Leftover Candy Cake Bars


Hi there friends!

It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m throwin’ back to just last month when my favorite supermarket was clearing out their Christmas stock at rock bottom prices.

I was able to stock up on various candies…M&M’s for 88 cents a bag, when they’re usually around $3.00-$3.50 a bag and the large mixed bags of Hershey’s (my favs) for $1.00, when they’re usually $4.00-$4.50 a bag.  Awesome savings, right?

When I got home, I did the good thing and “hid” them all in my “baking box”, so I could use them later for baking projects.  I used half of one of the bags of Mint M&M’s for some yummy minty chocolate cake bars and half of the other bag to decorate my youngest son’s birthday cake.

I still had a good bit of candy left (a whole bag of mixed Hershey’s) when I was looking for a fun dessert for my family last weekend.  So, I figured I would try to make some cake bars with some of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees.  They were sooooo good!


There are endless combinations you could make with different candies and cake flavors…this is just one idea.  Here’s what I did…

Leftover Candy Cake Bars


  • 1 box cake mix (I used yellow for these)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • leftover candy (desired types and quantity)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8X8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Stir cake mix, egg and canola oil together in mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Spread evenly in baking dish.


  • Press candy firmly into batter.


  • Sprinkle top with candy crumbs, if desired (a couple of my trees fell apart, so I made crumbs).


  • Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.



Enjoy! ❤


2 thoughts on “Leftover Candy Cake Bars

  1. This looks so good. Guess I will be hitting the stores after valentines day to stock up!. I am really loving your site. Plus anyone who loves crock pots as much as me(um yeah I did name all of mine) is a woman after my own heart. I had a glitch on my blog so I did not go away just apparently all my posts did :))

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ll go back and check your blog, so glad it’s not gone! 🙂 I absolutely love that you’ve named your crock pots, totally sounds like something I would do. I almost cried when my last one stopped working. Lol. 🙂


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