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27 Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

Leftover Halloween Candy

If you’re like so many parents right about now, you have bags and bags of leftover candy lying around the house but don’t necessarily want it all to end up in your kids. Why not turn the candy into 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! I have a few ideas – 27, to be exact – that can help:

1. Skillet Candy Brownie Pie

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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’s also a great way to use up your bulk candy!

(recipe via Babble)

2. Super Easy Snickers Hot Fudge

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

You only need 44 seconds to whip up this delicious, decadent hot fudge topping! It tastes good over ice cream but would also be great over cake. And if you make too much, it will easily store in the fridge for a few days.

(recipe via Babble)

3. Peanut Butter Cup Monster Cookies

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

Why not stuff some delicious peanut butter cups into your favorite cookie dough for a delicious milk-dipping treat?

(recipe via Babble)

4. Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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! (Apologies for any excessive corniness.)

(recipe via Babble)

5. Candy Snack Mix

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Leftover Halloween candy takes on a whole new life in this sweet ‘n’ salty snack mix – and, word to the wise, this stuff is so addictive that you might want to make a double batch if you can.

(recipe via Babble)

6. Deep-Fried Snickers Bars

Image Source: Paula Jones
Image Source: Paula Jones

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

(recipe via Babble)

7. Milky Way Bar Sauce

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

You need only two ingredients to whip up this delicious topping to drizzle over ice cream or cake! You will love how the chocolate and caramel melt everything together.

(recipe via Babble)

8. Owl Faces

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

These fun owl faces are a cinch to make with kids and will help use up at least two kinds of candy. And just use a raisin for a nose if you can’t eat cashews!

(recipe via Babble)

9. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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

(recipe via Babble)

10. Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cake

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Give Halloween one last shout-out with this tasty peanut butter cookie pie studded with leftover Reese’s Pieces and enjoy a delicious skillet cake with the whole family.

(recipe via Babble)

11. M&M’s Peanut Butter Rainbow Blondies

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Throw those extra M&M’s into these delicious peanut butter blondies for an extra-crunchy chocolate treat.

(recipe via Babble)

12. York Peppermint Patty Sauce

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Melting peppermint patties into cream yields dessert sauce perfection! It turns your boring vanilla ice cream into an instant frosty treat.

(recipe via Babble)

13. Leftover Candy Hand-Pies

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Wrap bits of candy in pie crust to make a tasty pie dessert. Bonus: Nearly any kind of candy will do, and feel free to mix and match.

(recipe via Babble)

14. Halloween Candy Pancakes

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Layer delicious breakfast pancakes with leftover bits of this and that for a ridiculous, over-the-top breakfast extravaganza.

(recipe via Babble)

15. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Image Source: Laura Levy
Image Source: Laura Levy

This awesome ice cream is simple to make and is filled with real chunks of peanut butter cups. One can never have too much peanut butter with chocolate, after all.

(recipe via Babble)

16. Candy Bar Lava Cake

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

This awesome lava cake is filled with the best kind of eruption imaginable. Take your Halloween candy up a notch by making this fancy dessert for a dinner party!

(recipe via Babble)

17. Candy Corn Cocktails

Image Source: Paula Jones
Image Source: Paula Jones

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.

(recipe via Babble)

18. Chocolate and Caramel Candy Corn Fudge

Image Source: Casey Mullins
Image Source: Casey Mullins

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.

(recipe via Babble)

19. Vegan Halloween Candy Cookies

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Why not use your candy to make these fantastic cookies (that are completely vegan, by the way)? They are full of oats and candy and topped with sprinkles and would make a perfect school snack.

(recipe via Babble)

20. Halloween Candy S’mores

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Image Source: Paula Jones

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

(recipe via Babble)

21. Halloween Candy Hot Chocolate

Image Source: Kelsey Banfield
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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!

(recipe via Babble)

22. Mini Candy Bar Mug Cake

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

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

(recipe via Babble)

23. No-Bake Snickers Pie

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Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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Snickers? More like compliments! When you serve this delectable pie for dinner guests, they won’t be able to talk about anything else in the best possible way.

(recipe via Babble)

24. Monster Treats

Image Source: Casey Mullins
Image Source: Casey Mullins

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

(recipe via Babble)

25. Gummy Bear Cookies

Image Source: Sheri Silver
Image Source: Sheri Silver

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.

(recipe via Babble)

26. Caramel-Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

These amazing cookies are stuffed with caramels, just like the ones sitting at the bottom of your Halloween bucket. Make them for your family this week and they’ll be glad for their favorite ooey gooey candy in a magical new form.

(recipe via Babble)

27. Peanut Butter Monster Krispies

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

Making these monstrously delicious Rice Krispies treats is a fun and easy way to spend an afternoon with the kids at home.

(recipe via Babble)

Ready to get in the Halloween spirit? ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween kicks off Monday, October 19th. Check out the lineup here and tune in to your favorite Halloween classics!

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