11 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

on October 27, 2015


We're All Guilty...

So maybe your kids did too good of a job trick-or-treating this year. Or maybe you couldn't pass up the candy aisle or after-Halloween sales. Whatever the reason, here are 11 sweet ways to use that leftover Halloween candy.

Mom on Timeout

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Fudge

Fudge is an easy way to give new life to leftover candy. This is a great treat to make and share with friends!

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Candy Bar Fudge

Lemon Lime Adventures

Starburst Rock Cycle

For a great teachable moment, use Starburst to teach kids about the rock cycle. Educational and tasty? We're sold.

Here's how: Edible Rock Cycle

Garnish With Lemon

Candy Bar Blondies

This sweet and simple blondie batter is the perfect base for any kind of Halloween candy. Feel free to mix and match your favorites for sweet candy perfection.

Get the recipe: One Bowl Candy Bar Blondies


Candy Pies

Stuff your favorite chocolate candies into these pies for a burst of warm, chocolatey flavor. These use premade pie crust, so they're super easy, too!

Get the recipe: Leftover Candy Hand Pies

Mama Papa Bubba

Skittles Paint

Taste the rainbow-and then paint with it! Using Skittles and corn starch, you can create vibrant colors perfect for a kid-friendly activity.

Get the recipe: Glossy Skittles Paint

Just a Taste

Halloween Candy Bark

This fun candy bark recipe is so flexible-use any candy you'd like along with salty additions like pretzels or potato chips for an irresistible flavor combination.

Get the recipe: Halloween Candy Bark

Heather's French Press

Reeseu2019s Peanut Butter Dip

Everyone's favorite chocolate and peanut butter candy just got a sweet upgrade! Pair it with apples or pretzels for a whole new way to enjoy.

Get the recipe: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Dip

Art of Dessert

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

We can't believe how amazing this swoon-worthy cake looks. Find everything chocolate-related in your Halloween stash and get to work!

Get the recipe: Chocolate Wasted Cake

Baker by Nature

Candy Cookie Cake

What could be better than combining cookies and candy? This cookie cake is simple to make and is a great dessert to share or brighten up someone's day!

Get the recipe: Halloween Candy Cookie Cake

The Centsible Life

Turkey Cookies

These cute turkeys would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread, and they use all sorts of leftover candy! Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe (this one is gluten-free!) and decorate away.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Turkey Cookies


Donate It

If you STILL have too much Halloween candy, consider donating it to a good cause. Operation Gratitude will send candy overseas to troops as a sweet way to say "thank you."