Tricks and Treats: Leftover Halloween Candy Bars
I can’t believe Halloween is just a few days away! If you’re like me, you’ve probably already stocked up on (very tempting) Halloween candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Friday. While it’s hard to resist the urge to devour all the leftover candy yourself, my favorite baker Lauren Lowstan recently taught me a recipe that might make you reconsider.

I can tell you firsthand that Halloween candy tastes even better when baked into these bars. Just remember to pin the image above and revisit after Halloween so you can whip up a batch of your own. Without further ado, here’s Lauren’s recipe for delicious Leftover Halloween Candy Bars…

Leftover Halloween Candy Bars


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt (plus more for sprinkling on top)
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup roughly chopped leftover Halloween candy of your choice

Tricks and Treats: Leftover Halloween Candy Bars

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Then, whisk the dry ingredients together (except for sugar) in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk butter and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown. Transfer the butter to a bowl to prevent burning. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Beat the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended, for about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low-speed just until combined.
  4. Press your dough into a greased and parchment lined 9’ x 13’ pan. Press the chopped candy into the dough and add on top as well. Bake until lightly golden on top, about 18-20 minutes.
  5. Let cool and cut into bars. Enjoy!

What Halloween candy will you mix into your bars?

We used Reese’s, M&M’s and Candy Corn and I definitely recommend all three!

XO Lauren


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