Decadent Desserts with Leftover Candy

Instead of hauling all of your leftover Halloween candy to the office or hiding it in a drawer, transform it into amazing treats.

  • Candy Corn Fudge
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Candy Corn Fudge

    Candy corn finds a new home inside this melt-in-your-mouth fudge recipe. An optional drizzle of white and semisweet chocolate adds an easy decoration. Swirl and serve!

  • Almond Joy Brownies
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Almond Joy Brownies

    Almond Joy candies take a swan dive into a rich chocolate batter to make these swoon-worthy afternoon treats. Pin this recipe for when you have leftover candy at the end of the month.

  • Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies are twice as nice when you use both milk chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chunks.

  • Chocolate-Toffee Puffs
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Chocolate-Toffee Puffs

    Crushed chocolate-covered toffee bars add both rich flavor and a little crunch to chocolate meringue cookies.
  • Toffee Crunch Cake
    James Carrier

    Toffee Crunch Cake

    Dazzle your guests with a double-layer chocolate cake covered in a creamy caramel-toffee frosting and topped with chopped almonds.
  • Chocolate and Malt Pudding
    Randy Mayor

    Chocolate and Malt Pudding

    A basic chocolate pudding becomes a bowl of fun when you stir in malted milk powder and chocolate chips, and top with chopped malted milk ball candies–better known as Whoppers.
  • Caramel Brownies
    Christina Schmidhofer

    Caramel Brownies

    Top brownie batter with caramel squares and get rich, fudgy brownies with ooey-gooey caramel in the centers.
  • Trash Mix

    Trash Mix

    Create the ultimate salty-sweet combo with little pretzel pieces, gummy worms, chocolate-covered candy pieces, and candy corn. Stir in a mixture of dried fruits and banana chips for snack that your kids will love.
  • Heavenly Candy Bar Cake

    Candy Bar Cake

    Steal a few mini Milky Way bars from your child's Halloween sack and use them in the batter of this chocolate-frosted three-layer cake.
  • Chocolate Candy Corn Truffles
    Annabelle Breakey

    Chocolate Candy Corn Truffles

    Instead of shaping the chocolate mixture into balls for truffles, scrape it into a pan, let cool, and cut into squares. Then roll the squares in cocoa and top with candy corn. You could also top the truffles with any other small soft Halloween candies.
  • Heavenly Candy Bar Cupcakes

    Heavenly Candy Bar Cupcakes

    Melt your extra mini candy bars for the chocolate cupcake batter, and top the frosted cakes with candy corn or chopped candy bars.
  • Milky Way Pudding
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Milky Way Pudding

    This yummy pudding gets a double dose of smooth Milky Way candy; the chopped bars are both on the top of the finished dessert and hiding tucked away inside the creamy confection. Use leftover candy bars, or pick up a bag at the store.

  • Candy Cake
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Candy Cake

    Use your favorite leftover candy to make this tasty cake. A bittersweet chocolate icing drizzle brings out the sweet chocolate crunch tucked into the Bundt cake.

  • Snickers Cheesecake
    Photo: Kate Sears

    Snickers Cheesecake

    This layered dessert recipe starts with an Oreo crust, then a layer of chopped Snickers, then cheesecake batter and, finally, caramel sauce and peanuts. Creamy, sweet, and with a crunchy crust, this cheesecake is a dream dessert.

  • Candy Brownies
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

    Candy Brownies

    These brownies literally get better with every item you toss on them. Pretzels? Sure! Leftover candy? Of course! Nuts? Why not?

  • Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites

    If Twizzlers make you think of lazy childhood afternoons and fun nights at the movies, then this recipe is a must-make for you. Upgrade the classic strawberry sweet with a decadant chocolate drizzle tonight.


  • Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars

    Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars

    Experience sheer delight when you bite into a chewy pecan bar with a decadent buttery crust and a gooey caramel topping.
  • Candy Corn and M&M's Chewy Crispy Bars
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles

    Candy Corn and M&M's Chewy Crispy Bars

    Your sweet tooth will be in heaven after just one bite of these homemade chewy bars. Enjoy the salty sweet combination of these Halloween candy inspired treats.
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