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35 Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

So, let me guess, you have bags of candy around the house, are trying to limit the amount your kids eat, and are trying to figure out ways to use it up. Well, I have 35 great ideas for you. These are all delicious treats that are super sweet, fun, and a nice change from regular candy bars. They are also great to take to the office, to school, or just about anywhere you are looking to offload your candy stash!

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    35 Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

    If you have some extra Halloween candy lying around, click through for some of these great ideas for ways to use it to make delicious things in the kitchen!

  • Skillet Candy Brownie Pie 2 of 36
    Skillet Candy Brownie Pie

    Stir candy into some rich brownie batter, and bake it in a skillet for a tasty after-dinner pie. This easy-to-make dish will be an instant dessert hit. It also a great way to use up candy in bulk!


    Make skillet candy brownie pie


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Super Easy Snickers Hot Fudge 3 of 36
    Super-easy Snickers Hot Fudge

    It takes just 44 seconds to whip up this delicious, decadent hot-fudge topping! It tastes good over ice cream but also would be great over cheesecake. If you make too much it will easily store in the fridge for a few days.


    Make easy Snickers hot fudge


    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Peanut Butter Cup Monster Cookies 4 of 36
    Peanut Butter Cup Monster Cookies

    Why not stuff some delicious peanut butter cups into your favorite cookie dough for a delicious milk-dipping treat? These cookies are bound to be a hit with kids and adults. Get your kids in the kitchen to help you make them!


    Make peanut butter cup monster cookies


    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies 5 of 36
    Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Candy corn is a decadent addition to chocolate chip cookies! This salty, sweet cookie is bound to be an instant classic in your house. You will especially love the secret ingredient: corn flakes!


    Make candy corn chocolate chip cookies


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Snack Mix 6 of 36
    Candy Snack Mix

    Leftover Halloween candy takes on a whole new life in this sweet, salty snack mix! This stuff is so addictive, it is honestly like candy crack. You might want to make a double batch if you can!


    Make candy snack mix


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 7 of 36
    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

    Stuff leftover mini peanut butter cups in chocolate chip cookies for a terrific, muffin-shaped treat. These are nice easy sizes, and everyone loves them. You can even decorate the tops with frosting.


    Make chocolate peanut butter cup cookies


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Deep-Fried Snickers Bars 8 of 36
    Deep-Fried Snickers Bars

    Whip up deep-fried Snickers bars for an extra-tasty post-Halloween snack! It is unusual to fry candy bars, but trust me: it tastes amazing. Not a fan of Snickers bars? Milky Way or 3 Musketeers candy bars work, too!


    Make deep-fried Snickers bars


    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Milky Way Bar Sauce 9 of 36
    Milky Way Bar Sauce

    You need just two ingredients to whip up this delicious topping to drizzle over ice cream or cheesecake! You will love how the chocolate and caramel melt together. You can even enjoy it alone!


    Make Milky Way bar sauce


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Owl Faces 10 of 36
    Owl Faces

    These fun owl faces are a cinch to make with kids and will help use up at least two kinds of candy.  Everyone will love finding these on their plates. Use a raisin for a nose if you can't eat cashews!


    Make owl faces


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream 11 of 36
    Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

    Whip up your favorite ice cream, and drop in some of those leftover peanut butter cups for a sweet candy taste. This awesome ice cream is perfect in a bowl or a cone. It is the best way to enjoy chocolate on top of chocolate!


    Make peanut butter cup ice cream


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Pie 12 of 36
    Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Pie

    Why not pile all of those peanut butter cups into one amazing, chocolatey, rich pie? Everyone will go wild for this layered treat. It would even be a great dessert for a party.


    Make peanut butter cup cookie pie


    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookie Cake 13 of 36
    Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Cookie Cake

    Give Halloween one last shout-out with this tasty peanut butter cookie pie studded with leftover Reese's Pieces. It is the perfect skillet case that kids and parents will love.


    Make peanut butter Reese's Pieces cake


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • M&M’s Peanut Butter Rainbow Blondies 14 of 36
    M&M Peanut Butter Rainbow Blondies

    Throw those extra M&M's into these delicious peanut butter blondies for an extra-crunchy chocolate treat. Get everyone in the kitchen to make these terrific, moist blondies! They are great for nearly any occasion and will use up all those M&M's!


    Make M&M blondies


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Reese’s Cheesecake Bars 15 of 36
    Reese's Cheesecake Bars

    Reese's cups are the perfect addition to traditional cheesecake bars. The peanut butter and chocolate make a wonderful addition to the cheesecake topping. Plus, they are super easy to make!


    Make Reese's cheesecake bars


    Photo: Cookin' Canuck

  • Snickers Salad 16 of 36
    Snickers Salad

    Have a potluck to go to this week? Use up all those Snickers bars by making a tasty candy apple salad. Everyone will love your "mystery" ingredient!


    Make Snickers salad


    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Twix Caramel Brownies 17 of 36
    Twix Caramel Brownies

    Twix get the royal treatment when stuffed into decadent, chewy chocolate brownies. If you love these, try changing it up by using Kit Kat bars ... or a mix of both!


    Make Twix caramel brownies


    Photo: Paula Jones

  • York Peppermint Patty Sauce 18 of 36
    York Peppermint Patty Sauce

    Melting peppermint patties into cream yields dessert sauce perfection! It turns your boring vanilla into an instant frosty treat. Everyone will love the decadent snack!


    Make peppermint patty sauce


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Leftover Candy Hand-Pies 19 of 36
    Leftover Candy Handpies

    Wrap bits of candy in pie crust to make a tasty pie dessert. Nearly any kind of candy will do. It is a decadent treat to be sure, but just this one time is fine!


    Make candy hand-pies


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Halloween Candy Pancakes 20 of 36
    Halloween Candy Pancakes

    Layer delicious breakfast pancakes with leftover bits of this and that for a ridiculous, over-the-top breakfast. Your kids will go wild. Best to make this a treat just once a year!


    Make candy pancakes


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream 21 of 36
    Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

    This awesome ice cream is simple to make and is filled with real chunks of peanut butter cups. Make your candy into ice cream, and enjoy it all month long!


    Make Reese's peanut butter cup ice cream


    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Halloween Candy Bark 22 of 36
    Halloween Candy Bark

    Melt candy into chocolate, and snap the pieces into tasty pieces of bark studded with Halloween candy. To change it up, use whatever candy you want. You could even use white chocolate or a mix of both!


    Make candy bark


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Monstermash Candy Popcorn 23 of 36
    Monstermash Candy Popcorn

    Sweet candy melted into salty popcorn is the perfect snack for lunch boxes or after school! The googly eyes are so totally adorable, the kids will love them. It also uses up a lot of candy corn in an instant!


    Make candy popcorn


    Photo: In Katrina's Kitchen

  • Candy Bar Lava Cake 24 of 36
    Candy Bar Lava Cake

    This awesome lava cake is filled with the best treat ever: a candy bar. Take your Halloween candy up a notch by making this fancy dessert for a dinner party!


    Make candy bar lava cake


    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Candy Corn Cocktails 25 of 36
    Candy Corn Cocktails

    Did you know you can enjoy a cocktail made from candy corn? Can you imagine a better way to wrap up the end of the Halloween season than sipping on this colorful drink? Me neither.


    Make candy corn cocktails


    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Chocolate and Caramel Candy Corn Fudge 26 of 36
    Chocolate and Caramel Candy Corn Fudge

    Fudge isn't just for Christmas! Make this gooey treat for your friends, and hand it out as gifts for Thanksgiving. Or, just make it now and enjoy it for yourself.


    Make chocolate and caramel candy corn fudge


    Photo: Casey Mullins

  • Vegan Halloween Candy Cookies 27 of 36
    Vegan Halloween Candy Cookies

    Why not use your candy to make these fantastic cookies that are completely vegan? They are full of oats and candy, and topped with sprinkles. They would even be a great school snack.


    Make vegan Halloween candy cookies


    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Halloween Candy S’mores 28 of 36
    Halloween Candy S'mores

    This is a no-brainer: make s'mores! That's right — take whatever meltable candy you have on hand, light a fire, or even the grill, and get toasting those marshmallows!


    Make Halloween candy s'mores


    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Halloween Candy Hot Chocolate 29 of 36
    Halloween Candy Hot Chocolate

    Instead of eating your Halloween candy, drink it! Melt it into this awesome hot chocolate, and enjoy the sweet candy flavor and crunchy topping. Hot chai would work well too!


    Make Halloween candy hot chocolate


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Mini Candy Bar Mug Cake 30 of 36
    Mini Candy Bar Mug Cake

    Need a quick fix? Make this awesome candy bar mug cake in the microwave. You won't believe how easy and delicious it is!


    Make mini candy bar mug cake


    Photo: Julie VR

  • No-Bake Snickers Pie 31 of 36
    No Bake Snickers Pie

    Gather all those awesome Snickers bars, and make this pie. It is an awesome sweet dessert that will transform your tired candy into something special.


    Make no-bake Snickers pie


    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Corn Treats 32 of 36
    17 Candy Corn Recipes

    If you have a lot of candy corn lying around, make one of these awesome treats! Did you know that candy corn tastes great in all kinds of things like popcorn, drinks, and more? Click through for 17 delicious ideas!


    Make recipes with candy corn


    Photo: Sheri Silver

  • Monster Treats 33 of 36
    Monster Treats

    These adorable monster treats are a terrific way to use up leftover M&M's. You could even make these a project for a kid's classroom! Think of your favorite monster, and get started.


    Make monster treats


    Photo: Casey Mullins

  • Gummy Bear Cookies 34 of 36
    Gummy Bear Cookies

    These adorable cookies are so much fun to make with kids, and all you need to fill them are the leftover gummy treats from Halloween! The result: a bite-sized, chewy treat your little one will devour.


    Make gummy bear cookies



    Photo: Sheri Silver

  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake 35 of 36
    Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

    This incredibly cheesecake tastes amazing on its own, but is even better garnished with leftover Halloween candy! Make it your own with whatever your baskets have in it. An assortment of colors always looks best!


    Make dulce de leche cheesecake


    Photo: Nicole Presley

  • Caramel-Stuffed Snickerdoodles 36 of 36
    Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

    These amazing cookies are stuffed with caramels, just like the ones probably sitting in your Halloween bucket. Make these for your family this weekend and they'll be glad for their favorite candy in a new form!


    Make caramel-stuffed snickerdoodles


    Photo: Brooke McLay


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