Getting Creative With Candy

Graveyard Pudding

The sweetest time of the year is here! Get creative with all that candy by using it in these next-level sweet treats!

 

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

They catch a lot of heat when put up against competitor candy, but ol’ fashioned candy corn still has a delightfully sweet and nostalgic charm to it. That’s partly what makes this recipe so awesome, because apart from being an already-awesome soft baked cookie, they are double-trouble with all that candy corn! Definitely a great way to upgrade an otherwise underrated candy.

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Candy “Sushi”

Candy Sushi

This is an awesome activity for candy-lovers of all ages! Using your favorite candy, Rice Krispies Treats, and Fruit By The Foot or other candy strips, you can make your own candy “sushi”! There are lots of different “roll” arrangements to try, all of them as delicious as can be. You can stick with the sushi them by using fish candy, but any candy will work great. We particularly love using Sour Belts to wrap those rolls together

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Candy Brownie “Pizza”

Candy Brownies

Brownies 😄
Candy 😄
Candy Brownies 💃 🕺

Our favorite part of this recipe is they look as amazing as they taste! You can keep your mini-Halloween candies whole and smoosh them into a layer of frosting, or crush it all up and either add it to your brownie batter for added deliciousness inside or add them to the top as a colorfulicious decoration. Anyway you choose to mix them, candy and brownies is an all-around win!

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You can use the same idea for cakes too!

 

Candy Bark

Candy Bark

Warning: this recipe is a sweet tooth’s dream! Not only is candy bark melted white chocolate goodness topped with as much and whatever types of candy you want, but there are also chocolate sandwich cookies AND pretzels added in. 🙌 We love the Halloween theme of everything, making this an excellent and relatively easy-to-make addition to any Halloween party!

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Candy Charcuterie

Candy Charcuterie

Easy ✅ Beautiful ✅ Delicious ✅✅✅

Could anything be more perfect for Halloween than a charcuterie platter of candy? We know we would dive in on this candycuterie! While this platter is a fully-loaded assortment, you could limit the types down to 4+ types of your favorites. Just like with real charcuterie boards, shoot for an assortment. Our suggestion: 1-2 chocolate candies, 1-2 gummy candies, a sour candy, a crunchy candy and a hard candy should do the trick.

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Graveyard Pudding

Graveyard Pudding

You may have heard of “Dirt Dessert”, chocolate pudding with gummy worms and crushed chocolate cookie on top. As if that isn’t awesome enough already, now tailor it to Halloween and you’ve got an amazing dessert that can make any sweet tooth swoon. This recipe uses chocolate pudding topped with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, Milano sandwich cookies as “gravestones’ and a few gummy worms and candy pumpkins. Our suggestion? Add candies to the pudding itself for some “surprise” deliciousness!

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Candy Snack Mix

Candy Snack Mix

We would call it a trail mix, but after loading it with candy, snack mix is way more fun! This combo is salted peanuts, m&ms and candy corn, but you can make it your own with your own combination of favorites. Start with your favorite trail mix – any combo of nuts, seeds, raisins, and etceteras, then add your favorite little candies, crushed up larger candies (or cookies!), cut candy bars down to size, and get really wild with candy eyes, pretzel pieces, marshmallows and more!

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Candy Coated Caramel Apples

Crushed Candy Coated Apples

We’re sure you’re familiar with caramel candy apples, now imagine those coated in MORE candy! Start by crushing up your desired candy (or cookie) coatings. Next, cut your favorite apples (we recommend our large-and-in-charge New York Grown Honeycrisp apples) into slices and put them on sticks. Dip the slices in caramel then coated with crushed candy or cookies, sprinkles, graham cracker, anything small enough to stick!

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Candy Sundaes

Our own creation! While we used birthday cake ice cream in a cookie bowl topped with raspberry syrup, rainbow sprinkles, nerds, rock candy, sour belt pieces, gummy bears and lollipops, this sundae is fully customizable! It’s as easy as loading up your favorite ice cream with your favorite candy!

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Thumbprint Candy Cookies

Candy Thumbprint Cookies

A much more subtle candy recipe compared to the sugar overloads on this list, no? These adorable candy cookies are as simple as pushing whatever candies you have into whatever type of cookies you want as soon as they come out of the oven! Feel free to get creative with the cookie-candy combos here! Peanut butter cookies with chocolate peanut butter cups. Chocolate chip cookies with a mini chocolate like Twix, Hershey Kisses or Milky Ways. For an assortment of candies, you can’t go wrong with sugar cookies.

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What’s your favorite way to make something special with candy? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!

October 22, 2019