Halloween is a time for costumes, spooky decorations, and of course, candy! If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of leftover Halloween candy after the holiday is over. Don’t worry, we have some delicious recipes that will help you use it up! These recipes are perfect for using up extra candy bars, chocolates, and other sweets!
What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
Halloween is over, yet you’re left with a bucketload of leftover candy, lollies and chocolate bars. What now?
Sure, you could eat it all! But that decision would come with deep regret! Leftover Halloween candy is the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious desserts. Some of them you can even freeze for later.
Just like these leftover candy cane recipes for the post-Christmas stash, these ideas are fun for repurposing sweet treats into something the whole family will enjoy. Unless you’ve switched to giving out non-candy Halloween Treats, there is always some edible treats leftover!
We’ve put together a list of our favourite Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes for you to try! These recipes are quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious!
Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes
This time of year almost always leaves you with so much candy and chocolate leftovers, from gummy candies to Milky Way, Kit Kat bars and hard candy and so much chocolate!
Rather than stuff yourselves for weeks on end with sugary treats, why not get out the mixing bowl and make November your new favourite month to try new dessert and treat recipes?
This is a far more delicious way to use up the candies no one really wants to eat after Halloween too because let’s be real… some of what is leftover are leftover for a reason!
Get inspired with these leftover candy desserts and leftover candy cookie ideas!
Halloween Candy Desserts
Find your new favourite decadent dessert recipes, with creative ways to turn a variety of candy into your family treat or desserts to share. Most of these tasty treats can be made to suit the small pieces of candy and chocolate bars that you have leftover from Halloween, so get creative and make them your own!
1. No Bake Condensed Milk Slice
This no-bake condensed milk slice recipe is one of the most diverse when it comes to using up leftover chocolates and candies. This is a recipe my mum first shared with me many years ago and between us, we have made it with almost every type of lolly and chocolate bar mixed in. Malteasers, Cherry Ripe, jelly lollies, and of course, Turkish Delight.
2. Candy Corn + Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
These sweet and salty Cheerio bars are the perfect way to use up extra candy corn! This sticky, gooey treat is made in the microwave with natural peanut butter then chilled, cut into bars and ready to enjoy!
3. Twix Hot Cocoa Bombs
These fun and festive Hot Cocoa Bombs are made with leftover Twix candy bars, but you could easily use any chocolate bar you have leftover! Simply melt the chocolate, pour it into moulds, add your favourite hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, and then chill until solid. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply place one in a mug of hot milk and watch the magic happen!
4. Butterfinger Pie
This Butterfinger pie is an easy leftover candy dessert that is perfect for using up those leftover Butterfinger candy bars. The pie has an Oreo crust, creamy peanut butter filling and is topped with fluffy homemade whipped cream. Best of all, this is a no-bake pie recipe! And one you can easily substitute with different mini chocolates that you have left.
5. Oreo White Chocolate Halloween Bark
Halloween Bark is one of the easiest ways to use leftover candy. It also makes a great treat for Halloween parties. But don’t limit it just to Halloween, since you can repurpose your Halloween candy leftovers into chocolate bark to suit any theme or season! This is an epic Halloween chocolate bark though with everything loaded into the mix!
6. Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
These cute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for using up extra candy! These ones look great for the Halloween food table but who says you can’t eat them afterwards too!
7. No Bake Candy Cheesecake
Why not turn your favourite no-bake cheesecake recipe into a candy-loaded cheesecake, like this one? Use any leftover candy or chocolates that you like for a sweet treat the whole family will love, even well after the Halloween season ends.
8. Snickers Cookie Cups
These easy-to-make Snickers cookie cups are made using cake mix, topped with pieces of leftover Snickers chocolate bars and icing.
9. Candy Bar Blondies
These candy bar blondies are made with a brown sugar blondie base and are loaded with your favourite candy bars. Use up any leftover chocolate or candy that you have for a delicious dessert that the whole family will love! Great for leftover M&Ms or chocolate candy bars. You can even throw in some hard candies for a pop of flavour.
10. Oreo Brownies
Just like many of these other recipes, this brownies recipe is a great one for adding anything you have on hand. Not just Oreos. Use the brownie recipe and then make it your own by adding leftover M&M, chocolate bars, Mint Slice, nuts, and so on.
11. Reese’s Peanut Butter S’More Parfait
This no-bake Reese’s Peanut Butter S’More Parfait is the perfect way to use up extra Reese’s peanut butter cups! It’s an easy, make-ahead dessert that can be prepped in just minutes. Best of all, it brings all your favourite S’Mores flavours, such as marshmallows and Graham crackers, without the mess since you eat it with a spoon!
12. Snickers Brownies
These Snickers brownies can be just as easily made with any other type of leftover mini candy bars such as Mars Bars or Kit Kats. The options are endless with what you can add to your brownie mix!
13. Leftover Halloween Candy Chocolate Cake
Impress guests with this Leftover Halloween Candy Chocolate Cake! It’s a chocolate cake that is literally loaded with leftover candy, making it the perfect way to use up all those extra sweets. And of course, the buttercream icing completes the deliciousness!
14. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
This giant Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza is a great way to use up extra candy, including Reese’s pieces! Best of all, it can be easily customised with any type of candy you have on hand.
15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bites
These bite-sized Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bites are perfect for when you want a small dessert or snack. Made with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough, cheesecake, fun-size chocolate bars, sprinkles and candy eye balls but you can easily change up the fillers with what you’ve got leftover after Halloween.
16. No Bake Snickers Pie
This no-bake Snickers Pie is an easy dessert that can be made in just minutes! It’s perfect for using up leftover candy bars and is always a hit with the family. It is made with cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, cool whip, graham cracker crust and of course, those extra Snickers bars!
17. Hot Chocolate Stirrers
These Hot Chocolate Stirrers are a fun and easy way to use up any leftover Halloween candy! Simply melt some chocolate, dip in your favourite candy and chill until set! These make for a great gift idea or a fun treat for yourself. Best of all, since most Halloween candy lasts a while, you can easily turn these into Christmas gifts for friends, teachers, neighbours and as class gifts.
18. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
This no-bake Peanut Butter Pie with Graham Cracker Crust is an easy dessert that can be made in just minutes! It’s perfect for using up leftover candy bars and is always a hit with the family. This one would also be good for using up leftover S’mores ingredients after a camping trip or bonfire night!
19. Reese’s No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
These Reese’s No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are quick and easy desserts that can be made with just a few ingredients! They are perfect for using up leftover candy peanut butter cups and always disappear quickly!
20. Caramel Skillet Brownie
Impress the family with this easy-to-make skillet dessert, using up leftover chocolate and caramel candies! This Caramel Skillet Brownie is made from scratch but you could also use a box brownie mix. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
21. Candy-Stuffed Rice Crispy Cake
This is a fun and easy way to use up all that leftover Halloween candy in a quick 5 ingredient dessert to share! Simply stuff your favourite candies into this easy Rice Krispies treats cake.
22. Marshmallow White Chocolate Fudge
One of the best things about fudge is that you can make them with almost anything and this white chocolate fudge can easily be made with other yummy treats.
23. Candy Corn Pretzel Bark
For a sweet and salty treat, make this Candy Corn Pretzel Bark! It’s a fun and easy dessert that is perfect for using up all that leftover candy corn. The perfect sweet tooth dessert in a hurry!
24. Ice Cream Sundae
While you don’t need a recipe for an ice cream sundae, this website has plenty of great ideas for toppings and mixers from your candy leftovers, plus some delicious homemade no-churn ice cream recipes to try too! Adding extra chocolates and lollies to ice cream is an easy option!
25. Chocolate Popcorn With Condensed Milk & M&Ms
This chocolate popcorn is such an easy and delicious recipe for using up any leftover chocolate! It’s also a great movie night treat. Simply mix your popcorn with some melted chocolate, condensed milk and M&M candies (or other lollies and chocolates you have from Halloween).
26. Gingerbread House
Save any of the sealed packets of Halloween candy that you can use to decorate your Christmas gingerbread house! Pro-tip, this is a great way to save money at Christmas time since you won’t have to spend as much on your edible decorations.
Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies
These easy recipes turn your candy pieces into your new favourite cookie recipes with yummy ideas for this time of year to add a twist to chocolate chip cookies! Store them in an airtight container so they keep. But let’s be real… they likely won’t last long!
Check out these yummy leftover Halloween candy cookies:
- Mars Bar Stuffed Cookies – Turn those leftover Mars Bars into these deliciously sweet stuffed chewy cookies loaded with caramel goodness!
- Chocolate Chip Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Cookies – Just when you thought Reese’s peanut butter cups could not get any better, these stuffed cookies take things up a level with surprise peanut butter centres.
- Snickers Cookies – Snickers Cookies are soft, chewy and full of chopped Snickers Bars. These easy cookies will be your new favourite way to use up leftover candy! Or switch out the Snickers for any leftover Halloween candy bars you have left from Halloween night!
- Andes Mint Cookies – Leftover Andes Mints (or any other type of mint chocolates) are transformed into these rich, minty and chocolatey cookies that are ready to eat in 30 minutes or less!
These leftover Halloween candy recipes are the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious desserts to share. From sweet baked treats to your new favourite cookie recipes, these leftover candy recipes are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Even the kids whose candy stash you raided for dessert! Hopefully these Halloween candy ideas help you find creative new uses for your extra candy!
Do you have any favourite Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes? Let us know in the comments below!