What to Make with Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Whether you bought more than the trick-or-treaters managed to take, you have children with overflowing bags and an overwhelming fear of high future dentist bills, or you're just somehow super savvy with collecting candy around this time of year, we all know the feeling of being just a little bored with the basic candy bars. This deep into Halloween season, we've all eaten plenty of our favorite candy, but sometimes we just want something new and exciting that would accentuate the taste and enhance the experience of each candy we have come to know and love. All of these recipes are super easy and include staples in everyone's Halloween candy stash. They're also great to have in mind knowing that Thanksgiving is coming up, because you can easily provide the dessert for the whole group if you've got enough candy! Enjoy, and happy trick-or-treating!

Butterfingers rock, but they're just a little crunchier than some of us may like. Who really wants all those bits and pieces stuck in our teeth, anyway? These  Chewy Butterfinger Cookies  take the flossing out of the equation and make the Butterfinger experience exponentially better. 

Butterfingers rock, but they're just a little crunchier than some of us may like. Who really wants all those bits and pieces stuck in our teeth, anyway? These Chewy Butterfinger Cookies take the flossing out of the equation and make the Butterfinger experience exponentially better. 

On the other end of the peanut butter spectrum, Reese's offer chocolate and peanut butter in a delectably smooth and arguably flawless combination. But sometimes we do just want a little crunch in our lives, but the type that won't stick to our teeth. That's exactly what you'll find in these  No-Bake Reese's Krispy Cookies . Plus, they're so easy you don't even have to use an oven. Nothing is better than the smoothness of chocolate peanut butter combined with the perfect crisp of Rice Krispies.

On the other end of the peanut butter spectrum, Reese's offer chocolate and peanut butter in a delectably smooth and arguably flawless combination. But sometimes we do just want a little crunch in our lives, but the type that won't stick to our teeth. That's exactly what you'll find in these No-Bake Reese's Krispy Cookies. Plus, they're so easy you don't even have to use an oven. Nothing is better than the smoothness of chocolate peanut butter combined with the perfect crisp of Rice Krispies.

These copycat  Cosmic Brownies  are not only super colorful and tasty, but they're a homemade version of a favorite processed store-bought dessert! Use all those boring packets of fun-sized m&ms to sparkle up these rich and fudgy brownies and make your candy experience that much better.

These copycat Cosmic Brownies are not only super colorful and tasty, but they're a homemade version of a favorite processed store-bought dessert! Use all those boring packets of fun-sized m&ms to sparkle up these rich and fudgy brownies and make your candy experience that much better.

Everyone loves s'mores, but who really wants to go to the trouble to light a fire and sit outside on a chilly and spooky fall night. You don't have to if you have extra Hershey's kisses laying around. You can make these  S'mores Hershey's Kiss Cookies  and add a fun twist to your favorite s'mores flavor.

Everyone loves s'mores, but who really wants to go to the trouble to light a fire and sit outside on a chilly and spooky fall night. You don't have to if you have extra Hershey's kisses laying around. You can make these S'mores Hershey's Kiss Cookies and add a fun twist to your favorite s'mores flavor.

Possibly my favorite candy hack on the list, this  Skittles Popcorn  involves breaking down each respective color of skittles into a powder in the food processor before fusing it with popcorn to make an incredibly delicious and beautiful popcorn treat. Like kettle corn, but much better and much prettier.

Possibly my favorite candy hack on the list, this Skittles Popcorn involves breaking down each respective color of skittles into a powder in the food processor before fusing it with popcorn to make an incredibly delicious and beautiful popcorn treat. Like kettle corn, but much better and much prettier.

They sort of look like plain old brownies, but they've got Twix bars inside to add a little extra crunch! The best parts of fudgy brownies combine with the silky caramel and crispy cookies of Twix bars in the Halloween stash in this recipe for  Twix Caramel Brownies .

They sort of look like plain old brownies, but they've got Twix bars inside to add a little extra crunch! The best parts of fudgy brownies combine with the silky caramel and crispy cookies of Twix bars in the Halloween stash in this recipe for Twix Caramel Brownies.

Why not end the ongoing debate about how to properly eat a Kit Kat, and just decide that the unanimous best way is in homemade  Kit Kat Fudge . It literally adds an extra layer of dense, rich chocolate around the crispy wafers to make every bite that much more indulgent.

Why not end the ongoing debate about how to properly eat a Kit Kat, and just decide that the unanimous best way is in homemade Kit Kat Fudge. It literally adds an extra layer of dense, rich chocolate around the crispy wafers to make every bite that much more indulgent.

For the parents who are just thrilled Halloween is over, or the college students looking to have a great Halloweekend, you better hope you have extra Starburst laying around so you can make this  Pink Starburst Shot . Because everyone knows pink is by far the best Starburst flavor, and the only thing that could even try to make it a little better is a little alcohol to go along with it. Happy Halloweekend, everyone. 

For the parents who are just thrilled Halloween is over, or the college students looking to have a great Halloweekend, you better hope you have extra Starburst laying around so you can make this Pink Starburst Shot. Because everyone knows pink is by far the best Starburst flavor, and the only thing that could even try to make it a little better is a little alcohol to go along with it. Happy Halloweekend, everyone. 

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