October 28, 2010

Halloween candy fun

Halloween is only a few days away! I'm sure everyone has been loading up on candy. But what to do when your trick-or-treaters come home with an overload of sweets or you end up with bags of leftover treats? Do not fret, Real Simple comes to the rescue. They have several recipes using leftover candy. I will definitely be trying a few of these!

{All photos and recipes by Real Simple magazine.}

York Miniature Peppermint Patties Brownies


  1. Prepare a 19-ounce box of brownie mix. Spread half the batter in an oiled 8-inch square pan. Top with 16 York Miniatures Peppermint Patties (13.6 grams each), leaving even borders of batter.
  2. Spread the remaining batter on top; bake according to directions. Cool; cut into 16 squares.

Twix Cheesecake Pie


  1. With an electric mixer, beat 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese (at room temperature) with ½ cup sugar and 2 large eggs. Mix in 16 chopped Twix Fun Size Bars (16 grams each; 2 cups total); pour into an 8-inch chocolate cookie piecrust.
  2. Bake at 325ยบ F until set, 40 to 45 minutes; cool. Sprinkle with 6 chopped Twix bars; chill until firm.

Kit Kat-filled Angel Food Cake


  1. Beat ¾ cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff; fold in 5 chopped Kit Kat Snack Size bars (14 grams each; about ¾ cup total).
  2. Halve a 9-ounce angel food cake horizontally. Hollow out each layer slightly. Fill bottom with the cream mixture; replace top. Dust with cocoa powder. Slice; serve with chocolate sauce.

Dulce de Leche Snickers Terrine


  1. Line an 8-by-4 ½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang. Cut 14 Snickers Fun Size Bars in thirds (17 grams each; about 1 ½ cups total); arrange on the bottom of the pan. Top with 2 pints softened dulce de leche ice cream.
  2. Press gently to settle the ice cream; freeze until firm, 6 hours. Invert onto a plate and slice.

Candy Corn and Pretzel Bark
{Hopsy and Grove Gal both made this and it looks delish!}


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang. Spread 8 ounces melted white chocolate in the prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 cup miniature pretzels, ½ cup candy corn, and ⅓ cup dried cranberries.
  2. Chill until firm. Remove from the pan and break into pieces.

Frozen Reese's Banana Pops


  1. Halve 2 bananas crosswise. Insert a wooden stick into each piece; freeze the bananas and 4 Snack Size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (21 grams each) for 2 hours.
  2. Chop the frozen candy. Coat the frozen bananas in 6 ounces melted chocolate; sprinkle with the candy. Freeze on a parchment-lined plate until firm.

There also were recipes for a Sweetarts Milkshake, Twizzlers Popcorn snack mix, Peanut M&Ms and Jelly cookies and Skittles Meringues. All recipes can be found here. Enjoy!


***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

UM! These are AMAZING! Thank you SO SO SO much for sharing! I am totally going to be making some of these as soon as I'm settled in my new home!

Moonlight Serenade said...

everything looks so good! Especially the bark. Thanks for posting all these :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

MMM the banana pops look awesome!

Miss Type-A said...

I really want to make the candy corn bark. I have so much and my fiancee hates it! ;)

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow loving all these recipes. I definitely need to give some of these a try.


Preppy Little Dress said...

That post was DANGEROUS! It should have come with a WARNING, HA! HA!

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