Recipe: Make the Kids Happy You Took Their Candy

Recipe: Make the Kids Happy You Took Their Candy


I so desperately wanted to title this post “Get Out of My Life” but that probably wouldn’t draw many people in. As I’ve said, I’ve been trying to get to my goal weight and with a huge pile of Halloween candy sitting around, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.

So I did some thinking and decided that ice cream would be a nice way to get some of that candy off the counter. We talked to the kids ahead of time and got the okay to raid their supply. While they were at school, DH and I sorted through to figure out what we had the most of and what would work well in ice cream.

We factored out ones like Kit Kat because we didn’t want the wafers to be all mushy. Same for Crunch. Systematically, we narrowed it down. We had enough Hershey bars to create a chocolate base and enough Twix to use as a mix-in.


We headed off to Walmart to pick up supplies. Basically, we only needed a handful of ingredients. Most are in our cabinets at home but we needed fresh dairy products. We recently discovered that our Walmart is carrying Dean’s Milk. After our daughters won a contest to be featured on the Dean’s Dip Facebook page, we became big advocates for the brand. We already used their dip (which is why they were featured) but none of the other Dean Food products have been on our shelves before. At least not that we’ve noticed. Until now!

So we grabbed our ingredients, including Dean’s whole milk, and headed home. Here are the rest of the details!

No-Cook Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Twix Ice Cream

  • 2 Cups Dean’s Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 oz (8 Fun Size bars) Hershey Chocolate Bars
  • 3/8 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 6.8 oz (17 mini bars) Twix candy bars

Whisk together milk and heavy cream.

Soften chocolate bars in the microwave (20 seconds at a time). Stir until smooth. While continuously whisking milk mixture, add melted chocolate. Be sure to continue stirring to minimize lumps. You’ll end up with chocolate bits.

Add cocoa powder and sugar to the chocolate milk mixture. Use children to adjust sweetness level.

Chop Twix into bite-sized pieces to use as mix-ins.

Add mixture to ice cream maker and chill according to machine’s directions. KitchenAid attachment required about 30 minutes to get to soft-serve status. Add Twix mix-in pieces and allow to continue to run another 2 minutes. Remove from ice cream maker, place in freezer-safe container and freeze until desired consistency.

Scoop, garnish and enjoy!



About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

25 comments on «Recipe: Make the Kids Happy You Took Their Candy»

  1. Brandi J says:

    This is so great! I have wanted to make ice cream, but I've seen recipes that make you add egg (!!!) and other things that are just out of my cooking abilities! LOL! We can definitely try this out, though!

  2. nicole dz says:

    very easy recipe to follow with simple ingredients. love this! And im a huge twix fan!

  3. Debi says:

    I would be willing to share my candy if I knew I was getting that.

  4. Wow–those look yummy for sure. My kids would share if they knew the end result

  5. Jenn says:

    They look amazing. I have always wanted to make my own ice cream from home, I need a ice cream maker. My Christmas wish list is getting longer and longer 🙂

  6. katrina g says:

    those look like great ideas. i know we will have extra candy for sure.

  7. Kimberly says:

    This post should have come with a warning – WARNING: Will cause drooling! LOL!

    This is such a yummy looking recipe. I think I am going to try it out with my family. They would go crazy for something like this.

    Thanks for sharing and for the great pictures too. Recipes are so much nicer when you have pictures to go along with it.

  8. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I have to admit to the world that I am a huge Twix fan so this is the best recipe ever for me. I am definitely doing this one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I agree. If I were getting this as an end result, I would have no issues either. Looks good!

  10. Michele says:

    No one came to my door – boo hoo – luckily I suspected that would happen so I only bought two small bags (Nestles Crunch minis and Reeses’s Peanut Butter cups) both of which I will gladly gobble up! My town threw a party at one of the schools for the kids where the shopkeepers brought loads of candy-so their parents can figure out what to do with all the extra!!

    1. Scott says:

      There are so many great things to make from Reese’s! They’re my favorite too, and I would have no problem blending them up into a shake!

  11. Rosey says:

    This is a fun way to use the Halloween candy. And good luck to you too, w/your weight loss goals…you.can.resist.the.candy (just repeat it ten times daily, haha).

  12. Wow, as if Twix bars weren’t good enough already. I know I will love this ice cream because of what it is made of.

  13. Thanks for the great ice cream recipe. What a treat I never would have thought to put candy in it.

  14. Mommy2Jam says:

    OH I like the idea of ice-cream sundae. I have so much candy I could really use this for my boys or for myself right about now.

  15. I know my kids would be over the moon for something like this. I have so much leftover Halloween candy I should make it. Thanks for the idea.

  16. Lisa B says:

    This looks freaking DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for sharing all these great ideas!!

  17. Fan R says:

    This looks amazing because it is more than just Twix bars, it is a delicious festivity. I like that no baking required and it is pretty fast. Can be easily made if kids decide to show up unexpectedly (and adults too).

  18. Katie H. says:

    This looks so good, I’ve got to try it! 🙂

  19. Ricardo says:

    The chosen title of this post was right on, peaked my interest right off the bat. Also very creative I never thought of recycling the kids candy in such a way. Really excited about trying this with the extra candy we have lying around.

  20. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Ed says:

    Will have to make this. Twix is one of my favourite chocolate bars.

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