Putting leftover Halloween candy to good use

Halloween Candy Cake, filled with leftover treats. —Jenna Lambert

After last night, chances are you somehow ended up with an extra bag of miniature Kit Kats, Hershey Bars, or whatever candy selection your sweet tooth desired this Halloween. And there’s nothing like a holiday dedicated to  sugar… wait a minute… all American holidays are. Regardless, there is something so appealing about the mini versions of these candies. Even if you eat 10 of them they are still mini, so that’s essentially still healthy, right? Self-deception at its best! But in actuality, there is nothing more blissful than snuggling up with a blanket, a good movie, and your kid’s Halloween candy. Here is a recipe for using that leftover candy, which is almost as effortless.

Halloween Candy Cake


Whatever pre-made baked goods or baking mix you have laying around. I used a premade chocolate cake, but brownies, cookies, cake mix, basically anything but salad will do.

Cool Whip
Chocolate pudding (already made)
Whipped cream
Leftover Halloween candy

If you are going the baking mix route, bake your selection and let it cool. Take your Oreos and leftover Halloween candy, dumb into a ziplock bag, and smash into good sized chunks. Add all of your ingredients to a bowl and mix. Curl up on the couch and enjoy. You can even freeze some, and just like that you also have Thanksgiving dessert.