Maybe there weren’t a bunch of trick-or-treaters or maybe you scored a major deal on bulk Halloween candy. But now that the holiday has passed, what will you do with all of that leftover candy??
If you’re like me you’ll sneak a few pieces for yourself, but there are quite a few ways you can make use of that extra candy lying around.
Whether you have an abundance of Reese’s (my personal favorite), candy corn, or even Skittles, I found a few recipes that will help you use up your stash.
Take a peek at the best ways to use leftover candy below!
Candy Corn and White Chocolate Blondies
Whether you like it or not, candy corn is one of the most popular Halloween candies on the market. But if you have a few extra bags lying around, you’ll have to take a look at this recipe.
These Candy Corn and White Chocolate Blondies from Averie Cooks are chewy, easy to make, and packed with bright colors. They look like the’d be great for Thanksgiving, too! Check out the full recipe HERE.
You can also add some candy corn to my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just add some “kernels” when you stir in your chocolate chips!
Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
But if you’re more of a brownie person instead of a blondie person, there’s a recipe for you as well!
Check out this option I found from Taste of Home. In addition to the brownie base, these are packed with M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces throughout. Then, they’re topped with assorted leftover candy. (get creative with whatever you have on hand!
Halloween Candy Bark
What I love about chocolate bark is that you can top it with just about anything. In this case, it’s leftover candy from Halloween!
This Taste of Home dessert uses white candy coating as a base. On top, it’s piled high with Oreo cookies, pretzels, candy corn, peanuts and milk chocolate M&M’s.
You can find the exact recipe HERE, but you can also sprinkle the base with whatever candy you have on hand (I love the sweet and salty flavors together!).
Reese’s will always be one of my favorite candies. I mean… the chocolate and peanut butter combo really can’t be beat.
In this recipe, the classic candy is combined Rice Krispies, chocolate chips, and creamy peanut butter. Since they’re formed into balls, they make for a great on-the-go snack!
You can find all of the instructions from Oh Sweet Basil HERE.
Double Chocolate Caramel Caramel Corn & Cocoa Bars
Sticking with the Rice Krispy theme, I also discovered this bar recipe. Even the photo looks good enough to devour!
This Averie Cooks treat makes use of lots of types of leftover candy including M&Ms, Butterfinger Bars, Twix, and Snickers. She also adds in marshmallows, chocolate chips, a chocolate drizzle and more.
Can you say scrumptious?? Take a peek at everything you need for the recipe HERE.
Related: My German Chocolate Caramel Cake
Homemade Reeses Blizzard
Have you ever tried one of those Blizzard treats from Dairy Queen? If not I recommend swinging through the drive-thru soon… but here’s a recipe to make the crowd-favorite dessert at home!
With only 3 ingredients, this recipes is BEYOND simple. Grab yourself some ice cream, milk, and leftover Reese’s cups and you’re set! The creator behind this recipe recommends using just a small amount of milk—barely enough to get the mixture to move in the blender.
You can find all of the instructions from Salt and Baker HERE.
Candy Bar Apple Salad
If something has the word “salad” in it, it has to be healthy, right? At least that’s what I’m telling myself because this Candy Bar Apple Salad from Taste of Home looks delish.
This treat requires Snickers, so if the neighborhood kids managed to leave you with a few extras, you can put them to good use here. The candy is stirred together with apples, pudding mix, and whipped topping. Doesn’t that sound good?
You can make your own batch with the recipe HERE.
Related: My Ambrosia Salad
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
The next holiday to look forward to? Thanksgiving! And these festive cookies are bound to make everyone at the big meal smile.
Perfect for those leftover Reese’s peanut butter cups, these easy-to-make cookies look exactly like pilgrim hats. The best part? They’re made with pre-made cookies. No baking required!
Check out all the instructions HERE.
Skinny Candy Dip
Tell me this dip doesn’t look decadent… The crunch. The creaminess. I’ll take a whole bowl!
This dip from Crazy for Crust is packed with Snickers, though you can also use Milky Way candies or Twix bars. The only other ingredients you need are vanilla greek yogurt and caramel sauce!
Try the dip by checking out the full recipe HERE.
Skittles White Chocolate Fudge
All of these recipes have one thing in common… they’re made with chocolate leftover candy. But this one is made with fruity ones instead!
Skittles are the star of the show in this fudge from Plating Pixels. With a white chocolate base, the sweetness is combined with the tartness of the Skittles for a flavor you won’t want to miss.
Sound good? You can find the full fudge recipe HERE.
I have a few more bars of leftover candy still lying around. That’s why I can’t wait to try some of these unique recipes! Which one will you make?
From my kitchen to yours,