Yeah, Halloweekend is over. Gone are the costumes, the parties and the decorations, but one thing still remains: your candy. You’ve probably eaten twice your weight in it already and have already tried to pawn the rest of it off on your floor mates. Long story short, you need some new ways to use your sugary stockpile. Here are 3 recipes that will help you put those leftover treats to good use.


1. Werewolf Puppy Chow

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1/2 cup peanut butter (more if desired)

12 miniature Hershey bars or 3 large bars

1 box corn Chex cereal

Powdered sugar

Halloween candy (e.g., M&Ms, candy corn)



1. Break up the chocolate in a large bowl.

2. Microwave the chocolate in 30-second intervals until melted.

3. Add the peanut butter into the bowl. Microwave the mixture again until everything is melted.

4. Stir the melted peanut butter and chocolate until well combined.

5. Pour in the whole box of cereal until it is evenly coated.

6. Add powdered sugar and stir, adding more sugar as needed until all the cereal is covered in a fine layer.

7. Mix in the candy of your choice and enjoy.



2. Candy-Stuffed Pancakes

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1 cup buttermilk pancake mix

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup water

Halloween candy (e.g., Reese’s pieces)



1. Stir pancake mix, oil and water together in a large bowl until well-combined.

3. Pour a fist-sized circle of batter into a lightly oiled pan over medium heat.

4. Immediately sprinkle your choice of candy into the circle of batter.

5. Wait until the batter starts bubbling (about 1 minute), then flip the pancake.

6. Wait another minute until the pancake is cooked through, then plate.

7. Repeat until you’re out of batter.



3. Slutty Costume Brownies

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Brownie mix

2 eggs

6 oz butter

1 package cookie dough

Halloween candy (e.g., Rolos, peanut butter cups)



1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Smush the cookie dough into the bottom of a greased 9×9 pan so it is about half an inch thick.

3. Gently press nine of the candies of your choice (in three rows of three) on the cookie dough.

4. Microwave the butter in a large bowl for intervals of 30 seconds, stirring intermittently, until melted.

5. Crack the eggs and add them to the bowl.

6. Add brownie mix, and stir until combined.

7. Pour batter into the top of the pan.

8. Put into the oven and bake until a toothpick will come out of the brownie layer clean (a minimum of 20 mins).


Are you out of candy, but still desperate for more sweet treats? Check out these sugary homemade snacks:

Homemade Lollipops

Cinnamon Pumpkin Salted Caramel Rolls

Sticky Maple Crescent Buns