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M & M Covered Apples

Once the excitement and initial sugar-high of Halloween have passed, most families are going to be left with a pile of Halloween candy that either needs to be tossed (wasteful) or eaten (not exactly healthy). But candy shouldn't always be seen at face value. In fact, all sorts of candy can be used as a key ingredient in many recipes.

And while they may still have a sweet side, when you put a lot of candy into a recipe and then split it many ways amongst friends and family, everyone gets a little taste and the candy disappears a lot faster -- which is almost always a good thing. We've rounded up some of the most delectable recipes using Halloween candy that might even have you setting aside your favorites from the bag as soon as the kids get home from trick-or-treating.

M&M Covered Apples

Candy can't be bad for you when you mix it with fruit, right? Cover an apple in M&M candies to create a random or deliberate pattern depending on the look you're going for. Candied apples are a sign of the season and they couldn't be much more literal or delicious than when apples are dipped in melted caramel and then covered in chocolate.

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