5 Ways to Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy (Because You Know You Bought Too Much)

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Transform that leftover Halloween candy into a different sweet.
So, not enough trick-or-treaters came to your house this Halloween and you're stuck with bags and bags of candy, right? This happens to my family every year, and we usually leave it in the pantry until Easter, then replace it with chocolate-covered bunnies and robins' eggs. But how about putting that candy to good use.

Honorable Mention: While it's fun to transform those chocolate bars into a different type of sweet, it's also perfectly fine to stick a few in the freezer. I love eating a frozen candy bar while munching on popcorn and watching a movie, or just as a delightful after-dinner dessert.

5. Milkshakes

Pretty much any chocolate bar will work in a milkshake -- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Kisses, Almond Joys (or Mounds), Kit Kats, Butterfingers, etc. Simply add chocolate or vanilla ice cream to the blender, then pour in milk (add more for a thinner consistency) and several snack-size candy bars, or a whole candy bar. Blend that sucker until all the candy bar bits and pieces are pulverized. Add the candy after the ice cream and milk have mixed together and the result will be like a Dairy Queen Blizzard.

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Mix in red and yellow food coloring with candy corn to make candy corn Rice Krispies treats.
4. Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

Make the regular Rice Krispies Treats recipe, starting with melting ¼ cup of butter and mixing in six cups of miniature marshmallows. Then add 12 drops of yellow food coloring and four drops of red food coloring (look for natural coloring), followed by six cups of Rice Krispies cereal and two cups of leftover candy corn. Press the orange mixture into a 13x9-inch pan and let the candy corn Rice Krispies Treats cool before slicing into them. It's the regular snack with an extra dose of sweetness.

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