15 Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

It happens EVERY year. I buy way too much candy for Halloweenie Roast, and I’m inevitably left with a pile of Snickers, Twix and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I do NOT need to eat all by myself.

But what to do with all the leftover Halloween candy? My coworkers are sick of it. My family has their own candy stash to clear out, and I really don’t want to stuff sitting around April yet again.

Pinterest to the rescue! I’m sure you’ve seen the idea of repurposing Halloween candy for other recipes before, but I always love looking at these ideas to try out.

Today, I’ve rounded up 15 of my favorite ideas for leftover Halloween candy recipes:

Halloween Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cakes are a personal favorite, and I love the idea of lining this one with Halloween Kit Kat’s!

Butterfinger Brownie Cookies

Butterfingers are not my favorite, but repurposing them into these brownie cookies might make me give them a second chance!

Twix Apple Fluff Salad

Take your caramel apple game to the next level when you use Twix in this fun fluff salad.

Jolly Rancher Moonshine

While I definitely wouldn’t opt for grape…if you’re more of a cocktail lover, you could try your hand at making your own Jolly Rancher moonshine!

Reese’s Pieces Pie

You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. And you can only improve it when you put it into a pie!

Caramel Marshmallow M&M Brownies

You could just put M&M’s into your favorite brownie recipe. Or you could top your brownies with caramel, marshmallows AND M&M’s. YUM. (And hello sugar rush!)

Harvest Hash

Have a few extra bags of candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins on-hand? This snack mix would be the perfect way to get rid of them while also being a festive Thanksgiving treat!

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Jolly Rancher Shot Glasses

Here’s one more fun use for all your Jolly Ranchers! Melt them down into shot glasses.

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

The only thing I love more than an almond Snickers…is if it’s on top of a mini cheesecake!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Here’s another fun use for all that leftover candy corn – add them into Rice Krispie Treats.

Three Musketeers Chocolate Cake

I used to trade away all my ThreeMusketeers bars after trick-or-treating, but I may have kept a few if I had this chocolate cake recipe on hand.

Skittles Rainbow Fudge

I love the marbling in this Skittles Rainbow Fudge so much, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

Monster Cookie Cheese Ball

The recipe might be called a cheese ball, but think of this recipe more like a no-bake cookie dough you plaster with all your M&M’s.

Peanut Butter Nutella Candy Bar Brownie

Can’t pick a recipe so far? Then make this peanut butter Nutella brownie and load it up with all your leftover candy.

Candy Bar Hot Chocolates

With winter just around the corner, it might be fun to stash a few candy bars and make one of these killer hot chocolates.

Which leftover Halloween candy recipe will you try?

For me, I’m intrigued by the M&M cheese ball and Jolly Rancher moonshine! If you do try one from this post, be sure to report back and share how it turned out! You can also tag me on Instagram or Twitter OR share it on my Facebook page. You can also find TONS more recipes on my Leftover Halloween Candy Recipe board on Pinterest.

Happy haunting,


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Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

Miranda is the Houston-based writer, blogger and Halloween lover behind Spooky Little Halloween, the blog celebrating October 31st all year long. She is addicted to pumpkin guts, witches’ brews, skulls and all things spooky and celebrates her favorite day of the year with her annual party, Halloweenie Roast, each October.

7 Comments

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    Mr. and Mrs. Halloween

    November 10, 2017

    If I hadn’t finished off the last of ours last night, THIS is exactly what I’d be doing with our leftover candy! I’ll be linking like crazy to this tomorrow for our 3rd Day of the fight to end post-Halloween depression!

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    Chelsea Celaya

    February 15, 2018

    I’m going to have to try out that candy corn rice krispie recipe! I love rice krispies and throwing candy corn into the mix sounds like a great idea!

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    Candace Jedrowicz

    April 9, 2018

    Holy crow! These look delicious! The most decadent looking dessert is the Peanut Butter Nutella Candy Bar Brownie! Yikes!

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