The day after Halloween, you will probably have a big pile of Halloween candies that you didn’t give out to trick-or-treaters, and you might have another pile that your kids collected while they were out. There is usually a lot of variety in Halloween candies, but they can still get boring after a while. Fortunately, if you look at them as ingredients that you can work with instead of just pieces of candy, there are a lot of options for to put them to good use. Some recipes transform them, while other recipes repackage them with a few other flavors for something more exciting than your average candy bar.
Halloween Candy Lava Cakes are absolutely irresistible, transforming mini chocolate bars into a gourmet chocolate dessert with a molten center. They’re easier to make than you might think, and the caramel and nougat centers that are common in bars like Snickers and Milky Ways are a great contrast with the rich chocolate.
Chop up those miniature chocolate bars and bake them into a Halloween Candy Bundt Cake. This brown sugar bundt cake is not too sweet, so sweetness from the mini candy bars really pops and balances the cake well. You can use candy bars that are all the same type, or mix things up with a variety so every slice will be unique.
Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are bite-sized brownies that have a whole peanut butter cup pressed into the center of each one. You won’t realize it is there until you bite in. It’s a peanut butter cup taken over the top with the addition of a lot more chocolate!
You can use any kind of M&Ms to bake a batch of M&M Chocolate Cookies. The hard-shell chocolate candies take the place of chocolate chips in these double chocolate cookies. The shells add a little crunch and some fun colors to the cookies. And if you have Halloween-colored M&Ms, your cookies will look even more festive.
The final use for leftover Halloween candy is the easiest of all: turn it into a batch of Halloween Candy Ice Cream. Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream and easy Vanilla Ice Cream are both good bases. Simply chop up the candies of your choice into very small pieces and stir them in to the softened ice cream. A candy that has a lot of nuts will add great texture, and salty-sweet Butterfingers are easy to chop up and really add a lot of flavor to the ice cream.