To prepare for my first Halloween of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, I hightailed it over to Walmart as soon as October hit. I scoured the shelves, searching for the biggest and best variety bag—no way did I want to be called “the house with the bad candy you should skip!”
As I poked and prodded almond every mix on the aisle, the corners of my mouth began to turn down. Most bags contained only one kind of candy (boring), and those with multiple types were stuffed with fun- or full-sized bars.
In my (highly inexperienced) opinion, kids—and myself—prefer the mini-sized candy because they can take 3-4 pieces without appearing greedy or needing to choose between Baby Ruths or Reese’s, Twix or Tootsie Rolls, Skittles or Smarties. Instead of appearing stingy, the houses with the smallest treats turn into the most popular places in town!
(Unless you end up with really rich neighbors that give out king-sized Hershey’s, Kit-Kat, and Crunch Bars. Then you might as well switch off your porch light and blow out your jack-o-lanterns. But hey, more sweets for you!)
I finally moped my way out of the Halloween section and over to the regular grocery aisles, in desperate need of dark chocolate to console myself since I wouldn’t supply the little witches and ghosts with the coolest candy on the block. As I trudged past the shelves, a misshapen bag of M&Ms in the middle of the floor caught my eye, and I glanced up to my right.
I had completely forgotten that Walmart still maintains their normal candy aisle during every holiday, even Halloween. Shiny bags of Snickers, Rolos, Heath Bars, and Hershey’s Kisses smiled at me, luring me closer with their sweet chocolaty scent. How could I refuse?
And now, only one week later, those bags sit half empty on the top shelf of my hallway coat closet in a feeble attempt to make me stop sneaking every mini 3 Musketeer, Dark Chocolate Milky Way, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the packages. Who wants to bet I’ll still have some left on October 31?
After making these Mini Candy Bar Turnovers, I guarantee I won’t!
You just need 4 ingredients: your favorite chocolate-covered candy, milk, sugar, and crescent roll dough. I chose Immaculate Baking’s crescent rolls because their Nutrition Information looks much better than other brands: 90 calories per crescent roll with only 30 of them from fat! (Compared to Pillsbury with 100 calories, 55-60 of them from fat.) Plus you can pronounce and recognize every ingredient they include.
You want to use chocolate-covered candy because the outer chocolate layer melts while baking, making the middle of each turnover ooey and gooey. I tried 3 Musketeers, Milky Ways, Snickers, Rolos, and Reese’s, and each candy center melted perfectly.
When crimping the edges closed, be sure to press down firmly with the fork. This minimizes the amount of candy that sneaks out the sides. I still had some that oozed—and others that exploded out the top!
These Mini Candy Bar Turnovers are really easy to make—the hardest part is choosing the candy and unwrapping it! You’ll love the taste of the buttery dough paired with the melted chocolaty center. And I promise it’ll help curb those cravings of needing to sneak every single sweet treat from the candy bag!
Disclaimer: I was sent the package of crescent rolls from the Immaculate Baking Company free-of-charge. All text, opinions, and recipe are my own.