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10 Leftover Halloween Candy Ideas

Because you can really only eat so many handfuls of Milk Duds.

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After your kids have had their fill, there are plenty of recipes to make and fun ways to use up what’s left of their Halloween candy before it goes stale in the back corner of your pantry.

When you’ve got candy bars, M&M’s, and peanut butter cups in your leftover Halloween candy stash, this cookie recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod is an easy go-to. Basically, anything made with chocolate can be chopped up and thrown into a batch.Two Peas And Their Pod
This recipe for Halloween Chex Mix from Well Plated calls for a whole cup of candy corn, so it’s a great one to try when you have the traditional candy leftover. You could also throw in a handful of M&M’s or Reeses Pieces into the mix if you have them.Well Plated

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If the sweets in your kiddo’s treat bag don’t jive with your dietary needs or you just have an overwhelming amount, you can donate it to a local fire station or police station for first responders, or even a nursing home where they accept candy for residents to enjoy.

Another genius way to use up all of those miniature candy bars and peanut butter pieces is to add them to a pan of Simply Scratch’s Halloween candy cookie bars for a delicious post-holiday snack.Simply Scratch

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Another non-edible idea for leftover Halloween candy is to donate it to organizations like Operation Gratitude or Soldiers’ Angels who collect and distribute excess treats to deployed military troops overseas. It’s an easy thing to do that can really brighten a soldier’s day.

Aptly named Monster Munch, this fun snack mix recipe from Meatloaf and Melodrama combines handfuls of leftover Halloween candy with popcorn and melted white chocolate.Meatloaf and Melodrama

Leftover Halloween candy bark is an easy way to transform a variety of discarded candy into a sweet and salty treat to enjoy. This recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is simple to make and share with neighbors or coworkers when you get tired of eating plain Snickers bars.

I can’t be the only person who overbuys candy corn every single Halloween. If you have lots leftover, this recipe for candy corn and white chocolate blondies from Averie Cooks looks delish. The blog also suggests adding M&M’s to the recipe if you have them.Averie Cooks

When you just have a mishmash of extra Halloween candy, it is perfectly acceptable to literally just dump it on top of a cake. But if you’d rather arrange it in a cute way, the Cookies and Cups blog shows you step-by-step how to use leftover candy for cake decoration.

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Make a DIY ice cream sundae for your kids by folding their leftover candy into slightly softened vanilla or chocolate ice cream like ice cream shops do.

Or, just chop up some candy bars and throw them on top of a few scoops. You really can't go wrong with ice cream and candy.