Leftover Halloween Candy? Make These Quick Desserts
You know how it goes. You buy Halloween candy thinking you're going to have 100 trick-or-treaters and you end up with 20. But there's light at the end of the Halloween candy bowl. These quick dessert recipes feature some of the most popular treats behind front doors on Halloween. And they will make you want to have leftover candy every year!
1. Candy-Coated Caramel Apples
It wouldn't be fall without caramel apples. Use leftover Halloween candy to decorate your apples and give as gifts to the neighbors. Or eat all yourself, either way. This recipe from Boulder Locavore will give you the perfect candy-coated caramel apples!
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes
These cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate peanut butter and chocolate, Halloween's favorite couple. You'll be lucky if you can get the peanut butter frosting onto the cupcakes without eating it all with a spoon. You can make these cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake from scratch or from a cake mix.
3. Three-Ingredient Snickers Fudge
What's better than a three-ingredient dessert? A three-ingredient dessert with Snickers. This fudge recipe from Cupcake Diaries is perfect for a holiday party or a regular Monday night.
4. Butterfinger Popcorn
Crunchy Butterfingers were meant to be cut up into chunks and tossed with popcorn. Adding marshmallows, peanut butter, and a chocolate drizzle makes this pretty much the greatest popcorn treat you will ever eat. The texture combo in this popcorn recipe from Like Mother Like Daughter is the ultimate win.
5. Malted Milk Chocolate Pot de Creme
Need an idea for all those malt ball candies? Malted milk balls are the heart and soul of this recipe from Sweet Recipeas and probably as popular as they'll ever be. This dessert is a smooth and creamy chocolate custard with a malted milk ball surprise inside.
6. Salted Caramel Twix Brownies
Having a bad day? Make these brownies from Sweet Peas and Saffron. The combination of salty and sweet in this dessert is enough to turn that frown upside down. This recipe includes a secret to making the chewiest and fudgiest brownies!
7. Halloween Stash Devil's Food Cookies
Have more Halloween candy than you know what to do with? The answer to all your problems lies in this cookie recipe from Frugal Foodie Mama. You'll see the bottom of the candy bowl in no time!
8. Almond Joy Cupcakes
You know that guy who gives trick-or-treaters extra candy if they give up their Almond Joys? I'm pretty sure he'll use some of those candy bars for this cupcake recipe from Your Cup of Cake when he sees it! Who needs the candy bar when you've got this cupcake?
9. Gluten-Free Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownie Bars
It's a brownie, it's cheesecake, it's a candy bar, and it's heaven. And these layers of goodness from Fearless Dining are all gluten free. Yes, even the Butterfingers!
10. Ultimate M&M's Krispy Treats
Peanut butter and chocolate never tasted so good together. Rice cereal treats were meant to be topped with M&M's. These treats from Cupcake Diaries can be made with homemade or store-bought rice cereal treats.
11. Chocolate Reese's Cookies
It's a double dose of peanut butter in these fantastic cookies. Reese's pieces and peanut butter cup candies are the stars of this chocolate cookie show from Inside Brucrew Life. These cookies are easy to make with the help of a cake mix!