Leftover Halloween Candy

What do I do with all these leftover Halloween candies?

​You planned for 150 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.


Gingerbread Décor: Want to make and decorate a gingerbread house this holiday season? Then make sure you save some spare Halloween candy for decorating. Do get creative with your choices. Skittles, M&Ms or Smarties are easy to stick to frosting on the side or roof of the house. Kit-Kat bars can be reused as siding, and sour candies or gumdrops are also nice architectural features on any gingerbread mansion. Have 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 in 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.