15 Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

By: Phoebe Knight

15 Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

What to expect for Halloween this year: Trick-or-treating, hordes of small children in adorable costumes, and candy. Lots of candy. Fortunately, you don’t have to swim through tiny candy wrappers for the rest of the year.  You can shrink the stash by sweetening desserts and drinks with these fun leftover Halloween candy recipe ideas.

No-Bake Twix Pie

Scoop up all the mini-Twix bars for this easy, no-bake pie.  It whips together in thirty minutes, and serves eight.

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Snicker Salad

If it’s salad, it has to be healthy, right? Apples, cream cheese, whipped topping, and of course, Snickers, all come together to create this eight-serving treat.

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Reece’s Cheesecake Brownies

This recipe uses both Reece’s Peanut Butte Cup and Reece’s Pieces. Decadent, delicious, and totally worth it.

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Fried Mini Chocolate bars

This versatile recipe can be used with any mini-chocolate bars. A great opportunity to experiment with different flavors and brands to see which tastes best!

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Halloweeen Chex Mix

Candy Corn and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms blend together to make this perfect fall snack. Makes for a festive goody served to party guests in a decorative paper cup.

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Tootsie Roll Fudge

Easy to make and delightful to eat, the worst part of Tootsie Roll fudge isn’t unwrapping all those little candies, but how quickly this treat disappears once it’s made.

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Halloween candy cookie cake

This recipe lets you use handfuls of your favorite Halloween candy  to make a temptingly chewy cookie cake.

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Candy Corn Vodka

If you’re ready for grown-up fun once the trick-or-treating has come to an end, this Candy Corn Vodka recipe can hit the spot.

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Candy Shop Truffle

Whipped topping, pudding, and a variety of chocolate candies make up this tasty layered trifle.

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Candy-Filled Ice Pops

Let your kids pick their own candy fillers for these make-at-home ice pops. They will love uncovering the sweet surprise.

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Cookie Dough Dip

Candy, peanut butter and cream cheese blend to make an irresistible dip.  Scoop it up with your favorite cookie or fruit.

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Halloween Candy Snack Mix

This recipe is the perfect mix of salty and sweet for those who like a little savory in their treats.

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Tootsie Roll Acorns

Adorable and tasty, Tootsie Roll Acorns delight both children and adults.

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Rainbow Nerds Cupcakes

If you prefer fruity-tart sweets to chocolate, this is the recipe for you. Nerds are mixed into Kool-Aid infused muffin mix for this sugary rainbow confection.

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Snickers and Pretzels Milkshake

Break out the blender for this thick, frosty treat.  You may need a spoon to eat it, though!

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Stressed? Adult Coloring Books Can Help

By: Phoebe Knight

Logo - Coloring Pages for Adults

Coloring books are one of the most useful tools in the parent toolbox. They’re portable, non-messy, and their use can invoke a blissful silence when little ones are busy creating technicolor masterpieces to hang proudly on the refrigerator.

Coloring doesn’t have to be a kids-only activity, though. Grown-ups can benefit from it too. Many adults have recently rediscovered the charm of coloring and realized that it can be a relaxing and meditative exercise, a needed respite in a hectic day.  The act of focusing on a repetitive artistic task can be mentally restorative and help calm anxieties. It is stress-free and easy. Anyone of any skill-level can pick it up and create images that are rich, beautiful, and creative.

In addition to reducing stress, coloring can provide a fun bonding activity with children, or even other adults. Coloring groups for adults are springing up and can be found on meetup.com, or Facebook. Fortunately, adults don’t have to steal their kid’s coloring books, or be forced to color cartoon characters and superheroes. Designers are creating coloring books produced specifically for adults and they have exploded in popularity. In April 2015, the two bestselling books on Amazon were adult coloring books.  The images are more intricate and time intensive than the typical child’s coloring book and feature scenes from lush gardens ripe with fantasy creatures, or stunning geometric mandalas.

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of coloring yourself, We’ve provided a list of free coloring pages in various styles to help get you started:

Mandalas

Easy Mandalas

Easy mandala coloring page for adults

Easy mandala coloring page for adultsSource: www.printmandala.com

Difficult Mandalas

Mandala adult coloring page, difficult

Difficult mandala coloring pageSource: www.printmandala.com

Gardens/floral

Beautiful garden adult coloring pageSource: www.parade.com

Butterfly adult coloring pageSource: www.colorpagesformom.com

Free floral adult coloring pageSource: www.yetanothermomblog.com

Animals

Free bird adult coloring page

Lion adult coloring pageSource: www.coloring-pages-adults.com

ABSTRACT

Abstract adult coloring pageSource: www.easypeasyandfun.com

Abstract adult coloring pageSource: www.coloring-pages-adult.com