Happy Halloween! Aren’t my little trick-or-treaters adorable? I get so excited as the kids paw through their candy after trick-or-treating. Our rule is that they can have one piece per day — though they typically start forgetting after about 10-14 days. So after the candy is forgotten, I’m left with a pile of booty to experiment with. I’m one of those folks that does not like to waste, so naturally there is something I can make with all the leftover candy.
Here’s a list I’ve compiled over the years…some tried and true favorites and some new ones too. Feel free to add your “use up the candy” recipes in the comments section.
Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies
Maybe it’s a midwest thing, but those snack size packages of Oreos are everywhere! This brownie is the perfect “house” for the orange mini-cookies!
Nutter Butterfinger Bars
Let me be clear about my love for Butterfingers: it’s a miracle that these bars have ever been made. I eat Butterfingers like I drink water…a lot. It’s rare there are enough leftover to make these gems, but they’re worth it.
Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies
Yum, yum, yum…made in a muffin top pan these cookies are genius. Cookie + cheesecake + caramel + snickers = AMAZING.
Extreme Toasted Marshmallow Candy Bar Rice Crispy Treats (Snickers, Twix)
A kicked-up crispy treat is never a bad thing. I’ve used these as a vehicle for all sorts of candy — even a mishmash of leftover bars. This is one of the kids’ favorites.
Tootsie Roll Fudge
I do not like tootsie rolls but I do like them in fudge form! A great way to transform one of the most blah candies out there…
Nestle Crunch Snowballs You can roll these over right onto your holiday cookie tray!
Hershey Bar Brownies
Use any kind of Hershey bar for these, or a mix of several!
Milky Way Ice Cream
This is new to the list and I haven’t tried it yet, but how could it be bad?
Stained Glass Cookie Pops
One of the most beautiful ways to use up Life Savers ever. The kids love choosing which color goes where…
Oatmeal Caramel Squares with Salted Cashews and M&Ms
Salty sweet with a crunch of oatmeal? You had me at hello.
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