Like most parents, mine would gather up all of the trick-or-treating bags from the kids and ration our candy out to us over the course of a week or two. Then one year I was old enough to be in charge of my own rationing and I got to keep my trick-or-treat stash in my room. I ate it so fast I made myself sick. A few decades later and candy and I still don’t get along. I just can’t resist it. The solution? I rarely allow candy in the house. It can’t tempt me if it’s not there.
Halloween and a few other sugar-heavy holidays are different, and candy always finds it way into my home. Thankfully, I’ve found a fun way to use up all of it quickly. I can indulge a little, and share with friends.
Whether you’ve got a lot of leftover candy around the house that you want to get rid of, or you want to make a fun festive treat for a party, this Halloween candy bark is perfect. It’s a cinch to put together, just chopped up candy bars and pieces scattered on melted chocolate. This recipe calls for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger, and Heath or Skor candy bars, but feel free to change it up with whatever candy you happen to have on hand.
I think I’ve found a new Halloween tradition for our family. What do you do with all of your leftover candy?
Other fun ways to use up leftover Halloween candy:
Halloween Candy Bar Blondies from Bake or Break
Candy Bar Apple Salad from Taste of Home
Halloween Candy Bundt Cake from Baking Bites
Halloween Candy Corn Bark from My Baking Addiction
Halloween Popcorn Cake from Taste and Tell
Candy Corn Ice Cream from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody