halloween candy

We love Halloween candy, but we also don’t want it to linger around our homes until the New Year. Are your kids ambitious trick-or-treaters? Do they come home with enough candy to be on a constant sugar high until Thanksgiving? There are recipes you can make with leftover Halloween candy, right on your grill!

Candy Cookie Cake

If you have a special occasion such as a birthday to celebrate just after Halloween, you’re in luck. This Candy Cookie Cake recipe from Big Green Egg screams (mwahaha) versatility since it just calls for your “candy topping of choice.” Meaning you can use the kids’ candy castaways to make a decedent dessert.

Smore’s Dip

Your kids may feel disappointed when they bring home plain ol’ chocolate bars. But one child’s “trash” could be a parent’s treasure. Experience a new spin on an old campfire favorite with this Smore’s Dip recipe from Traeger. Although this recipe calls for chocolate chips, breaking up some mini Hershey’s bars will do the trick and the treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Let them Trick or Treat so they’ll let you eat cake! (with their candy leftovers) This rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from Napoleon is made with Reese’s goodies and is a real crowd-pleaser. The subtle smokiness from the grill and smoked cream is offset by the sweet chocolate and salty peanut butter for a spooky delicious dessert.

Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee might get stuck in your kids’ braces so stick it on a cupcake instead! And while this yummy Mocha Cupcake recipe from Napolean calls for bits of toffee bar adoring the icing, we’re guessing any chocolate bar on top would make the cut.

Snickers-Stuffed Baked Apples

Snickers inside of an apple? You heard that right! Making this Snickers-Stuffed Baked Apple recipe from Big Green Egg is way better than bobbing for apples in our opinion. Surely the kiddos grabbed enough of this popular candy bar to place one in each apple before baking. And the result is out of this world!

Remove that sense of dread you feel when you see your kids’ candy bags bursting at the seams and grill up one of these awesome post-Halloween recipes. Who knew Halloween candy was so versatile?