21 Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes That Will Ensure None Of Your Spooky Treats Go To Waste
As much as it pains me to admit this, there's only so much candy a human being can consume. While sugar lovers' favorite time of year is quickly approaching — Halloween, of course — the days that follow the holiday can be particularly difficult for folks who have a sweet tooth — like me, for instance. There is a fine line between savoring ever last morsel of your leftover Trick-or-Treat sweets and having a terrible stomach ache. One of two things will happen in the days after Halloween: You will either keep munching on the remaining candy until you hit the bottom of the barrel, which will inevitably contain only your least favorite candies, or they will get stale and you will be forced to admit defeat and toss them in the trash. To avoid this, you can look to your crafty side to find recipes that use leftover Halloween candy so you can repurpose those tasty treats. Those sad leftover candies don't have to go to waste. As it turns out, stale candy still tastes delicious when it's baked into cookies, cakes, and other tasty post-Halloween treats.
I can't even pretend that these recipes are somehow healthier than the candy that goes into them, but repurposing your leftover Halloween candy makes it so much easier to pawn off on others if you really need to just get it out of your house. Bringing, say, banana bread Kit Kat muffins into the office is bound to go over much better than offering up a sad bowl of old candy remnants. Who am I kidding? These 21 recipes to use up leftover Halloween candy are so irresistible, they may not end up leaving your house after all.
1. Caramel Snickers Cheesecake Bars
Ugh, just look at that caramel drizzle on these Snickers cheesecake bars by Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I'm drooling.
2. Banana Bread Kit Kat Muffins
OK, so if Damn Delicious calls these banana Kit Kat muffins, does that make it acceptable to eat them for breakfast? Probably.
3. Gummy Bear Sangria
This recipe from My Name Is Yeh is a bit off the beaten path — in the best way possible, though, because it involves wine. Candy + Wine = You can't go wrong.
4. Butterfinger Bars
5. No-Bake Deep-Dish Snickers Pie
I would have been sold on this even if it was just called "Snickers Pie." But deep-dish?! Need I even say more? And no-bake means it's super easy. Well done, Averie Cooks, well done.
6. Peanut Butter Kit-Kat Ice Cream Sandwiches
7. Rolo Stuffed Monkey Bread
Just when you thought monkey bread couldn't be improved, Something Swanky went and put Rolos in it. Checkmate.
8. Red Velvet Milky Way Brownies
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen's addition of Milky Ways to this already delicious red velvet bars recipe is straight genius.
9. Pumpkin Butterfinger Cake
Looking for yet another way to incorporate pumpkin into your daily life? Inside Bru Crew Life's pumpkin Butterfinger cake might be the move.
10. Rolo Seven Layer Bars
I don't think Averie Cooks' seven layer bars actually have seven layers in them, but either way, they still contain many layers of deliciousness.
11. Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake
Is it overkill to pair this The Little Epicurean malted sheet cake recipe with a malted milkshake? I hope not.
12. Butterfinger Caramel Bars
This Cookies & Cups Butterfinger caramel bars recipe doesn't even require an oven, so you barely even have to be baking proficient to pull off this gooey treat.
13. Nerds Popcorn
The sweet/salty flavor combo of Food Fanatic's Nerds popcorn makes this like a souped up (and more colorful) version of kettle corn. Yum.
14. Easy Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Fudge
Something Swanky's Reese's fudge only requires three ingredients. Three. And one of them is the Reese's peanut butter cups that you probably acquired a million of during Halloween. So easy.
15. Confetti Ice Cream Fudge Pie
How Sweet Eats is giving us all another excuse to eat festive ice cream this fall. I'm sold.
16. Monster Whoopie Pies
OK, these monster whoopie pies from Cup of Cakes are super cute and a great way of using up Junior Mints, M&Ms, marshmallows, and Starbursts. What a way to multitask.
17. Reese's Granola Bars
Mom On Timeout's homemade Reese's granola bars are the perfect no-bake grab-and-go treats.
18. Malted Milk Ball Cookies
This malted milk ball cookies recipe is such a fun and subtle twist on a typical chocolate chip cookie recipe. Deliciously Yum swears that it's a fan favorite, even for those that aren't typically on the malted milk ball bandwagon.
19. M&M Nutella Popcorn
This Nutella popcorn recipe from Inside Brew Crew Life only has a handful of ingredients, and you'll want to be eating it by the handful too.
20. Ultimate Reese's Cheesecake Brownies
Brownies, cheesecake, and Reese's all in one bar?! Bless you, Inside Bru Crew Life.
21. Candy Corn & White Chocolate Blondies
These candy corn blondies from Averie Cooks just scream "fall." So fun. So festive. So yummy.
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