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It’s time for the ghosts, goblins, vampires, and monsters to retire once again. As the kids return from trick or treating, you can’t help but think, “What in the world am I going to do with all this candy? There’s so much!”

We have just the solution to put your leftover Halloween candy to use. Check out some tasty recipes that transform your sweets into delightful treats.

Top It Off

Gooey caramel, rich chocolate, salty 10_Trick or Treat_SS_Image 1peanuts, and creamy nugget pleasure. These melt-in-your-mouth goodies are sure to make your taste buds dance. Try garnishing these desserts with whole, chopped or crumbled candy:

Ice Cream

Mix It Up

Crunchy, salty potato chips paired with velvety, decadent cocoa pieces is a match made in heaven. Get a little crazier with your dessert creations and toss in your favorite candies, like peanut butter cups, nutty chocolates or toffee squares to any of the following:

Trail Mix

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Crafty Desserts

10_Trick or Treat_SS_Image 2While chocolate is versatile and can be used in almost any dessert recipe, fruity candies like licorice and gummies have neat tricks too. Try this cute sushi dessert your kids will love! Dessert Rainbow Rolls don’t call for many ingredients, just your Halloween candy and some marshmallow rice treats. Spend quality time with your children as you make mini candy sushi rolls together as a fun afternoon activity. It’s artsy and tasty!

Keep It for Fall

Halloween candy is a great way to extend the fall feeling all the way through Thanksgiving. This adorable turkey made with cookies, candy corn and chocolate would make an excellent décor piece on your dinner table for Thanksgiving, or as a festive favor for your guests to take home.

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You can also save your fall-colored candies, like candy corn and peanut butter pieces, to make a salty and sweet Salted Caramel Popcorn Cones. Add the candies to any salty snack you like, such as popcorn or pretzels, to satisfy your sweet and savory cravings.


Be sure to shop at your local Publix to gather all your ingredients to make your own ultimate “tricked out” treat with your family!

Shelby S.

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Fun-loving and a light-hearted spirit, Shelby is sure to bring positive, happy vibes your way. As an intern, she loves to learn as much as she can about the Publix culture, people, and customers. Shelby would say she is a coffee addict, anything and everything coffee, she’s obsessed. When she has some down time, Shelby likes to take trips to the beach, spend time with her family and friends, and snuggle with her sweet yellow Lab, Luke!

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