I don’t know about you, but our neighborhood was sadly lacking in trick or treaters this year. I have about 4 bags of leftover candy (yikes!) and I’m too weak-willed to have it around for long. Here are some leftover Halloween candy recipes to use up that stash in a creative way!
Save your candy corn, whoppers and peanut butter cups – you’ll want to use it on these cute Turkeys for Thanksgiving!
Candy Cookie Cake
Have a birthday coming up? Bake up a cookie cake and instead of chocolate chips, chop up lots of chocolate candy, throw in m&m’s and whoppers, and make it a super treat! Here’s how to make a cookie cake. (Refrigerated cookie dough makes it crazy simple!)
Rice Krispie Pumpkins for Thanksgiving
Save up those tootsie rolls! Pumpkins are NOT just for Halloween – make these easy Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins for the kids on Thanksgiving, because not everyone likes (or due to certain allergies can eat!) pie
Ice Cream Sundae Toppings
Announce a special ice cream sundae night with all kinds of candy toppings (make it a celebration of good grades, or just no reason at all)
Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Bake up these easy cake mix cookie bars and sprinkle liberally with candy. Great for a class treat!
Another way to get rid of the candy is to make a pinata and fill it with your Halloween surplus. Then throw a little party! Find out how to make a pinata for cinco de mayo here!
Plan ahead for a family movie night and get some Fall Candy Popcorn ready to roll out.
Thanksgiving Candy Bark
Just like the Easter Candy Bark we made here – you can easily buy colored candy melts in Fall colors and add candy to make Fall Candy Bark.
Frugal Christmas Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar
Put aside the chocolate or m&m’s for later and when it gets closer to Christmas you can make up this Frugal Christmas Gift of Cookie Mix in a Jar as teacher or coworker gifts!
Save for Gingerbread Houses
Lots of the candy will keep until December – so save it to decorate your Gingerbread cottage!
Freeze for Later
Don’t have any pressing reasons to bake? Just freeze your candy and it’ll save until a rainy day when you’re in a baking mood.
NOTE: During the freezing process, the paraffin wax in the chocolate sometimes separates from the chocolate a little, which is what causes it to look white when you open it. As long as you’re cooking with it it won’t matter, but if you’re gifting the candy it’s not going to look pretty.
Do you have any creative uses for your leftover Halloween candy? We’d love to hear them!