Tired Of Eating All That Leftover Halloween Candy? Add Them To Baked Goods.

Yes, the season of the witch has come to a close. Halloween has come and gone this year, and now we are left with, well, a giant pile of leftover candy. And though that giant bowl of leftover Snickers and Reese's may seem like the perfect accompaniment to a lazy fall movie binge, even those with a prominent sweet tooth may find themselves a bit threadbare at the thought of bingeing all of that Halloween candy on its own.


But what if there was another way through your leftover candy than, well, through? As it turns out, that stash of sweets might just be the perfect addition to your next baking project. From candy bark to brownies, cookies, and even some Thanksgiving-themed treats, there is a whole world of baking projects to explore. Adding leftover candy to baked goods can enhance these recipes all while extending your Halloween spirit, even if for a little while.

Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes galore

Probably the easiest way to get used to your Halloween candy is to add a mix of your treats to candy bark. With a base of chocolate of your choosing, you can add a hodgepodge of various sweets on top to create a delicious and eclectic candy-covered chocolate bark


But of course, that's not your only option. Any baked good that incorporates chocolate chips or is topped with sprinkles is the perfect candidate for using up leftover Halloween treats. You can easily swap the sprinkles in this Jazzed-Up Rice Krispie Treat Recipe for candy corn or cut-up candy bars, and chocolatey candies can replace the chocolate chips in your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Peanut butter blossom cookies are normally topped with Hershey's Kisses, but miniature Reese's cups would provide an even stronger peanut butter punch.

Another good base for leftover candy is a classic fudgy brownie. Simply sprinkle a mix of Halloween candies on top of your brownies before baking to create an eclectic treat. But brownies can be topped with a variety of Halloween candies, not just the chocolatey ones. Adventurous home bakers might try adding gummy candies instead for a spooky twist. Crumbled Oreos, icing, and gummy worms can make for delightfully spooky worms in the dirt-style brownie treat. 


Beyond baked goods, candies can also be used as creative toppers for cupcakes and sheet cakes, or as a creative topping for ice cream. There are no limits to how you use your Halloween candy. However, for those who are so over Halloween, you can always incorporate your spooky traits into the next major holiday: Thanksgiving.

Turning Halloween treats into Thanksgiving delights

Of course, if you're already over the Monster Mash, you can always use those Halloween treats as a part of your Thanksgiving crafts. That's right, your Halloween candy can be the perfect supply to create several different Turkey-day projects. Those candy corns, for example, can be used as the feathers of a chocolate-dipped pretzel turkey or alongside icing, miniature Reese's cups, and Oreos to create turkey-shaped toppers for your cupcakes or brownies.


And if you want a fun craft for kids on Thanksgiving day, Reese's cup turkeys or Pilgrim's hats are an easy project for kids to enjoy as dinner is being prepared. Then again, you can always use your leftover Snickers in a good old-fashioned Snickers bar pie as an off-kilter Thanksgiving day pie. Or, you could meld the candy bar with the classic pecan pie to make a Snickers pecan pie that will surely satisfy even the most urgent sweet tooth. Of course, this is just the start of the possibilities for your leftover Halloween candy. One way or another, we all know that the candy will be eaten, as a turkey, or on its own.