Candy Bar Cake

This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable! I have a secret to tell you. Don’t tell anyone – especially not my husband Ryan.. I’ve been hiding halloween candy in our laundry room!! I’m doing it because I love him. It’s just too dangerous to have it laying on the counter saying “eat me!” Surprisingly, knowing where it’s hidden isn’t a big temptation for me. Except for last night. I thought I could just have one piece. But then I decided that would counter act the time I just put in at the gym. So having halloween candy around the house is more dangerous than I thought, one piece here, another there.

And it’s not like we’re saving the candy for trick-or-treaters because we live in a neighborhood that doesn’t really see any trick-or-treaters. That’s why when I buy a bag, I have to use it in recipes. Then for some reason I don’t feel as bad about eating it :) Anyone else have that rationale?

This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable! So what are you to do with that tempting halloween candy? I’m here to tell you your options.

Option 1. Sell your halloween candy to your dentist if they have a program like that. Brilliant idea, cash for candy.

Option 2. The Switch Witch. Your kids decide to let the Switch Witch take their candy and leave a toy in exchange. The downfall? Now the parents are hoarding the candy!

Option 3. Use that halloween candy in delicious recipes. See several of our favorite desserts that incorporate candy here, here, here, and here. But then there is this recipe for the Candy Bar Cake. It’s the ultimate recipe to help you eat up that leftover candy. And it is honestly incredible!

This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable! You can use any kind of chocolate candy you’d like, or even a mishmash of whatever ends up in your kid’s halloween bucket! Top it off with some chocolate drizzle.

This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable!

Candy Bar Cake

Yield: one 9x13 inch cake

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 package German Chocolate Cake Mix, 15.25 oz
  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 oz caramel topping
  • 10 mini twix bars
  • 10 mini milkyway bars
  • 10 mini three musketeers bars
  • 1 container cool whip, 8 oz
  • 1 package softened cream cheese, 8 oz
  • Chocolate drizzle, to top

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven according to the temperature on the back on the package.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the back of the package, making sure to grease the 9x13 inch pan.
  3. While the cake is baking, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping. Set aside.
  4. Also chop the mini candy bars into small pieces. Set aside.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven once it’s done baking. While the cake is still hot, poke holes all over the cake with a straw.
  6. Pour the condensed milk/caramel mixture on top of the cake.
  7. Sprinkle half of the chopped candy bars on top, slightly pressing them into the cake with your fingers or straw. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  8. After it’s chilled, mix the cool whip and cream cheese together and spread the mixture evenly over the cake.
  9. Top the cake with the rest of the chopped candy bars.
  10. Keep refrigerated. Drizzle with chocolate sauce before serving if desired.
This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable! Let me know, what do you do with all your leftover halloween candy?This is the ultimate recipe to help you use up that leftover halloween candy. It is remarkable!

38 comments

  1. I love that your hiding candy. I always get asked where my ‘special’ stash is… I always act the innocent. ;) Love the recipe!

  2. Oh gosh girl you are tempting me and it isn’t even 8 am yet! Al that candy and chocolate! YUM!

    • Hahaa, maybe not quite appropriate for breakfast.. but for 10am snack, I think YES!

  3. Perfect use for leftover Halloween candy! I might have to hide some just so I can have leftovers for this cake!

  4. This cake would be great for Eli’s 4th birthday this week! ( Beth’s nephew)
    How do you take the picture and drizzle chocolate at the same time?

    • Haha, oh lots of practice! You just don’t see all the photos it took to get that one!

  5. Yes I will be doing this on November 1st!!

  6. Beth, that is the best kind of secret! I broke into my secret candy stash at work yesterday and I’m not sharing :) Sign me up for this beautiful cake!

  7. Haha! Hopefully he won’t be reading this then?! The photo’s here are so good! I love that drizzle trickling over the cake, yum!

  8. Haha that is so adorable Beth! Love that you hide candy from your husband :) I have to hide it from my son or else we’ll be paying the dentist so many visits hehe. This cake looks fantastic – perfect for using up all that candy :)

  9. I don’t think this cake could get any sweeter! What a great way to use up some leftover Halloween candy too!

  10. This looks like a dessert I need to put on my holiday menu! Looks as scrumptious as anything I’ve seen!

  11. Tee hee! Candy in the house is most certainly dangerous but I ALWAYS use the excuse that its for a recipe. I usually end up eating it beforehand though – such is the life of a sweet toothed girl. Meanwhile this cake has me totally drooling! Amazing!

    • Haha love the expression such is the life of a sweet toothed girl :) Perfect way to describe us.

  12. I’d totally eat that whole pan in one sitting while passing out Halloween candy! (This is why I can’t be left alone with candy;) Looks delish!

    • Sarah, brillant idea! I didn’t even think about making this FOR halloween night – love that!

  13. So over here we EAT the candy. Usually in a two or three day binge. That way it all gets gone fast. Haha. I’ve been buying a bag or two whenever I go to the store for the last couple weeks. As long as the bags don’t get opened it’s all good. We go all out for Halloween so Yaaay for trick-or-treaters! And I am totally stealing my kiddos’ candy to make this cake :)

    • Hahaa, I can see it now on Halloween night, your making piles.. one for the kids, one for the cake..

  14. I have to hide candy from my husband too! It’s always worth it, though, when I use the candy to make something even more delicious. This cake definitely needs to happen in my house!

    • Yes! Sometimes they don’t understand that the candy will be used for a greater purpose than just eating!

  15. The problem at my house is that I need someone to hide the candy from ME! :)

  16. Oh, my gosh, this looks outrageously delicious!! But that’s exactly the kind of dish my family loves!!!

    • The kind that are soooo delicious, but make you feel like you gotta go to the gym!? :)

  17. OMG you are JUST like me!!! I’ve had Halloween candy hiding in the back of my pantry for a month or so! I love it! If my boys see, it will be gone in minutes! This cake looks absolutely to-die-for. Pinned!

  18. I always have to hide the Halloween candy from my husband. He actually tells me to hide it from him because he’ll eat it all in a matter of days. I’m not usually tempted by candy but now that I’ve seen your candy bar cake, I may be in trouble! It looks incredibly delicious!!! :)

  19. I’m not sure what’s more tempting, the candy by itself or this cake…actually the cake for sure! This looks awesome and such a great way to use up the candy so I don’t just devour it all!

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