Did your kids just get way too much candy this year? Or maybe you overestimated how much candy you should get for prospective trick-or-treaters? Either way, you can remedy these problems, and add some more variety to your life, by using extra candy in yummy recipes. Here are some ideas to try out courtesy of Busy Cooks at About:

  1. Candy Cake: this recipe actually uses Milky Way or Snickers candy bars in the cake and in the frosting that tops it. A few other staple pantry ingredients help to create this delicious treat.
  2. Peanut Butter Candy Cookies: these easy cookies start with a yellow or chocolate cake mix. You can use any kind of candy-coated chocolate pieces that you find in your Halloween candy stash to bake these cookies.
  3. Candy Bar Brownies: just use a cheap boxed brownie mix, oil, water, eggs, peanut butter and some of your excess chocolate Halloween candy to make these rich, frosted brownies.
  4. M&M Cookies: these are a classic. Basically, you just make sugar cookies, then stir M&Ms into the batter. You can also top each dough ball with your remaining M&Ms.

Check out more resourceful (and yummy!) recipes over at Busy Cooks’ Halloween Candy Leftover Recipes.