Now that Halloween is almost here, you might have started buying a few bags of candy or prepping your costume. And, crafting a spooky or sweet cocktail list for the "after party," to follow trick-or-treating with the kids or a Halloween movie marathon. (Like this Halloween inspired cosmopolitan cocktail.)

Of course you can always use the candy for delicious desserts, like chocolate mousse or truffles, but it's more fun to add them to fun, festive alcoholic drinks. It's super easy too, as most just dissolve in the liquid or work well to add a creamy, indulgent texture. And, they look super sophisticated, so it's a great way to impress party guests!

Here are 3 awesome recipes you'll want to try this season. (And maybe into winter, too.)

Starburst Champagne Cocktail

Sure, starbursts are sweet and chewy, but sometimes they can get stuck in your teeth. A fix? Use them in a cocktail for some "adult" fun, instead. Not only will it add some serious flavor, but it'll also pair well with a few different types of alcohols that can play off its fruitiness and color.

Here, this blogger uses champagne, and it works together perfectly. Simply let it dissolve, and there you go. Just like a rainbow! (And, here are a few tips for hosting a Champagne brunch.)

Get the recipe: Starburst Champagne Cocktail

Snickers Martini

Everyone's favorite Halloween treat, snickers blend chocolate, peanuts, and caramel perfectly. Really, when trick-or-treating, it made the list of the items you'd never want to trade and give away.

But, for adults, snickers also make for some delicious, cocktail fun, like in this snickers martini. (If you're curious, here's how to make a class martini.) Not only does it look sophisticated, but it tastes decadent, with its chocolate drizzle and mini snickers on top.

Get the recipe: Snickers Martini

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Martini

Who can resist a Reese's, right? Well, add some booze to it and make it more "adult" fix in cocktail form, and you're in for an even bigger treat. This candy cocktail is a great way to use up your leftover Halloween candy. (And it's perfect for a Saturday night.)

What's more, you can also make coconut butter cups and add those on top for fun. Coconut and peanut butter taste great together, too.

Get the recipe: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Martini

About the Author

Isadora Baum

Isadora Baum is a freelance writer, author, and certified health coach. She writes for various magazines, such as Bustle, SHAPE, Men's Health, Women's Health, Health, Prevention, POPSUGAR, Runner's World, Reader's Digest, and more. She is also the author of 5-Minute Energy with Simon & Schuster. She can't resist a good sample, a killer margarita, a new HIIT class, or an easy laugh. Beyond magazines, she helps grow businesses through blogging and content marketing strategy. To read her work or inquire, please visit her website: