8 Fun Recipes to Use Up All That Leftover Halloween Candy

8 Fun Recipes That Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy

If you somehow find yourself with an overwhelming amount of Halloween candy this year, don’t fret! Instead of picking at it until the new year or simply tossing it, you can turn your excess into an amazing dessert to share. Here, eight delicious ways to turn that Halloween candy into something even more delicious.

Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark

Halloween Candy Recipes: Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark from Brown Eyed Baker
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Not only is this chocolate bark pretty to look at, but it also uses candy corn, everyone’s love it or hate it seasonal treat (correct answer: LOVE IT!), paired with salty pretzels. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty that is highly addictive. Get the recipe on Brown Eyed Baker.

Witch’s Brew Brownies

Halloween Candy Recipes: Witch's Brew Brownies from Home. Made. Interest.
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Call something “witches brew” and I’m instantly on board. These brownies add a fun twist to boxed brownie mix and make your leftover candy magically disappear. The real winner here is edible eyes, if you can get your hands on some. Get the recipe on Home. Made. Interest.

Peanut Butter Candy Popcorn

Halloween Candy Recipes: Peanut Butter Candy Popcorn from Pumpkin 'n Spice
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Make the ideal mix of sweet and salty in this easy recipe from Pumpkin ‘n Spice. Peanut butter, honey, and whatever candy you have on hand makes for a tasty, fun and indulgent snack. Get the recipes on Pumpkin ‘n Spice.

Aquarium Cookies


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If you have hard candy leftover and really want to impress, give these fun cookies a try. It isn’t a quick task, but the results will impress any kid. Get the recipe on Tasty.

Halloween Candy Cake

I can’t think of anything more fun than topping your favorite cake with a ridiculous amount of candy. Add a cute pumpkin face and it’s almost too cute to eat. Get the recipe on Cookies & Cups.

Gummy Bear Sangria

Halloween Candy Recipes: Gummy Bear Sangria from My Name is Yeh
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This one is very different and just for the adults, as the leftover gummy bears are soaked in vodka for an extra punch. Really, you can use any gummy candy you have on hand. Get the recipe on My Name is Yeh.

Bonus: If you have hard candy to spare and want to liven up the party some more, check out these jolly rancher shot glasses by Princess Pinky Girl.

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownie Trifle

Halloween Candy Recipes: Leftover Halloween Candy Brownie Trifle from The Kitchen Magpie
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This beautiful recipe uses three cups of chopped up leftover candy in a delicious and creative way. It also includes the recipe for The Kitchen Magpie’s best brownies ever. Candy, brownies, and whipped cream? You can’t go wrong. Get the recipe on The Kitchen Magpie.

Sweet Tart and Pixy Stix Cake

Halloween Candy Recipes: Sweet Tart and Pixie Stix Cake from Easybaked
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Turn a boring vanilla boxed cake into a fun candy-filled dessert that everyone will love. Bottle Caps and Sprees even work well in this recipe. Get the recipe on Easybaked.

If baking is not your thing, consider donating your candy through a candy buy-back program!

Many dentists offer a candy buy-back program so your child can earn some money and their candy can go to a good cause like Soldier’s Angels or Operation Gratitude. Search for a program near you.

Macaire DouglasMacaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.