Got a Sweet Tooth? These Are the Best Recipes That Involve Candy, and Lots of It
If you have a sweet tooth, you've come to the right place! Finding a recipe that incorporates sweet, sugary, and satisfying candy is not always the easiest, as some are just too overwhelming for your taste buds. Luckily, we found the best candy-infused recipes out there, and to say they're decadent is an understatement. Complete with sweet treats like Reese's, M&Ms, and so much more, you'll be able to experiment with chocolate, toffee, caramel, and more. No matter what kind of candy you have, you can make the most delicious sweet treat of them all. Keep reading to see the best recipes you can make with candy ahead.
—Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Copycat Levain Cookies
Re-create New York's most iconic cookie with the help of this mouthwatering recipe. For the grated chocolate, you can use a chocolate candy bar, or really any other type of chocolate bar you like. Feel free to get creative!
Get the recipe: copycat Levain cookies
Easter Chocolate Bark
Looking for a no-bake dessert that's filled with candy? Good! This Easter chocolate bark features a mixture of milk and white chocolate swirled together and topped with M&Ms and sprinkles. You can add any other candy you want if you're really looking to intice your taste buds.
Get the recipe: Easter chocolate bark
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
Chewy, tender, and salty-sweet, this dessert is as good as it gets. Made with bits of Reese's and all the butter and sugar you could wish for, these blondies won't last long; you've been warned.
Get the recipe: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup blondies
Inspired by charcuterie boards, this dessert will satisfy anyone's cravings. This board offers an array of sweet things like wafer cookie, waffle pretzels, cookies, donuts, graham crackers, chocolate squares, and all the best candies. Dig in!
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Peppermint Pattie Brownies
If you are particularly fond of the combination of mint and chocolate, this is the recipe for you! With a just-right balance between bittersweet chocolate and minty freshness, this dessert will make you swoon. And look at how cute the hearts are!
Get the recipe: Peppermint Pattie brownies
Vanilla Ice Cream
Trust us, there's nothing better than homemade ice cream. The secret to this recipe is to top it off with all the candy you have, along with some sprinkles and chocolate syrup. Need we say more?
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Chocolate Chunk Malted Milk Brownies
Rich, fudgy, and perfectly chewy, these brownies are filled with chocolate chunks and candy bits. Complete with crushed chocolate malted milk eggs, these are colorful and cute, too!
Get the recipe: chocolate chunk malted milk brownies
Coconut Macaroon Nests
Mini mini candy eggs are the star of this coconut-filled recipe! Cute, sweet, and perfect for spring celebrations, this delicious treat definitely deserves a spot on your dessert table.
Get the recipe: coconut macaroon nests
Snickers Toffee Butter Bars
If you like Snickers, let us introduce you to this recipe. These rich and chewy toffee bars will make your mouth water before they're even done cooking, so don't say we didn't warn you!
Get the recipe: Snickers toffee butter bars
Mini Egg Chocolate Pie With Chocolate Cookie Crust
Oreo's, chocolate chips, whipping cream, and mini eggs make this recipe a dream come true. Feel free to swap out the eggs with any candy of your choosing (hello, Heath Bars), and enjoy a sweet treat that'll make your taste buds swoon in delight.
Get the recipe: mini egg chocolate pie with chocolate cookie crust
It's a fact: the only thing that makes brownies better is adding M&Ms to them. This recipe is really easy to re-create, so get ready to have hot brownies in your kitchen before you know it.
Get the recipe: M&M brownies
Malt Ball Mini Cheesecakes With Chocolate Ganache
Rich, creamy, and ultimately dreamy, these single-serving dessert cakes are as delicious as they sound. Complete with chocolate ganache and pastel candy bits, you'll want to nosh on these every chance you get.
Get the recipe: malt ball mini cheesecakes with chocolate ganache
Vegan Rocky Road
Looking for a mouthwatering vegan dessert? We've got just the thing for you. Made with dairy-free milk chocolate, vegan butter spread, chocolate candy, and mini marshmallows, this dessert will be your new go to.
Get the recipe: vegan Rocky Road
Cadbury Mini Egg Pretzel Kisses
This three-ingredient recipe is about as easy as it gets. Just grab pretzels, Hershey's Kisses, and Cadbury Mini Eggs, and you're ready to make the treat of all treats! Feel free to swap out the eggs for any candy of your choice if you want to shake things up.
Get the recipe: Cadbury Mini Egg pretzel kisses
Movie Theater Popcorn Cake
Essentially a giant marshmallow treat made from movie-theater favorites including popcorn, M&M's, and Raisinets, this sweet and salty "cake" is crunchy, candy laden, and crush worthy.
Get the recipe: movie theater popcorn cake
For a twist on the classic M&M's cookie, try these monster cookies, chock-full of peanut butter and oatmeal.
Get the recipe: monster cookies
M&M Cookie Dough Ice Cream
If this isn't the ultimate Halloween treat, we don't know what is. Grab a bag of M&M's (or any other candy-coated chocolates), mix with cookie dough and a brown sugar ice cream, and ta-da! You've got some homemade ice cream that won't last very long.
Get the recipe: M&M cookie dough ice cream
Choose cheerily-colored sweets like Skittles, Nerds, or candy corn to make eye-catching candy-covered cookies.
Reese's Stuffed Pretzel Brownies
What do a Reese's Pieces and peanut butter cups have in common (besides being equally delicious)? They're the star ingredients in this peanut butter-chocolate brownie goodness. Heaven!
Get the recipe: Reese's stuffed pretzel brownies
For a sweet take on sushi, try this adorable recipe that takes a base of marshmallow treats (the sushi rice, if you will) and decks it out with toppings like Swedish Fish, Twizzlers, and gummy worms. Fruit Roll-Ups serve as a great stand-in for nori.
Get the recipe: candy sushi
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Part cookie, part craft project, all delicious: get creative juices flowing with this creative and almost (dare we say it?) elegant take on candy-corn-topped cupcakes.
Get the recipe: candy corn cupcakes
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bark
If you're a sucker for sweet-salty combos, then you're sure to fall heads-first for this sweet and savory chocolate bark made of candy corn and pretzels.
Get the recipe: sweet and savory chocolate bark