5 ways to use leftover Halloween candy in desserts

Okay, you overestimated on the number of trick-or-treaters you would have this year. Now you're stuck with a giant bowl of candy, but that's not a bad thing. There are actually a number of great desserts you can make with this leftover candy. Whether you love milkshakes or cheesecakes, you can use that candy in delicious ways. Here are just five ways to use leftover Halloween candy in desserts.

Use in Milkshakes

Almost any Halloween candy can be added to ice cream with a bit of milk and blended with the blender. Try chopping up candy bars and combining with vanilla ice cream or candy corn with pumpkin flavored ice cream. Be creative and you'll discover several delicious combinations. Personally, I love Reese's Pieces mixed with chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

Add to Brownies

A really easy way to use leftover Halloween candy in desserts is to add miniature candy bars to brownies. You can either chop up the candy bars or insert them whole into brownie batter that has been poured into cupcake tins. It's a nice, gooey surprise in the middle and tastes amazing topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

Make a Fondue

Want a romantic dessert to share with your husband after the kids have gone to bed? Finally chop candy bars, place them in a glass bowl and add heated cream. Stir until the chocolate has melted and dip strawberries, pound cake, or even cookies.

Layer in a Trifle

You can also layer leftover Halloween candy with cake, whipped cream, and pudding to create an easy trifle. For example, why not layer chocolate cake with vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and M&Ms? There are thousands of combinations you could make with this idea.

Decorate a Cheesecake

Last, but not least, use the candy to decorate a cheesecake. Take a plain cheesecake from the freezer and allow it to thaw before piping on stars of chocolate ganache frosting and topping each star with a miniature candy bar. It will look fancy, but no one will ever know how easy it was to make.

Leftover Halloween candy can be used to create so many wonderful desserts. Whether you're a fan of milkshakes or want a romantic fondue to share with your husband, these ideas are sure to please. Best of all, you'll be less likely to sit down and eat the enter bowl of candy at once.