What to do with leftover Halloween candy? Check out some of the best recipes and other ideas to try out!

Written by Gabriela Slavova

For the kids, Halloween is all about candy and getting more and more of it. Whether you bought sweets for the tricksters or if you have children at home, I am sure you are left with a lot of chocolate goodies. What to do with leftover Halloween candy? I got you! There are many easy recipes and little tricks that you can adapt. If you are not feeling like eating them, check out some of the best advices out there!

What to do with leftover Halloween candy?

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I love chocolate, but what I even love more is homemade sweets with chocolate. That is why I am always on the hunt for some good ideas. Now that we have so many leftover candies, I guarantee you can get creative and make really enjoyable things for the entire family. The recipes I have prepared are easy and very quick to make. We don’t want the candy to go past its expiry date, and we end up wasting it, right? Keep on reading to find out some of the best ideas for your leftover Halloween candy!

1. Let’s make some chocolate fruit pops!

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Who doesn’t love chocolate combined with fruits? Fruit pops are very easy to make as you will need only three ingredients – fruits, chocolate and leftover Halloween candy, of course. You can use bananas, strawberries, kiwis, or your favorite fruit. Melt down your chocolate, dip your fruits into it. Right after top them with candies, nuts, cereals, etc. Freeze them for at least 1 or 2 hours and enjoy!

2. Skillet cookies

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Skillet cookies are the ideal family snack. You can gather around the table and enjoy a movie night while tasting these delicious sweets. Let’s see what you are going to need!

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted until warm (not hot)
  • 1 cup (220g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) granulated regular sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • Halloween candy leftovers instead of chocolate chips

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F (170C).
  2. Melt your butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds. After that, let it cool. The butter should not be hot.
  3. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar and the melted butter together in a bowl. Beat with a mixer until blended.
  4. Add the egg and egg yolk to the mixture. Then add the vanilla extract and beat again until smooth.
  5. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix again.
  6. Now add your chocolate or sweets of choice instead of adding chocolate chips. You can break some chocolate desserts into pieces and add them to your dough.
  7. Press the dough into your oven-safe skillet, or if you have cast-iron skillet use it.
  8. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Don’t over bake since the giant cookie should be chewy, and keep in mind it will continue to cook when it’s in the hot skillet.
  9. Allow for the cookie to cool off and then add your favorite toppings. You can add more Halloween candy, nuts, fruits, ice cream, marshmallows, etc.

3. Gingerbread house

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Right after we say our goodbyes to Halloween, we start thinking about Christmas! There are 47 days before our favorite holiday and I can’t wait. One of our all-time favorite tradition is making a gingerbread house. This year instead of spending money on candies, why not using your Halloween leftovers? Use your imagination to create the best design and make it extra tasty with all the candies! Check out a step-by-step instruction on how to make a gingerbread house!

4. Pop It chocolate bars

Pop It chocolate bars were so trendy before a year on TikTok and YouTube. People were experimenting with these Pop It toys since they were a hit among kids and teenagers as a way of entertainment and relaxing. But what is more relaxing than enjoying a chocolate bar? You only need candies, melted chocolate and a Pop It toy.

5. Vodka gummies

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It is time for the adults to have some fun now! Vodka gummies are another approach to jello shots. What you are going to need is your Halloween leftover gummies and your ideal vodka. Keep in mind that you have to let them soak up the vodka overnight. Pour your gummies into small bowls or one large bowl. Pour the vodka in each bowl. You are ready for your next party, enjoy!

Other ideas for leftover Halloween candy

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If you want to avoid all these calories, and you don’t feel like eating all the candies, there are other ideas that you can try. You can donate it to your local charity, bring them to work, freeze them for next year or keep it to fill up your Christmas socks. Speaking about Christmas, you can make your own sweet advent calendar and surprise your friends or coworkers. Another great idea is to fill a piñata with all the candy, if you have someone close to you with a birthday coming up soon. There are so many ideas on how to use your leftover Halloween candy, just use your imagination. There are even tips on how to reuse your pumpkins.

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