By: Gabrielle Muniz
Candy…candy everywhere. After all of the trick-or-treating, dressing up, and partying, what can you do with all of that leftover candy? Here are 8 versatile recipe ideas to make sure that your Halloween candy doesn’t go to waste!
1. Cookie Pizza
Cookie pizza is something that I make every year for my little cousins on Halloween. It’s so much fun to personalize your cookie slices with your favorite types of candy. Usually, I use a chocolate chip cookie “crust” and chocolate frosting for the “sauce.” Then, I put Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and M&Ms on top. Just take your favorite cookie and put everything you love on top. You can’t go wrong.
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2. Candy-Stuffed Cookies
There’s nothing like biting into a cookie and finding a delicious surprise in the center. With this recipe, you get a chocolate cookie with a caramel filling. You can put any type of candy in the center of the cookie for it to be delicious. However, you have to try the melty, gooey, caramel goodness of Rolo candy in a chocolate cookie. It’s incomparable.
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3. Popcorn Cake
I have used this recipe for years because it is the perfect dessert or snack for a fun occasion. Everybody loves popcorn as a snack, but when you put marshmallows and M&Ms all over it, it’s even better! You can make it in a Bundt pan to cut it like a cake, but I love mixing it into a bowl and just digging in. Trust me: the mixture of buttery, salty, and sweet is amazing.
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4. Marshmallow Treats
Seriously, a good marshmallow treat is just what you need after a long day. They are really easy to make and they go great with candy. I used to eat Rice Krispie Treats religiously as a kid, but they’re even better when they’re homemade. I like using Cocoa Krispies as a cereal base to give a stronger chocolate flavor. That’s why this recipe is amazing for a Halloween treat.
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5. Dump Cake
It’s just as easy as it sounds: you dump a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and make a cake. It’s really a cobbler-like cake, but you still get to put plenty of goodies into it. This recipe is especially good if you’re not much for a long and complicated recipe. What’s better than dumping all of your favorite Halloween candies into one delicious cake?
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6. Chocolate Bark
If you’ve never had chocolate bark before, it is a simple and delicious treat. All you have to do is melt chocolate and spread it onto a cookie sheet. Cover it with all of that leftover candy, let it harden, and then break it into pieces. It’s basically a big candy bar that you get to make yourself. You’ll be satisfying your sweet tooth before you know it. Try putting a variety of Halloween candies on top!
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7. Cheesecake Dip
We all know that the cheesecake craze is real because there are videos and recipes all over the internet on how to make all types of them. Unless you go with a no-bake cheesecake, it can take hours for a freshly baked cake to set. Use this recipe as a springboard to mix your Halloween candy with the irresistible flavor of cheesecake.
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8. Magic Bars
These bars are definitely magical. With endless variations to choose from, magic bars are known for their diversity. Traditionally, they have a graham cracker crumb base that is softened with butter and condensed milk. Then, you layer your favorite toppings. I usually add marshmallows, chocolate chips, and M&Ms, but here is a recipe for all of the candy corn lovers out there. It’s time to take sweetness to a whole new level.
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