Use up any leftover candy by making these simple 3-ingredient Halloween Candy Cups. Fill ‘em up with any candy you’d like and enjoy them as a sweet treat.
Can you believe Halloween is this weekend? I say “this weekend” because I feel like Halloween is a weekend-long celebration rather than just one day. I live in an apartment complex, so we don’t do trick-or-treat, but I still wanted to buy Halloween candy. ….because why not?!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? Going to any parties? Going trick-or-treating with any kiddos? I actually have plans for the first time in a long time, and per the usual I have no idea what I’m going to dress up as. It’s not that I hate Halloween—I don’t—but I hate having to spend money on a costume. I know, I’m such a scrooge, but that’s how I feel. If you see me on Insta Stories dressed up as a cat or something totally unoriginal, that’s why. Friday night is my friend’s Halloween party, and Saturday is Miguel’s friend and co-workers birthday party. Party, party, party… I’m ready!
I was at Target when I passed the Halloween section and perhaps a person who doesn’t participate in trick-or-treat or who doesn’t have any kids would pass by it without second glance, but not me. Nope, nope, nope. I decided to walk right up to it and buy some Kit Kats, M&M’s and Reese’s with every intention of making something Halloween-y.
And THAT is how these Halloween candy cups were born.
You could of course use whatever candy you want—Snickers, PayDay, Almond Joy—anything really. Pause: how good would Almond Joy cups be?! Wish I would have thought of that sooner.
If you’ve ever made your own chocolate cups then you already know how easy it is, and if you haven’t, let me tell you: SO EASY it’s stupid easy, as I like to say.
Tip: Make sure to fill the cups up both with candy and with the chocolate. I was afraid to put “too many” M&Ms in them, but I’m not sure there is such a thing.
These cups are perfect to take to a Halloween party OR perfect for using up leftover Halloween candy. I’m fairly certain anyone who gives out candy always ends up with leftover candy, and though candy is delicious on its own, it’s even better when packed inside a dark chocolate candy cup. Trust me!
- 2 bags (24 oz. dark chocolate chips)
- ½ cup coconut oil*
- Variety of candy: Reese cups, M&M's, Kit Kat, etc.
- Melt 1 bag of chocolate chips and ¼ cup coconut oil together in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds OR over the stovetop on low-medium heat.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and distribute melted chocolate evenly amongst liners; place muffin tin in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop up any candy that requires chopping (i.e. anything other than Reese cups or M&M's, probably), and melt the rest of the chocolate and coconut oil together.
- Remove tin from freezer and place Halloween candy in the cups. Don't be afraid to pack 'em full!
- Once filled, pour the remaining chocolate overtop and place the tin back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and enjoy!
- These candy cups last longer when stored in the refrigerator.