Halloween is a marvelous time of year. The color, the costumes, and of course – the candy! But if you’re like most people, you’re probably left with quite a bit of Halloween candy left over after all of the trick or treaters have gone home. Not to worry! There are plenty of ways for you to repurpose and still enjoy Halloween candy without feeling like it’s past the right time. Our secret? Halloween candy recipes!
Halloween candy pairs perfectly with other sweet ingredients to make decadent desserts and after school treats that are great for enjoying in every season or during every holiday. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make the most of Halloween candy. All it takes is a short trip to your pantry or fridge:
Frozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops
To make this post-Halloween candy treat, halve two bananas crosswise and insert a wooden stick into each piece. Put the bananas and 4 or 5 snack size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer for a couple of hours. Coat the frozen bananas in 6 ounces of melted chocolate and sprinkle with the frozen peanut butter cups (chopped). Freeze on a parchment-lined plate until the chocolate sets. Serve and enjoy!
BONUS BLAIR CANDY TIP: This recipe is also great with crushed up Kit Kats, crushed Whoppers, chopped nuts, M&Ms, Butterfingers, or Heath bars!
SweeTarts Strawberry Shake
In a blender, blend together one pint of strawberry ice cream and a handful (15-16) SweeTarts candies. Add ¾ cup milk and blend until smooth. To thicken the mix, add in fresh strawberries. To thin it out, add more milk. Pour into chilled glasses and serve!
BONUS BLAIR CANDY TIP: This recipe can be used with other candy flavors. For a chocolaty shake, use chocolate ice cream and crushed candy bars or peanut butter cups instead of SweeTarts. For a smooth nutty crunch, use peanut butter cups and vanilla ice cream. It’s as easy as ice cream, candy, milk, and blend!
Halloween Candy Popcorn Snack Mix
Combine together 4 cups popped popcorn with 1 cup toasted, unsalted pecan halves and 1 ½ cups of M&M candies. Serve and enjoy!
BONUS BLAIR CANDY TIP: This recipe can be customized with a variety of ingredients – it’s all up to your unique tastes! Try adding cut up Twizzlers or Junior Mints instead of M&Ms, using caramel corn instead of regular popcorn, or adding almonds instead of pecans!
What are your favorite ways to enjoy leftover Halloween candy? Contact us with your ideas!