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18 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

Have Halloween candy left over from this year's trick-or-treating? Use up extra candy bars, peanut butter cups, candy corn, chocolate and more of your Halloween stash in these sweet recipes.

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Ultimate Candy Bar CookiesTaste of Home

Ultimate Candy Bar Cookies

Recipe uses: 7 Butterfinger candy bars, 27 Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, 27 miniature Snickers candy bars

I created these after Halloween, when I had way too much candy left over. You can make them with any mini chocolate candy, but if you use peanut butter cups, throw them in the freezer just before unwrapping so the chocolate won’t stick to the paper. —Tara John, Plymouth, Minnesota

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Crazy Halloween BlondiesTaste of Home

Crazy Halloween Blondies

Recipe uses: 2/3 cup milk chocolate M&M’s 2/3 cup chopped candy corn

I have a real sweet tooth, so Halloween is my favorite holiday. I came up with these bars for my kids, but I think I like them even more than they do! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Pumpkin Ice Cream PieTaste of Home

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Recipe uses: 3 Heath candy bars

Although it looks like you fussed, this pretty layered pie is easy to assemble with convenient canned pumpkin, store-bought candy bars and a prepared crust. “This make-ahead dessert is delicious any time of year,” reports Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia.

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Magic MacaroonsTaste of Home

Magic Macaroons

Recipe uses: 1/3 cup candy corn
Peanut butter, candy corn and macaroons are three of my favorite things, so I combine them all to make one magical sweet that’s perfect for Halloween. —Jeanette Nelson, Bridgeport, West Virginia

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Butterfinger CookiesTaste of Home

Butterfinger Cookies

Recipe uses: 6 Butterfinger candy bars

These great cookies don’t last long—make a double batch! —Carol Kitchens, Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Candy Bar Brownies

Recipe uses: 4 Snickers bars, 3 plain milk chocolate candy bars
Two kinds of candy bars baked into these brownies make them an extra special treat. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa

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M&M Oat BarsTaste of Home

M&M Oat Bars

Recipe uses: 1 package caramels
1 cup plain M&M’s


These irresistible bars can sweeten any holiday. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota

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Colorful Candy Bar CookiesTaste of Home

Colorful Candy Bar Cookies

Recipe uses: 40 miniature Snickers candy bars

No one will guess these sweet treats with the candy bar center start with store-bought dough. Roll them in colored sugar…or just dip the tops for even faster assembly. Instead of using miniature candy bars, slice regular size Snickers candy bars into 1-inch pieces for the centers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Candy Bar Cheesecake BrowniesTaste of Home

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

Recipe uses: 1-1/2 cups assorted miniature candy bars (about 28)

I came up with these brownies as a way to use up my son’s leftover Halloween candy. You can tint the cream cheese orange for a spooky touch. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grv, Utah

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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Recipe uses: 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M’s

Kids will love these colorful, crunchy bars. They’re a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow crispy treats. And because they’re so easy, older kids could whip up a batch on their own! —Christie Porter, Shipshewana, Indiana

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Candy Bar Apple Salad

Recipe uses: 4 Snickers candy bars

This creamy, sweet salad with crisp apple crunch is a real people-pleaser. It makes a lot, which is good, because it will go fast! —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Peanut Butter Brownie TrifleTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Recipe uses: 2 packages miniature peanut butter cups

This rich, tempting trifle feeds a crowd and features the ever-popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Try this dessert for your next party or potluck. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Recipe uses: 6 Butterfinger candy bars

My boys went through a phase where they loved Butterfingers. We made Butterfinger shakes, muffins, cookies and experimented with different bars; this one was voted the best of the bunch. —Barbara Leighty, Simi Valley, California

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Baby Ruth CookiesTaste of Home

Baby Ruth Cookies

Recipe uses: 2 Baby Ruth candy bars

I love Baby Ruth candy bars and usually have a few on hand, so I decided to put them to good use in my favorite cookie recipe. —Elinor Nield, Soquel, California

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S'mOreosTaste of Home

S'mOreos

Recipe uses: 4 Oreo cookies, 1 milk chocolate candy bar
My son introduced us to this twist on classic s’mores when we were camping. Have a jar of Nutella around? Slather on the inside of the graham cracker halves before you build this one-of-a-kind treat. —Christina Smith, Santa Rosa, California

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Tailgate Toffee BarsTaste of Home

Tailgate Toffee Bars

Recipe uses: 3 Heath candy bars
Make a one-handed grab for this tender cake studded with toffee bits. Victory is extra sweet with a treat this good. — Nicolette Burnett, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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S'mores Crispy BarsTaste of Home

S'mores Crispy Bars

Recipe uses: 2 milk chocolate candy bars
My aunt always brought s’mores-style bars to our family’s summer cottage. Plain or frosted, they’re perfect for eating on the run. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

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Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Recipe uses: 6 Butterfinger candy bars

My boys went through a phase where they loved Butterfingers. We made Butterfinger shakes, muffins, cookies and experimented with different bars; this one was voted the best of the bunch. Make sure you have an extra candy bar on hand because it’s hard to resist a nibble or two while you’re chopping. —Barbara Leighty, Simi Valley, California

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