Halloween Candy-Packed Treats

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Turn your little ghosts' and goblins' trick-or-treat haul into these outrageous candy-packed desserts.
Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Candy Lovers, Rejoice!

If you purchased more sweets than you could pawn off on lucky trick-or-treaters, or your kids came home with a bag of goodies so full you're sure they must have cleaned out every home on the block, then you'll love our fun recipes that use up your candy bounty.

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Snickers

It's hard to top the much-loved taste of a classic Snickers bar, but we think our cupcake version just might do it. Hungry? Why wait? Dig in today!

Snickers Cupcake

It's your all-time favorite candy bar in cupcake form. This dark chocolate cupcake has salted caramel icing and a surprise in the middle. What's not to love?

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a home run in itself, but add it to a decadent, chewy blondie and it's a grand slam!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Bars

Chunks of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups make this childhood classic the ultimate sweet and salty bite. Be careful not to overbake; these are best when they're super moist and chewy.

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Pretzel M&M's

Just when we thought M&M's couldn't get any better, the folks behind the melt-in-your-mouth candy dropped a pretzel in the center and wowed us all. Add these tasty morsels to rich pralines and you've got an addictive treat your whole family will love.

Pretzel M&M's Pralines

Take a trip down south when you sub Pretzel M&M's for pecans in this sweet and salty treat. Be careful--you can't eat just one.

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Hershey's Miniatures

Whether you're a fan of Mr. Goodbar, Hershey's Krackel, or Hershey's Special Dark, a collection of assorted miniatures ensures a little something for everyone. Choose your favorite to turn into a rich fondue.

Hershey's Miniatures Fruit Fondue

We all have our own best-loved Hershey's miniature. Pick the one you would like to use, or mix them all for a crispy, peanut-filled glaze for dunking your kids' favorite fruits.

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Kit Kat

The mere mention of a Kit Kat bar evokes the need for most folks to start singing the candy's catchy jingle: Gimme a break, gimme a break. Break me off a piece of that KIT KAT BAR! Now translate that song into French and you've got the perfect tune for these pain au chocolat-inspired treats.

Kit Kat Crescents

Break off a piece of this popular candy bar to make sophisticated use of your leftover Halloween haul. Take your kids on a trip to Paris without even leaving the house!

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Butterfinger

Bart Simpson famously warned folks, "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!" But we're certain your kids won't mind if you turn them into these outrageously good thumbprint cookies.

Butterfinger and Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

A little blast in the food processor creates a Butterfinger "powder" to use in both the cookie dough and a quick roll before baking. A dollop of strawberry jam fills the center to create an irresistible treat for both kids and adults. Who said shortbread needs to be stuffy?

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make easy thumbprint cookies with jam.

Britt Kurent
Britt Kurent

Taffy

Is it possible to make multicolored taffy any more fun for the little ones? Only if you turn it into a rainbow ice cream dessert!

Taffy Ice Cream Bomb

This ice cream bomb looks like it fell off of the Candy Land game board! The brightly colored taffy topping has a whimsical interior to match.

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