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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Cups

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This tasty idea is brought to you by PAM Cooking Spray — however, all ideas are my own! 

Sam is so excited when he hauls home a great stash of Halloween candy! I almost think he is more excited at the sheer abundance rather than the actual eating. We always seem to have leftover Halloween candy. Is it like that at your house too? Repurpose those leftover candies by making candy-cookie cups. They’ll disappear like magic!

Spray PAM on Muffin Tin

I love to bake but I don’t always have time to make everything from scratch—who does these days? A few kitchen hacks save a ton of time and my guys think I’m some kind of wonderful. One of my favorite “tools” for baking is PAM Cooking Spray. It helps everything go faster! My goal is always enjoying the end product with my guys, not extended clean up time in the kitchen.

Kitchen Hacks: PAM on Knife

First off, I use PAM Cooking Spray on my knife before I chop up the candy. It works great! Even the caramels don’t stick to the knife. The other day I made a recipe that called for caramels and I forgot to spray my knife first. It was a sticky mess, I wasted a bunch of candy, and it took way too long to clean up.

Halloween Candy Cookie Cups

For these candy-cookie cups, use pre-made cookie dough—another time saver. And who else besides me has discovered that no-stick muffin pans aren’t necessarily no stick? Spray Pam Cooking Spray on the no-stick muffin pan!  Getting the cookies out of the pan is a breeze and cleanup is easy. PAM Cooking Spray doesn’t add any funny taste to your baked goods, either.

Cookie Dough in Muffin Tin

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Bake the dough according to the package directions, as far as oven temperature and timing. When you put the dough in a muffin tin, it naturally forms the cup shape. When they come out of the oven, immediately put the cut-up Halloween candy in the middle of each cookie cup. That way the candy melts in the most satisfying way, yet the cookie doesn’t become soggy.

Cute Halloween Food Ideas

So this year when you have a bunch of leftover Halloween candies, keep these Happy Homemaker tricks up your sleeve and give your family some new taste treats—bon appetit!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.