How to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

What do I do with all these leftover Halloween Candies?

​You planned for 100 trick or treaters at your home, but only 20 showed up. What to do with all the leftover candy? Here are some useful ideas.

Caramels: If you’re stuck with lots of extra plastic-wrapped caramel squares, we have several recipes that call for them. Try our Caramel Fondue, or Chewy No-Bake Cereal Cookies.

  • Easy
    Caramel Apples
  • Medium
    Salted Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Gingerbread Décor: Want to make and decorate a gingerbread house this holiday season? Make sure you save some spare Halloween candy for decorating.  Skittles, M&Ms or Smarties are easy to stick with frosting on the side or roof of the house. Kit-Kat bars can be used as siding, and sour candies or gumdrops are  nice architectural features on any gingerbread mansion. We have a Spicy Gingerbread Men that you can download and use as a template to cut out the pieces. So much fun!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies: If you’ve got leftover milk chocolate or dark chocolate bars, rough chop them and use them in place of chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies. M&Ms are also great!

  • Easy
    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Medium
    Rainbow Chocolate Chip Bars
  • Easy
    Triple Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Fondue: Add a bit of extra flavour to a chocolate fondue by rough chopping some Mars bars and stirring them into the chocolate before serving. Other caramel-infused chocolates can also be used. Messy, but delicious.

Or, you could always just gradually eat your stockpile of leftover candy. That’s a fine solution, too.