Trick and Re-Treat: 12 Tasty, Candy-Coated Desserts

The costumes are hung (or, more likely, tossed on the floor), the kids are asleep, and you have a decision to make: what to do with all that Halloween candy. You could let your little ones feast for days, but then you're forced to deal with sugar highs and stomachaches. We suggest whipping up one of these easy, tasty desserts using the leftover loot. Your kids will be so happy with the re-treats, that they'll forgive you for taking a piece or two for yourself.

Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark

Though Completely Delicious used Heath bars, Butterfingers, and Reese's Pieces in its Halloween candy bark, you can use the candy combo of your choice! We bet Milky Ways would be delicious!

M&M Skillet Cookie

M&M Skillet cookie

Browned butter is the key to this mouthwatering M&M skillet cookie from Sweet Anna's. If you're short on M&M's, throw in some chocolate chips!

Source: Sweet Anna's

Reese's Cup Cheesecake Bars

Reese Cup Cheesecake Bar

Need dessert for a dinner party? Buns in My Oven has an easy recipe for decadent and delicious Reese's Cup Cheesecake Bars.

Snickers Brownie Bites

Snickers Brownie Bites

My Baking Addiction delivers double the Snickers flavor in these Snickers Brownie Bites. The candy hides in the baked goods while a caramel-peanut sauce is drizzled on top.

Bring on the Heath Doughnuts

Heath bar doughnut

Mom on Time Out shares her version of Gourdough's Donuts' famous Heath bar doughnuts. Don't worry about having a deep-fryer on hand; these tasty treats are baked.

Homemade Butterfingers


Everyone will want to lay a finger on this Butterfinger! Food For the Soul turns that unwanted candy corn into a beloved candy bar using only three ingredients.

Soft-Baked Reese's Pieces Butterscotch Cookies

Reese's Pieces Cookies

Sometimes the best treats are the simplest ones. These Reese's Pieces cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction are so easy that the kids can help make them! Just make sure they don't eat all the dough!

Icebox Candy Bars

Ice Box Candy Bars

Cookies and Cups describes these candy bars as completely necessary, and we agree! Use whatever's left in the trick-or-treat bag for an easy-to-make candy bar.

Snickers Cheesecake Cookies

Snicker Cheesecake Cookies

Half cookie. Half cheesecake. Completely delicious. Take Picky Palate's Snickers Cheesecake Cookies to the next level with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a swirl of whipped cream.

Source: Picky Palate

Heath Cereal Bars

Heath Cereal Bars

Miss in the Kitchen puts Rice Krispies Treats to shame with her Caramel-Heath Cereal Bars. The best part about these grab-and-go desserts: no oven needed.

Reese's Cup Pizza

Reese Cup Pizza

This isn't your typical Italian pie! Best Friend For Frosting contributor Carla created a gooey, chocolaty peanut butter cup cookie pizza that makes everyone's mouth water.

Twix Caramel Popcorn

Twix Caramel popcorn

Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Chewy. Two Peas and Their Pod thought of everything when creating Twix caramel popcorn. Sit back with a big bowl during a belated Halloween movie viewing.

What will you make with the leftover loot?