The only thing better than a home-baked cookie or cake is one you’ve hacked to include bits of your favorite trick-or-treat candy. These recipes will have you hoarding Halloween sweets just to stock your baking pantry.
healthy Halloween treats, but everything in moderation, right? Which means you have to have some sugar—and these Halloween candy desserts will certainly provide plenty of it. Whether you need a last-minute recipe for your Halloween party dessert or are looking for creative ways to use up leftover Halloween candy (allegedly, that’s a thing that exists…), these cakes, cookies, bars, and muffins are all perfectly delicious and loaded with some of our very favorite items to ever grace the inside of a plastic pumpkin bucket.Of course, there is something to be said for
A classic. I still remember when my mom made 60 of these for my first-grade birthday party: I was so proud. They look impressive and are really very simple, but you need to work fast when adding the Kisses. Get the recipe.
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An amazing way to use Snickers…and Oreos, which comprise the crust. The chewy chocolate, caramel, and peanut candy is folded into the cheesecake filling and piled atop the pool of chocolate ganache that drips down the sides. Get the recipe.
These hardly count as baking: Rice Krispies, chocolate, peanut butter, and Kit Kats in one gooey, creamy, crunchy bar. You’ll be breaking off another piece all night until it’s gone. Get the recipe.
The only thing more delicious than a peanut butter cup is a cookie with peanut butter cups baked in. Peanut butter pushes the goober quotient over the top. Get the recipe.
Salted caramel sauce and Twix bars commingle in a classic cookie bar. Get the recipe.
If you’re not a fan of the candy corn M&Ms, use the regular variety—or really, any other candy you want to. In any case, these buttery, caramelized white chocolate blondies will be delicious. Get the recipe.
It just doesn’t get any better. Get the recipe.
Adorable and delicious, and the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday. They’re part cooking, part crafting, and you don’t even have to fire up the oven. Get the recipe.
You either hate malted milk balls or you can’t wait to incorporate them into cake. The Whoppers siding on this beauty is a unique touch. Get the recipe.
Part cake, part hedgehog: There’s no way you can lose. Toblerone triangles are the ultimate building blocks (and you can also stick on them an actual chocolate cake with chocolate frosting). Get the recipe.
Brown butter is what makes these so special, and using frozen Milk Way bars helps keep the cookies’ shape during baking. It’ll be hard to face plain old oatmeal cookies after these. Get the recipe.
Oozing with caramel goodness—like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a twist, but even easier, since you just smoothe the batter into a single pan. Get the recipe.
The first candy-packed breakfast item I’ve ever endorsed. If you want to ice these with cream cheese frosting, it’ll be our little secret. Get the recipe.
Or you can just go all out and make chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with a rich peanut butter frosting and crushed Butterfingers showered over top! Get the recipe.
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