For many people, baking is not only something they have to do to feed the family, it is also a hobby they enjoy. Baking with candy can be a great way to bake unusual, memorable treats! Trying out cookie recipes, cupcakes, brownies and other scrumptious goods with items such as Reese’s peanut butter cups and Godiva chocolates can be a great way to vary from the norm.

The holidays are a great time for baking. But what do you do with those leftover candy canes that you always end up with as you are packing away the ornaments? You incorporate them into your baking, of course! For example, who could resist a candy cane fudge pie- made from chocolate cookies, marshmallows, whipping cream, and of course, crushed candy canes. What better way to get rid of all those candy canes!

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Most people loves to savor Godiva chocolates. But not everyone knows that there are many recipes that can be made from this delectable chocolate. One such recipe is for Godiva chocolate sugar cookies. This cookie is made from ingredients that can be found in most homes, but becomes an extraordinary cookie when you add dark Godiva chocolate bars into the mix. Godiva offers an extensive recipe selection at Godiva, from cookies, cakes, pies, mousses and much more. There are even recipes for baking bread--who could say no to chocolate banana bread made from Godiva chocolate?

Another great candy to work with in baking is the peppermint patty. This minty-chocolate delight works well in a variety of recipes, Peppermint patty brownies are one way to spruce up a typical sweet treat that everyone loves. They are also easy to make, using ingredients that most people have stocked already, with the addition of peppermint patties. Banana peanut butter cupcakes are another great recipe that uses fresh bananas and Reese’s peanut butter cups to create a highly delicious cupcake that the whole family will love. This is an easy recipe that is sure to yield great results. Werther’s candy is a popular sweet that most would think wouldn’t work well for baking. However, this candy can be crushed up to make a wonderful shortbread!

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No matter what kind of candy you have, it is probable that there is a recipe to go with it. Since many holidays mean that you end up with lots of leftover candy, it is wise to find recipes that can use up all that candy just sitting around. Halloween, for example, is a holiday dedicated to collecting as much candy as possible. Use leftovers to make candy and desserts such as a Butterfinger Layer Cake and Apple Candy Bar Salad.

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Baking with candy can be more creative than just the typical sugar cookie recipe with M&M’s added. Try something new for your next party and watch your guests delight at your creative baking skills!