3 Recipes You Can Try Using Leftover Halloween Candy
Candy can be super fun during Halloween. But come November when all the festivities are over, what do you do with all those wholesale confectionery leftovers? These delicious desserts are great for reusing candy leftovers or showing your friends that you care by making the best Halloween party snacks. Keep the fun spirit of the holiday going with these creative recipes.
- Trash Bark
This dessert is perfect for those times when you and your family are craving for something sweet and salty.
1. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet or dish. Heat the chocolate in a small bowl on low heat. Stir every 30 seconds until it’s completely melted. Spread the chocolate into a prepared dish. Use a spatula or spoon to cover the entire bottom.
2. Spread peanut butter with a drizzle. Then use a toothpick to swirl the peanut butter in the opposite direction. Add chips, pretzels and candy to the top. Let it sit in the fridge for about an hour. Divide into small pieces and serve.
3. The remaining peanut butter can then be stored in the refrigerator.
- Halloween Candy Cake
This might be the most uncomplicated yet fun cake you will ever make in your life! You can use all your leftover Halloween candy and chocolates to make a colorful and festive dessert. This super sweet recipe is sure to be a hit with your kids!
The steps are really quite simple. All you have to do is bake a cake and frost it with orange frosting—you can even use a boxed mix—and then dump all the extra candy you have on top of it. But don’t settle for any store-bought frosting! What makes this recipe so special is that you can make the buttercream frosting on your own by following these steps:
1. Blend butter in a bowl with a stand mixer until smooth. Slowly stir in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix at a moderate speed until everything is well combined.
2. You can add heavy cream one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
- Candy Fudge Bars
Are you tired of simply eating candy right out of the bag? Here’s what you can do: turn it into fudge!
1. Reserve 2 tablespoons butter, and using an electric mixer, beat the rest of the margarine or butter in a large bowl for about 30 seconds at medium speed. Mix in brown sugar, then add in the eggs, a teaspoon of salt, and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until everything is well combined.
2. Combine the reserved butter or margarine, sweetened condensed milk, and the chocolate pieces in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir occasionally. Heat on low heat until all the chocolate is melted. Take off heat and mix in two teaspoons of vanilla.
3. Two-thirds of your oat mixture should be pressed into the bottom of a 9×9 inch baking pan. Spread 3/4 of the chocolate mixture on top. The remaining 1/4 can be added if desired or saved for later. Use your fingers to drizzle the remaining oat mixture on top of the chocolate. Sprinkle the candy on top by cutting it into small pieces.
4. Bake for 15 minutes in a 350° oven, or until the top is lightly browned. The chocolate mixture will still look moist.