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Whaaat? Leftover candy?! Is that even possible? Not around here! Even though Halloween isn’t for another few days, one big bucket of candy is already gone. Abracadabra… Poof! All gone.

I know that most of the plain milk chocolates made their way to my husband. The Twix and Kit Kats chilled with me, and Ana is collecting all the M&M’s, Reese’s, and who knows what else. Ana said she was glad that Aleksandra was so small because she doesn’t want to share her candy with her little sister. Great! That’s a peek into my future.

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I think I ate more than half the candy bars while making these hand pies. Hey, Ana helped! She also drizzled the top of the pies with chocolate. The ones photographed were the best ones that I could pull out of 12. icon smile Leftover Candy Hand Pies

But, what’s important is that she and I had a blast baking all these Halloween treats together. She did test my nerves on many occasions, but I kept my cool and told myself, “It’s not about you, it’s about the kids…It will never be about you again…”.

So how about these hand pies! I usually make a frozen pie with all the leftover candy, but these past two years I have turned toward the hand pies. They are so quick and easy. Chop up the candy, put it on the pie crust, fold over and bake! You can even use store-bought pie crust…I did!

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Before I put a close to this week’s Halloween theme, I would like to thank those that shared their spooky links at my Halloween Link Party! Please click over and check out their links for fun Halloween inspiration.

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Click over to my Halloween Pinterest Board! icon smile Leftover Candy Hand Pies

ENJOY!

Leftover Candy Hand Pies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 Hand Pies

Ingredients

  • 1 rolled out pie crust
  • 3-inch round cookie cutter
  • small candy bars, chopped, I used Kit Kats, Twix, and mini Reese's cups
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Roll out the pie crust
  • Grab a round cookie cutter and cut out circles
  • Place about a tablespoon of chopped candy on one side of each circle.
  • Fold the dough over the candy and crimp the edges with fingers or fork.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over the hand pies and serve.
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  1. Emily @ Life on Food October 29, 2012 at 6:55 AM - Reply

    My husband happened to be sitting next to me while reading this and needless to say he wants us to make some ASAP.

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook October 28, 2012 at 3:27 AM - Reply

    This comes in right time! We always have leftover candies and I love how easy these pies are. Even I can bake this! No one knew I used leftover to make these pies… heheheh. :D

  3. Terra October 28, 2012 at 1:04 AM - Reply

    What a great idea, we always buy too much candy. This would be a fun treat for sure! Love it, Hugs, Terra

  4. mjskit October 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM - Reply

    what a GREAT idea! I have a friend that doesn’t have kids, so she always complains about leftover Halloween candy. Obviously she buys too much in the first place. :) She’ll definitely enjoy this and maybe she’ll share. :)

  5. Ramona October 27, 2012 at 7:11 AM - Reply

    Mmmm… what a yummy idea!! These hand pies look ooey.. gooey and delicious! :)

  6. Lora @cakeduchess October 26, 2012 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Oh, this is a great idea. I always have leftover candy and I could make these just for me;)

  7. Liz October 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    My hubby would be eating all the plain chocolate, too! But I’d save my share to make these delectable hand pies :) Have a lovely weekend, Kate!

  8. Sam Said October 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Reply

    Wow… very irresistible recipes :) beautiful website as well. Thank you for showing us how to do the good / dangerous stuff!!

  9. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen October 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM - Reply

    Oooh! Dangerous, girl!!

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