pumpkin cheesecake bars don’t take long to make when you start with this classic recipe from the ’80s!
These ‘Good morning, pumpkin’ pancakes combine warm spice flavors with real pumpkin for a breakfast treat that will get a warm welcome. Get the classic recipe here!
This retro recipe for savory potato fritters comes from Heinz, and during WWII, they said these made for an ideal meatless main dish for lunch or supper.
What is mashed potatoes supreme? It’s a recipe for an unusual, distinctive dish made from ordinary, economical ingredients.
Here’s a Minnesota State Fair champion’s vintage recipe for Golden apricot coffee cake. It’s topped with sunny apricot jam and crispy slivered almonds.
You can top this easy brownie pizza with any (or all!) of your favorite toppings – and don’t forget whipped cream or ice cream!
These deliciously rich caramel apple oat squares don’t take long to make, and these bars are doubly amazing when served with ice cream on top.
This easy pimiento-nut dip recipe comes from the ’60s — the age of cocktail parties and cute and/or kitschy foods.
This gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake is topped with shiny sweet fruit, arranged in a pretty pattern. Get the vintage recipe from the ’60s here!
This deliciously festive pear-cranberry cobbler recipe from the ’90s is filled with seasonal fruit and a crumbly topping.
Here’s a vintage ’80s recipe for a marvelous no-bake frozen mocha cheesecake you can make in a breeze!
This 1960s version of the French dish Chicken à l’orange is made easy enough for a weeknight dinner, thanks to ingredients like cornflake crumbs and orange juice.
Save this vintage Honeyscotch ice cream topping recipe to whip up again and again! It’s honey-smooth and honey-sweet – but not too sweet.
Try these easy no-bake pudding “cupcakes” – made with creamy pudding inside delicious little chocolate candy crusts.
What a treat for someone with a sweet tooth – an elegant apricot rum baba! Moist and rich and redolent of apricot nectar.
Nothing draws a full house like the great taste of Oatmeal Scotchie bar cookies! All you need is a pan and these ingredients for the perfect treat.
Want to go on the Santa Fe Express? Mexican-style stewed tomatoes are the quickest way to add a rich, zesty flavor to this Southwestern recipe for Ranchero rollups.
Finally, this blank cookbook comes complete with a page-by-page recipe index to help you easily find the recipe you’re looking for. All in all, it’s a simple way to stay organized!
These breaded pork chops are marinated before bring lightly coated in breadcrumbs, then pan fried for an easy dinner dish.
Need an easy dinner that’s a little bit different? Try Tangy chicken with tomatoes & herbs — a deliciously kicky pasta sauce on top of your favorite pasta.
Try this easy turkey chili recipe from the ’90s. It’s simple. It’s quick. And so tasty the dinner table will need every chair you can find.
A wonderful play of taste and texture, this Holy guacamole recipe combines avocados, savory herbs and spices, and just a dash of imagination.
Here’s Mrs. America’s 1950s way to be neighborly: Whip up these crunchy, caramelly Coffee Breakers for your next get-together.
Try the Bisquick dish with an elegant air: Tuna ring! It’s a baked biscuit-like ring that’s served with a cheesy tuna sauce in the center.
This Burger Bundles casserole features big meatballs stuffed with herb-seasoned stuffing mix, then baked in a mushroom soup sauce.
Here is a delicious vintage recipe for a basic beef pot roast — and you know it will be good, because it’s how James Beard would have prepared it back in the ’60s!
These little tamale pies are single-serving meals that have sliced tamales baked into a spiced corn batter. Get the recipe from the ’50s here!
Old-fashioned spice cake – a deliciously flavorful cake – was especially popular in the ’50s. Try making this homemade version and find out why!
Fudge ribbon pie combines peppermint ice cream and a creamy fudge sauce, frozen and then topped with a peppermint meringue.
A glamorous-looking dessert like this chocolate-cherry torte can be the ultimate in party food. And isn’t it great when it tastes every bit as good?
This quick taco bake recipe from the ’90s is easy to prepare, using Bisquick as its base. It needs to be in the oven just 35 minutes before it’s ready to serve.
These delicious raspberry-walnut brownies have a layer of raspberry jam topped with a velvet chocolate glaze, then sprinkled with chocolate-covered walnuts.
Full of veggies, Gilbert’s garden pasta sauce recipe came from a fireman named Gilbert, by way of Hunt’s tomato sauce, back in the ’80s.
Coconut tops this tropical pineapple rum torte filled with layers of cake in between delicious rum filling made with pudding and whipped topping.
This is macaroni and cheese pizza! It’s a scrumptious new version of pizza with a crust made from Kraft macaroni and cheese. Easy to make. Economical, too.
This delicious orange pork tenderloin dinner is easy to make, and gets a wonderful brightness from citrus and a touch of cayenne.
For great snackin’, here’s something lip-smackin’ good. It’s a snap to make these simply scrumptious butterscotch cheesecake bars.
Wholesome, full-flavored dinners like this Chicken macaroni casserole come easy with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, chunk chicken, and pasta.
Here’s a wonderful cake to make for a special occasion. This almond-raspberry cream roll has a whipped cream filling flavored with raspberry.
Try this easy pistachio marble pudding cake recipe. It has extraordinary moistness to go with its extraordinary flavor, thanks to the addition of pudding.
This easy blueberry cheesecake pie is made with the filling on the inside, and the smooth, sweet and creamy cream cheese layer on top.
This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!
Create your own masterpiece today, like these delicious almond macaroon brownies, made with fresh, moist coconut and natural almonds.
In this superb macaroni loaf, the flavor of cheese, piquant snips of pimiento, green pepper and onion all add vigor and zest to a simple everyday dish.