Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween 2018 is in the books and I don’t know about you, but we’ve got a serious amount of candy. While we love us some mini snickers, sometimes we like to mix things up a bit. Here are a few recipes for you when you’re tired of eating all that candy in it’s original form!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake:
32 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
8 peanut butter cup candies

1 1/2 package graham crackers, crushed
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar

To Prepare:

Crust: Mix all ingredients and pat into a 10″ spring form pan.

Cake: Chop peanut butter cups. Cream the cheese until light. Add sugar and beat some more. Add eggs, one at a time and beat after each. Mix in cream, vanilla and cornstarch. Stir in candy. Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or so until outside edge is firm and middle is still soft. When the cake comes out of the oven run a knife around the edge. Cool for several hours then top with melted chocolate.

Butterfinger Cake:
1 angel food cake, crumbled
1/2 cup butter
4 egg yolks
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
16 ounces Cool Whip, thawed slightly
8 large Butterfinger candy bars

To Prepare:

Freeze candy bars in wrappers for at least two hours. Crush bars (while in wrappers) using a rolling pin. Cream butter, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla and add Cool Whip.

In a 9 x 13 inch pan layer half of the angel food cake; a layer of half of the Cool Whip mixture; then a layer of half of the crushed candy bars; repeat.

Candy Cupcakes:
Use 3 Musketeers and Milky Way bars in chocolate cupcakes. Freeze mini candy bars and make cupcakes as usual, any recipe. Place a frozen bar in the middle of each cupcake just before baking. That way, the candy melts but doesn’t really blend into the rest of the cupcake batter

Other quick and easy tips:

Add chopped-up candy bars to brownies in place of chocolate chips.
Make a trail mix with chocolate-coated candies, raisins, peanuts and any soft chewy candy.
Layer prepared instant pudding with candy to make a pudding and candy parfait.
Send it to the Troops
Participate in a Candy Buy Back and get it out of the house completely!

Do you have a recipe that includes leftover Halloween Candy? How do you keep that candy from hanging around until Easter?

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