Leftover Candy Cake Bars

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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!

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  • 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.

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  • Press candy firmly into batter.

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

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

 

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Enjoy! ❤

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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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