If you somehow find yourself with an overwhelming amount of Halloween candy this year, don’t fret! Instead of picking at it until the new year or simply tossing it, you can turn your excess into an amazing dessert to share. Here, eight delicious ways to turn that Halloween candy into something even more delicious.
Not only is this chocolate bark pretty to look at, but it also uses candy corn, everyone’s love it or hate it seasonal treat (correct answer: LOVE IT!), paired with salty pretzels. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty that is highly addictive. Get the recipe on Brown Eyed Baker.
Call something “witches brew” and I’m instantly on board. These brownies add a fun twist to boxed brownie mix and make your leftover candy magically disappear. The real winner here is edible eyes, if you can get your hands on some. Get the recipe on Home. Made. Interest.
Make the ideal mix of sweet and salty in this easy recipe from Pumpkin ‘n Spice. Peanut butter, honey, and whatever candy you have on hand makes for a tasty, fun and indulgent snack. Get the recipes on Pumpkin ‘n Spice.
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If you have hard candy leftover and really want to impress, give these fun cookies a try. It isn’t a quick task, but the results will impress any kid. Get the recipe on Tasty.
I can’t think of anything more fun than topping your favorite cake with a ridiculous amount of candy. Add a cute pumpkin face and it’s almost too cute to eat. Get the recipe on Cookies & Cups.
This one is very different and just for the adults, as the leftover gummy bears are soaked in vodka for an extra punch. Really, you can use any gummy candy you have on hand. Get the recipe on My Name is Yeh.
Bonus: If you have hard candy to spare and want to liven up the party some more, check out these jolly rancher shot glasses by Princess Pinky Girl.
This beautiful recipe uses three cups of chopped up leftover candy in a delicious and creative way. It also includes the recipe for The Kitchen Magpie’s best brownies ever. Candy, brownies, and whipped cream? You can’t go wrong. Get the recipe on The Kitchen Magpie.
Turn a boring vanilla boxed cake into a fun candy-filled dessert that everyone will love. Bottle Caps and Sprees even work well in this recipe. Get the recipe on Easybaked.
If baking is not your thing, consider donating your candy through a candy buy-back program!
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Macaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.