Before we dive into desserts you can make with Halloween candy, it is time to give credit where credit is due — trick-or-treating. One thing that Halloween-obsessed people know to be true is that trick-or-treating never gets old. What's that, you say? You are a twentysomething standing at a stranger's door next to six-year-old Buzz Lightyear and four-year-old Elsa? Worry not! Just pretend like your little sister is too sick to trick-or-treat, and you are going for her. They will be none the wiser.
OK, so I don't really recommend you go door-to-door and steal candy from children — but, if you want to buy a jumbo family-size bag of candy and eat it all by yourself this Halloween? I fully support your decision. Then again, sometimes you get halfway through that bag and realize, "WELP, this was a terrible idea. I'm sick of eating this candy by itself. I need a new way to satisfy my sweet tooth." I see your dilemma, and I am raising you these 20 desserts to make using your Halloween candy... because we elves have to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. Ready for one super sweet Halloween? Yeah, I bet you are.
1. Candy Corn And White Chocolate Blondies
These blondies from Averie Cooks will satisfy your simultaneous need for candy and cookies.
2. Candy Corn And M&M Fudge Brownies
Candy corn and M&Ms somehow play well together with brownies in this recipe from Inside BruCrew Life.
3. Peanut Butter, White Chocolate, And Kit Kat cookies
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen's cookies combine the best things in life.
4. Reese's Muddy Buddies
Mom on Time Out's muddy buddies are perfect for munching on during a movie marathon.
5. Reese's Frankenstein Cupcakes
These monster cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake are as delicious as they are adorable.
6. Pudding-Filled Gummy Worm Cupcakes
These pudding-filled cupcakes from Inside BruCru Life are like a grown-up (and portable!) version of the kiddie "dirt cup" dessert.
7. Kit Kat And Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Is there any combination more classic than peanut butter and chocolate? This treat from Inside BruCru Life takes it to the next level... with ice cream. *drools*
8. Candy Corn Cupcakes
These candy corn cupcakes from Damn Delicious almost look too pretty to eat. ALMOST.
9. This Halloween Candy Cake
Mother of pearl, this Halloween cake from Cookies and Cups looks like a diabetic coma waiting to happen.
10. Starburst Cookies
Take a break from the chocolate with these fruity cookies from Ari's Menu.
11. Skittle Sugar Cookie Bark
This cookie bark covered in skittles from Mom on Time Out is like a kaleidoscope of rainbow deliciousness.
12. Reese's Fudge Pie
Reese's fudge pie from Cookies and Cups...*HEAVY BREATHING*
13. Hershey's Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can't go wrong with these classic Hershey's Kiss cookies from Something Swanky.
14. Hershey's Pretzel Hugs
These pretzel hugs from Cookies and Cups are just that... a hug for your mouth.
15. Gummy Bear Sangria
This gummy bear sangria from My Name is Yeh totally counts as dessert.
16. Rolo Turtles
Rolo pretzel turtles. Sweet, salty, and perfect — you gotta try this recipe from Steamy Kitchen.
17. Laffy Taffy Whoopie Pies
Like the jokes written on the back of them, Laffy Taffy can be kind of hit or miss. They shine in these cute little whoopie pies from Your Cup of Cake.
18. M&M Cupcakes
M&Ms are the star in these chocolatey cupcakes from Cookies and Cups.
19. M&M Toffee Bark
This toffee bark from Inside BruCrew Life is cute for gifting to friends, or, you know, eating all by yourself.
20. Peanut Butter Nutella Candy Bar Brownie
Nothing to see here... just the world's most beautiful collision of chocolate to ever exist. Head on over to How Sweet It Is to see this one in action.
For more Halloween ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: Averie Cooks; Inside BruCrew Life (4); Confessions of a Cookbook Queen; Mom on Time Out (2); Your Cup of Cake (2); Damn Delicious; Cookies and Cups (3); Ari's Menu; Something Swanky; My Name is Yeh; Steamy Kitchen; How Sweet It Is