Easy Peasy Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

Easy Peasy Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

Easy Peasy Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

Here we go with more easy peasy Halloween ideas!  What do you do with all of that leftover candy after Halloween?  One thing you can do with it is to make this Easy Peasy Leftover Halloween candy bark.  There are so many ways to tweak this treat to suit your family.  You can use white chocolate and change up any of your favorite candy to make it delicious.  As you all know, I am all about easy, so I use whatever candy I have laying around.  Adding candy eyes and candy corn just help make it that much spookier and more fall-like.  You can also do this at Easter with Easter candy and white chocolate chips!  Use pink and blue peeps to make it super spring-like!

Easy Peasy Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

So, now you probably how, exactly, you can make this happen in your house.  Well it is so, super easy peasy!  I just use a 23 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips.  Everyone has their own way of melting them, but for this project, I use a gallon size freezer bag, yep!

Gather your ingredients:

  • 1 gallon size freezer bag
  • 23 oz bag of chocolate chips (you can use milk, dark, or white chocolate)
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite candy (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • Parchment paper
  • cookie sheet

Get to making!

  • Bring a 3 quart pot of water to a boil.
  • Pour all of the chocolate chips into the freezer bag and seal it closed.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet (large enough that the paper covers the cookie sheet).
  • Turn the pot of water off and place the freezer bag of chocolate chips into the water.  Allow the chocolate to sit in the water for about 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the bag of chocolate chips with tongs and a towel.
  • Use the towel to knead the chocolate until it is smooth (still in the freezer bag).
  • Cut a hole in the bottom corner of the freezer bag and squeeze the chocolate onto parchment paper.  While the chocolate is still warm, spread the chocolate out into one thin, even piece.
  • Place your candy on the melted chocolate while it is still hot.  Be sure to press the candy into the chocolate.
  • Place the chocolate with the candy in it, into the refrigerator to set for about an hour.
  • Remove the chocolate from the refrigerator, cut into bite-size pieces, and enjoy!

 

Candy Corn Cakes

Candy Corn Cakes

candy corn cakes
Photo Credit: Snack Works

How stinkin’ cute are these?!  I got on a huge candy corn kick last year, but have been so busy with homeschooling this year that I have hardly had time to bake.  I have been looking for great recipes to share on my blog with all of you and just fell in love with this on from Oreo, when I saw it.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did 😀

Ingredients

  • 26 Halloween OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • 1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting, divided
  •  yellow and red food colorings
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Snack Works!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

turkey cookies

We are definitely going to make these super cute and easy cookies this Thanksgiving 😀  My kiddos always enjoy having fun in the kitchen with Mommy!

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies or 1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies (24 cookies)
  • 1 container (16 oz) chocolate creamy frosting
  • Candy corn
  • Orange decorating icing
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • Get full instructions over at Pillsbury!

Candy Corn Pops

candy corn popsicles

These are SO SUPER EASY and healthy! You can’t go wrong with easy, fun, and healthy all in one recipe! Oh yeah, the kids can help with these too!

Gather your ingredients:
Yogurt (We used Pina Colada)
Orange Juice
Pineapple juice

Get to freezing!
Are you ready for this?

  • Fill each Popsicle mold 1/3 full with yogurt then put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the molds and fill 1/3 full with orange juice. Your molds should be 2/3 full now. Place back in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour remove the molds and fill the rest of the way with pineapple juice and place the stick in them.
  • Allow to freeze for 4 hours then ENJOY!

See, that was easy and fun! Your kids will love them and you will too.

Candy Corn Punch

Candy Corn Punch

candy corn punch

 

This punch was a HUGE hit with the kiddos! I made a batch for my kids and their friends and they were in love! It tastes a lot like a dreamcicle when it’s all mixed up. Have fun with it and make it yours!

Gather your ingredients:
1 packagelemon-flavor gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2 cups mango nectar (this can be found on the juice aisle)
3 1/2 cups orange soda, chilled
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons corn syrup
Candy corn or sprinkles (for decoration)

Get to mixin’:

  • Combine the gelatin in a large bowl until dissolved. Stir in the mango nectar and Pour mixture into a tall, clear 2-quart pitcher.
  • Cover and chill about 3 hours or until thickened but not set. Pour orange soda over the gelatin mixture carefully. I poured the soda down the back of a wooden spoon into the pitcher to keep the soda on top of the gelatin mixture and it worked perfectly!
  • Beat the whipping cream and corn syrup with an electric mixer or large whisk just until stiff peaks form. Spoon this over the mixture in pitcher. If desired, add candy.
  • Stir before serving to mix.

Adapted from a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Candy Corn Poke Cake

candy corn poke cake

This is a delicious recipe that was so much fun and easy peasy to make!  You can change it up depending on the holiday and make it your own.  Get creative, but most of all, HAVE FUN!

Gather your ingredients:
1 box white cake mix and everything to prepare it as directed on the box
Orange and Yellow food coloring
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
whipped topping
candy corn

Get to baking:

  • Mix the cake batter as directed.
  • Divide the batter into 3 bowls equally portioned. Color one yellow, one orange, and leave the last one white. I used about 120 drops per color to make really bright colors. Don’t be shy!
  • Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Spread the yellow layer evenly across the bottom, then freeze flat for 1 hour.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer and quickly and carefully spread the orange layer over the yellow layer. Pour it as evenly as possible then gently spread it to cover the yellow. Put it back in the freezer for 45 more minutes.
  • Remove the pan and spread the white layer on top of the orange layer very carefully.
  • Preheat your oven as directed on the cake mix and allow the cake to sit on top of the stove while it is heating so it can defrost.
  • Bake according to package directions.
  • As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes throughout the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake, making sure to fill each hole.Refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with whipped topping, candy corn, and enjoy!

Adapted from a recipe from Mom’s Kitchen

Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops

Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops

Candy Corn Marshmellow Pops

As many of you know; I’m on a candy corn kick right now LOL I’ve been browsing Pinterest for the cutest and easiest candy corn recipes I can find. I found this one and it’s not really much of a recipe as most people called it a craft. These were so easy to make and, as you can see, you can make it into anything you want!

Gather your supplies:

  • 24 regular marshmallows
  • 1 bag white candy melts (you can also use the orange and yellow if you like)
  • Yellow and orange food coloring * *Make sure you use food coloring for candy. The regular food coloring won’t work. (You can also mix yellow and red food coloring to make orange)
  • 24 candy sticks

Get to making!

  1.  Heat your candy in a microwave safe bowl on the defrost or 50% setting for 1 minute at a time until melted. If you used the white candy; half the mixture into 2 bowls. Dye one bowl of candy yellow and the other orange with the food coloring. I used a LOT of food coloring to make the colors more vibrant.
  2.  Place candy sticks into one flat end of each marshmallow and dip it in the orange candy. Make sure it covers about 2/3 of the marshmallow. Place on waxed paper to cool while you finish coating all 24 marshmallows in orange candy.
  3.  After the orange coating is set; dip the orange end of the marshmallows in the yellow candy. Make sure this candy coating covers the bottom 1/3 of the marshmallow. I used a wooden craft stick (Popsicle stick) to help smooth it out.
  4.  If you want to dip the bottom in sprinkles, you MUST do it before you place the marshmallow on the wax paper to cool. Once you place the marshmallow on the wax paper, it will become hard very quickly. You can also use black icing to make eyes or whatever you want. Get creative and have fun!

candy corn marshmallow pops