#SundaySupper: Recipes That Use Leftover Halloween Candy

It’s October 30th, the day my Treat turns the big O-N-E! It also happens to be the day before Halloween, which is why our #SundaySupper team has gathered together over 20 recipe ideas for using up all of that leftover Halloween candy. Thank you to T.R. Crumbly of Gluten Free Crumbly for hosting this sweet event.

We have lived in 4 different homes since being married in 2010 and have yet to hand out candy to more than 10 kids on a Halloween. It makes me a little saddened. Growing up our neighborhood was a great trick-or-treating destination and my parents would had out tons of candy! As the years went on people stopped going down the middle streets of the block so my parents would set up shop at the end of the driveway to let trick-or-treaters know there were houses worth stopping for.

Our first home in NWFL was a townhome on the corner across from a gas station – not exactly kid friendly. Our second home in NWFL was in a real neighborhood, but we still didn’t get any trick-or-treaters! I chalked it up to living in the bible belt, the largest church in town always did a trunk-or-treat type of thing.

I had huge hopes when we moved to Ohio. Our long standing neighborhood home was a bus stop. How could we not get trick-or-treaters?! Halloween 1 in Ohio arrived with freezing rain. The handful of children who braved the elements earned more than their fair share of our Halloween candy!

I spent Halloween 2 in Ohio in the hospital with our family’s newest addition, Treat. The grandparents manned the house, handing out candy, and taking Firecracker for his first trick-or-treating.

My 1 day old Treat – 2015

This year is our first in California and my hopes for trick-or-treaters is close to zero. My friend informed me that one of the main streets shuts down and does trick-or-treating for two hours on Halloween. So, like most families in our area, we’ll be heading that way. I will, of course, leave a bowl out of candy, just in case!

That long “sob story” of Halloweens as an adult means I’ve definitely experienced an over abundance of candy come November. Usually, the candy would make its way to the office.

This year, I bought one bag of KitKats and Reese’s. I wanted candy in the house that I wouldn’t mind eating should I be left with a bunch of it.

Turns out, I picked candy that lends itself nicely to post-Halloween baking, too!

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake | Sew You Think You Can Cook (toddler)

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake


  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 3/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4-5 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8″ cake pan with foil and lightly grease.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk, oil, and egg in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Remove 1/2 C of the mixture and set aside. Add in the baking soda, and mix to combine.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Top with chopped peanut butter cups and reserved flour mixture.
  5. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out cleanly.

*This recipe is adapted from Jocelyn at http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/05/peanut-butter-cup-coffee-cake/*

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake for #SundaySupper from Sew You Think You Can Cook








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21 thoughts on “#SundaySupper: Recipes That Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  1. Yes, please! All the best things of life =) PB cups and coffee cake crumble topping =) P.s. I’ve not moved as often as you but understand the wish for trick or treaters. Welcome to CA =)

    1. Let me know how it turns out! I’m thinking of mixing some extra candy into the batter next time. Now that no one rang my doorbell last night.

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