10 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

By Gloria Knott

Whether you went Trick-Or-Treating, gave out candy, or threw a Halloween party, you’re probably stuck with a ton of leftover candy. Sure, leftover halloween candy is delicious to eat alone, but where’s the fun in that?

Plus, once you eat all the good candy, there’s still a ton of the mediocre candy left that you have no desire to actually eat.

So, here are 10 recipes to use up your leftover Halloween candy!

DIY Coldstone.  Chop up your leftover Butter Fingers, Baby Ruth’s, and Snickers, and toss them into your favorite ice cream. Nothing is better than a little bit of Twix in your cookie dough ice cream!

Make A Milkshake. Get your blender ready, ladies! Add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream (a non-dairy version works well too!), in addition to some milk. Toss in your favorite candies and blend it together. Top with more chopped halloween candy before serving. For a vegan version, try this!

Bake Candy-Packed Cookies. Prepare your favorite cookie dough recipe, as usual. Before rolling out your balls of cookie dough, cut fun-size candy bars in half and place one piece in the center of each cookie dough ball. Bake according to your cookie recipe instructions for candy-packed cookies. For the best results, use something with chocolate and avoid anything fruity, gummy, or sour!

Prepare Party Popsicles. Even though the weather is starting to colder, popsicles are always yummy! With a popsicle mold, fill the container with Dots, gummy worms, or licorice – or anything else that’s chewy and fruity. Once your mold is filled with candy, pour in a drink of your choice (lemonade is a favorite!) and pop it in the freezer. Enjoy once solid.

Rice Krispie Treats. Make your standard Rice Krispie treats recipe, but before the treat hardens, throw in some leftover candy corn, M&M’s, or smashed fun-sized candy bars.

Hot Chocolate. Instead of mini marshmallows in your hot cocoa, chop up some pieces of chocolate instead. It will leave your hot chocolate tasting even more delicious!

Pudding Pots. A cup of chocolate pudding, topped with whipped cream, and leftover crushed Halloween candy. What could get better than that? Not to mention you could definitely make the classic pudding “dirt cup” with the little packages of gummy worms or licorice you got on Halloween!

Chocolate Crescents. My favorite ingredient of all time is crescent dough. Fill a triangle with a leftover Hershey’s bar, candy corn, Snickers, Kit-Kats, or, you know, basically anything else. Roll the dough up and bake according to the package’s directions. So. Dang. GOOD.

Better Than Hot Fudge. Who doesn’t love hot fudge? If you don’t have any hot fudge, melt some Snickers, Twix, or anything chocolate. Drizzle that over some ice cream. Yummy.

S’mores. Put a twist on your classic S’mores recipe. While you can definitely use mini Hershey’s bars, try Snickers, Reese’s, or Twix for a different (but still delicious!) taste.

And if worst comes to worst, and you still have candy leftover after these recipes, throw it in a candy dish and put it on your desk at work. Someone is bound to eat it!