You’ve probably switched from Halloween mode to Thanksgiving mode by now, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still reaping the benefits from the spookiest day of the year. Whether you got plenty of trick-or-treaters or only had a few passing through, you still probably have a good amount of Halloween candy leftover. Whether you’ve been gradually indulging in the fun-sized candy, or are looking for a creative way to use up the rest of your stash of sweets, here are some fun, delicious ways to use the rest of your Halloween candy (if you haven’t polished it off by now!). Read on to learn 5 baking ideas using leftover halloween candy
Candy Bar Brownies
This simple upgrade to a traditional brownie recipe is a resourceful, delicious way to use up some of your leftover chocolate. Add a full layer of brownie batter to an oiled baking dish, then top with fun-size candy bars. Softer candy bars, like Milky Ways, Mounds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Crunch bars melt nicely. If you’d like a little crunch in your brownie, use Twix bars, Snickers or Kit-Kats for a textured brownie.
Halloween Muddy Buddy Mix
Want to use up the rest of your candy corn and candy pumpkin stash? Buy or make Muddy Buddies from scratch, then stir in the Halloween candy of your choice. It’s a perfect snack for picking at or a festive dessert to bring to upcoming fall parties.
S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats
If you have a surplus of Hershey’s candy bars, create this fun twist on a camping favorite. Make or buy Rice Krispie treats, then mix up a unique frosting by hand using butter, confectioners’ sugar and marshmallow creme. After applying the frosting, add a layer of crushed graham crackers, then top each treat with a miniature Hershey’s bar.
Malted Milk Ball Cookies
Leftover malted milk balls might make for a delicious snack on their own, but when chopped and added to cookie dough, they might be even tastier. Make a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, but hold the chocolate chips and and add chopped Whoppers to the dough. You can do the same when baking peanut butter, double chocolate, oatmeal or even sugar cookies.
Make some chocolate bark topped with candy and pretzels for a sweet and salty snack. It’s a simple dessert to make that doesn’t even require you to turn on the oven. You’ll need to melt down some chocolate, pour it over a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and add all the sweet and salty toppings you’d like. Particularly tasty options include M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, crushed Heath Bars and sliced Rolos.