Halloween is done for another year, but you’ve got lots of candy left over. Here are some sweet makeover ideas for those extra treats.
Even if your Halloween haul was ‘only’ a single, brimming pillowcase, you’ve probably got enough leftover treats to rival Willy Wonka’s factory.
So what should you do with all that leftover candy, short of consuming it all yourself while pushing maximum sugar saturation?
The following creative recipes will incorporate those unopened but not forgotten candies into even more goodness. If you’re going to indulge, you may as well go all-in!
Our recipes range from wicked chocolate medleys, to bright candy-infused drinks for the grown-ups that are still kids at heart.
Check out our tricks to these treats below!
Candy Corn Martini
Not a fan of candy corn? Not many people are.
Vodka and Grand Marnier martinis, infused with candy corn? Why not? After all, the saying does go ‘candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.’ Or something like that.
This adult beverage is ideal for getting rid of that candy corn in an efficient (and fun, and flavourful) way. The recipe is as easy to prepare as saying ‘trick or treat’.
Skittles Rainbow Layer Cake
Four sweet layers of vividly-coloured cake, coated in a vanilla icing and covered in Skittle candy. Is there anything to not like about that sentence?
We can imagine tasting this rainbow would be pretty damn sweet (both literally and figuratively).
Tootsie Roll Shot
That ‘candy is dandy’ mantra really applies to Halloween leftover creations.
The Tootsie Roll is an iconic candy, but has always been an acquired taste, whether it’s due to flavour or the candy’s consistency & chewiness.
Having said that, the Tootsie Roll shot could be an exception – it’s just objectively delicious.
Frosted Snickers Blondies
Arguably the Holy Grail of this list, these Snickers Blondies are the embodiment of comfort food.
Creamy caramel chunks, cloud-lke nougat, and crunchy peanut chocolate bars are folded together, finished with a Vanilla Snickers frosting.
We highly recommend a drool bib for both pre and post-blondies consumption.
Lemon Jelly Belly Milkshake
We’ll be the first to admit it – we’re not fans of jelly beans. They rank very low in the Halloween candy hierarchy, on the same tier as a box o’ raisins, or senior mints.
This Jelly Belly milkshake eliminates those unwanted beans in the most delicious (and potentially sourest) way possible.
Marshmallow & Mars Bar Cupcakes
Just the name alone is enough to sell us. Just look at it – Marshmallow & Mars Bar Cupcakes. That’s beautiful.
These gooey, out-of-this-world Mars treats won’t do your physique any favours, but your taste buds are guaranteed to get a workout.
Shake, rattle, and Rolo!
Shake up your Rolo experience in drink form with this enviable blend of chocolate ice cream and chewy chocolate caramels. While Rolos are superstar in their own right, it’s combo potential with ice cream is Abbott and Costello-good.