5 Magnificent Ways to Repurpose Your Extra Halloween Candy

Don't even think about letting your hard-earned loot go to waste; instead, bring it into these sweet-as-can-be post-Halloween treats.
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Leftover Halloween Candy Cake

Leftover Halloween Candy Cake

Cake decorated with mini candy bars, rollos, Hershey's kisses M&Ms, sprinkles, Reese's Cups.

Photo by: Jackie Alpers ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jackie Alpers, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

After going doorbell to doorbell in head-to-toe costume, you can bet your kids aren't give up their candy loot for just anything. But there's only so much damage you can do to a never-ending bag of sweets. This year, don't even think about letting your hard-earned loot go to waste; instead, bring it into these sweet-as-can-be post-Halloween treats.

When a surplus of candy calls, make this showstopping  Chocolate Cake Decorated with Halloween Candy (pictured above). The amount of candy you'll need depends on the size of your cake, but, for reference, it takes about 4 cups of candy to cover a two-layer 8-inch round cake.

Photo by: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Jackie Alpers, Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Just as peppermint bark is a chocolate lover's dream over the holidays, candy bark is the way to go on Halloween. For Spooky Chocolate Bark, pour melted chocolate onto a sheet tray, load it up with your beloved candy leftovers and let it cool completely so you can break it into pieces.

Brownies are crazy-good on their own, but Ree Drummond's invention ups the ante. In her  Crazy Brownies, candy-coated chocolates, chocolate-covered candies and peanut butter cups are folded into the batter for one jam-packed brownie creation.



Food Network Kitchens Chocolate Candy Pie

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

With a chocolatey crust and a creamy filling, Food Network Kitchen's  Chocolate Candy Pie puts chocolate-covered candies to use in the best way possible. You will cast aside any no-more-sweets resolutions you may have after Halloween after one look at this pie.

If you went hard on candy corn this year and bought bag after bag, rest assured that your extras will not go to waste. Ree forms these sweet tricolored morsels into  Candy Corn Popcorn Balls that are crunchy and sweet.

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