It can be easy to buy more Halloween candy than you need, especially when you find great deals and have coupons to match. Don't let those leftovers go to waste. There are so many great ways to use those leftovers to create delicious treats or beautiful decorations. Whether you make Stuffed Brownie Cups or Fall Snack Mix, you can use up leftover Halloween candy.
1. Stuffed Brownie Cups
Want a quick and simple treat that your family is sure to love? Grab a box of your favorite brownie mix and prepare as directed on the box. Pour the batter into a muffin tin and fill half full. Take a mixture candy bar and shove it into the middle and add a bit more batter to cover the candy bar. Bake according to package directions.
You can also try this Reese's No-Bake Fudge recipe made using leftover Reese's peanut butter cups.
2. Chocolate Purses
Another great use for leftover Halloween candy is to place it inside puff pastry. All you need to do is cut puff pastry into squares and add chocolate candy to the center. Brush the edges with water, pull up the sides, and crimp together at the top. Brush with beaten egg white and dust with coarse sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
3. Fall Snack Mix
If you have things like candy corn and chocolate candy pieces left over, mix them together with boxes of caramel corn that has candied nuts. This makes a festive and delicious fall snack mix that everyone is sure to love. You can use whatever candy you like. You can also use plain popcorn, if you prefer.
4. Thanksgiving Cookies
Another great use for leftover candy corn is to make Thanksgiving cookies. Bake a batch of sugar cookies and let the kids use frosting and candy corn to decorate the cookies to look like turkeys. It's a great way to keep kids busy while you work on the big feast.
Last, but not least, you can also pour candy corn into a large hurricane vase and add a large white candle. As the candle burns down and hits the candy corn, it will add a heavenly scent to the room. You can also fill glass canisters with candy corn or leftover M&Ms to create pretty decorations for a buffet table this Thanksgiving.
There are so many yummy ways to use leftover Halloween candy. There are also ways to use leftover candy to decorate your home. You may even want to grab a few extra bags on clearance after Halloween to make even more of these yummy treats.