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11 Dessert Recipes You Can Make With That Leftover Halloween Candy

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It's that time again. The jack-o-lanterns are rotting, Jimmy Kimmel's dumb “I stole all your candy” video is out, and drug stores are filling their bargain bins with highly discounted chocolate. Halloween is officially over.

If you're hoarding a bucket full of leftover trick-or-treat candy (or you've been picking through a child's stash; I don't judge), it might be time to try a fun new dessert recipe. Here are 11 cupcakes and cookies that you can make with mini candy bars!

1. Salted Caramel PayDay Cupcakes.


Everyone knows that PayDay is one of the lamest candy bars in the world (second just to Almond Joy, if you ask me), and no one deserves to eat them plain. These cupcakes, however, look amazing. I'm down with any candy that involves peanuts.

2. 100 Grand Cupcakes.

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How cute are these? These are a great recipe for people who just try to skip past the cake part as quickly as possible to get to the icing. Besides, I just love a cupcake that looks sticky.

3. Butterfinger Cupcakes.


Butterfingers are another example of a candy that's better as an ingredient in a dessert than it is on its own. I love the little garnish of crumble on top.

4. Snickers Cupcakes.


Did you ever know that you're my hero? And everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

5. Candy Bar Crusher Cookies.


These look like my ideal cookies. Like, to the point where I'm taking a screencap of the recipe so I can buy the ingredients on the way home from work. These cookies are speaking to me on a spiritual level.

6. Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Yes. Absolutely. Yes, yes, yes. A thousand times yes.

7. Heath Bar Cookies.


Who even wants Heath bars on their own? If you had the misfortune of ending up with some of them in your jack-o-lantern bucket, the least you can do is turn them into these beautiful, beautiful cookies. You owe it to yourself.

8. One Bowl Candy Bar Blondies.


Blondies usually don't do it for me the way that brownies do, but these look like a dessert I want to be friends with. I want to form a personal relationship with these KitKat blondies.

9. Cookie Candy Bars.


How cute are these? They're like a mosaic of candy. They're like a work of art.

10. Twix Caramel Brownies.


Oh, sorry. I've just been sitting here for ten minutes, drooling all over myself, forgetting I was in the middle of writing something. I wanna take a romantic bath with these brownies.

11. Sweet & Salty Potato Chip Toffee Cookies.


While I'm a firm believer that potato chips should never be passed out as a substitute for Halloween candy, I'm really okay with this recipe. Salty and sweet forever.

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