19 Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy AND Celebrate National Candy Day
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19 Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy AND Celebrate National Candy Day

You’ve hung up your Stranger Things costume, put away your fake spider webs and cleaned off your spooky-chic table settings. Now it’s time to take inventory of your leftover candy and use it to make a few epic desserts. It just so happens that National Candy Day falls on November 4 (coincidence?), which is the perfect excuse to partake in one last post-Halloween candy binge. Whether you’re stuck with fun-size chocolate bars or you have candy corn coming out of your ears, there’s a perfect dessert waiting to house all of your sweet treats. Scroll down to find 19 ways you can reuse all of your leftover Halloween candy AND celebrate National Candy Day at the same time.

1. Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake: The one candy you’re bound to have left over after all of your festivities is candy corn. Add them to this moist and chewy cookie cake to make it *even* more delicious and colorful. (via Life Love and Sugar)

2. Candy Bar Pie: Why stick to one type of candy per dessert? Pile them in this cookie pie that’s filled with M&M’s, Reeses and Rolo. (via Crazy for Crust)

3. Candy Corn and White Chocolate Blondies: Candy corn and white chocolate are the peas and carrots of Halloween candy. Pair the two together in a simple blondie for a sugary yellow, orange and white treat. (via Averie Cooks)

4. Caramel Candy-Apple Nachos: Who needs tortilla chips and queso when you have apples and caramel? Pile on crumbled Heath Bar and walnuts over the top of these dessert nachos and instantly ease that sweet tooth. (via Brit + Co)

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars: These crispy candy bars get a surprising crunch from their cereal base. Spread on a creamy chocolate and peanut butter icing and top with whatever chocolate candies you have left over. (via Averie Cooks)

6. Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs: This snack is a comforting hug all right. It’s sweet and salty and uses up the last of your candy corn, Hershey’s Hugs and mini pretzels. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

7. Peanut Butter Candy Bar Fudge: So… you have a variety of candy bar minis and pieces living in the bottom of your Halloween bowl? Mix them all together with classic peanut butter fudge and make your own unique candy concoction. (via Mom on Timeout)

8. Everything Bars: These are called everything bars because they contain everything *but* the kitchen sink. You have a chocolate chip cookie layer, marshmallow and caramel layer and topping of pretzel pieces and M&M’s Minis. YAAAAAAS. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

9. Leftover Halloween Candy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes: You can use up your leftover candy and still produce an elegant and sophisticated dessert. These cheesecakes hide all of the candy on the inside so you can have the best of both worlds. (via Butterlust)

10. Candy Bar Brownie Trifle: Brownies, candy, whipped cream and chocolate pudding. If this sounds like your perfect Friday night, then this trifle needs to be on your weekend menu — ASAP. (via The Kitchen Magpie)

11. Heath Bar Cake: Let’s be honest, Heath Bars probably aren’t the first candy choice of kids, much to the delight of adults. This means that you can whip up this Health Bar cake a few days after Halloween and have it ALL to yourself. (via I Am Baker)

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars: It’s one thing to take a quick break with a Kit Kat. Take your afternoon 15 minutes of peace over the top with these crunchy homemade candy bars that feature the twin chocolate wafer bars. (via Averie Cooks)

13. Loaded Candy Bar Popcorn: What do you get when you mix pretzels, chocolate, marshmallows, M&M’s, Reese’s Minis, caramel and sprinkles with popcorn? The ultimate movie night snack that’s sure to give you a major sugar rush. (via Sugar Dish Me)

14. M&M’s Brownie Batter Dip: Baked goods aren’t the only way to use up your leftover candy. Easily mix together a quick brownie batter dip and incorporate a few of those tiny packs of M&M’s. (via Fake Ginger)

15. Fudgy Milky Way Brownies: Cakey brownie lovers, look away! These brownies are pure fudge, filled with Milky Way pieces and topped with caramel sauce. Sugar coma, engage. (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

16. Overloaded Mars Bar Cake: Don’t be overwhelmed by all of your leftover candy. Save it for someone with an upcoming birthday and treat them to a cake filled with their favorite chocolates. (via The Cookie Writer)

17. Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups: Did you know that a mini Snickers fits perfectly in the center of a mini muffin tin? That makes them a great surprise to fill the center of mini chocolate cookie cups. (via Oh Sweet Basil)

18. No-Bake Twix Chocolate Slice: Not a baker? No problem! These Twix chocolate slices come together in only 15 minutes and don’t require you to touch your oven. (via Sweetest Menu)

19. Twix Cheesecake Bars: Creamy cheesecake + crunchy Twix Bars = dessert supremacy. Drizzle the top with chocolate and caramel right before serving to complete the transformation. (via Domestic Superhero)

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