22 Recipes That Reuse the Leftover Halloween Candy You'll Try to Hide From Your Kids
Halloween candy isn't a treat limited to the night of Oct. 31 — between spooky parties all month long, themed in-school activities, and the candy that's bought in advance of Halloween that always ends up getting eaten well before the day of, it's likely you'll be drowning in candy from about October to December. If you find yourself with an overabundance of sweet mini chocolate bars and enough Reese's Cups to start your own candy shop, there are so many recipes you can slip candy into over the course of the few months after Halloween. In fact, we recommend stashing the leftover candy away so that your kids (and you) aren't munching on straight Snickers whenever they want; rather, they'll get to eat some of it in future desserts, like cookies and candy barks.
Check out our favorite leftover candy recipes, many of which even use those rogue bags of mini pretzels that no one wants to eat when there's a perfectly good Twix to be had.
Twix Caramel Popcorn
Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Chewy. Two Peas and Their Pod thought of everything when creating Twix caramel popcorn. Sit back with a big bowl during a belated Halloween movie viewing.
Soft-Baked Reese's Pieces Butterscotch Cookies
Sometimes the best treats are the simplest ones. These Reese's Pieces cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction are so easy that the kids can help make them. Just make sure they don't eat all the dough!
Mom on Time Out shares her version of Gourdough's Donuts' famous Heath bar doughnuts. Don't worry about having a deep-fryer on hand; these tasty treats are baked.
Loaded Unicorn Bark
This colorful white-chocolate-base unicorn bark utilizes Reese's Cups and pretzels out of your kids' Halloween loot bags, but really, you could throw whatever you want into the mix.
Monster Cookie Cheesecake Bars
These monster cookie cheesecake bars are part cookie, part cheesecake, part leftover candy, and completely delicious-looking.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Mmm, this no-bake peanut butter cup pie uses leftover Reese's in the best way possible.
Pie Crust Candy Bark
This pie crust bark that uses leftover Halloween candy is a great recipe to whip up for your kids to snack on after dinner or to give as edible holiday season gifts to party hosts and teachers.
Heath Cereal Bars
Miss in the Kitchen puts Rice Krispies Treats to shame with her caramel Heath cereal bars. The best part about these grab-and-go desserts: no oven needed.
Candy Overload Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy peanut butter cookies don't have flour or butter but can be packed with whichever candies you have on hand, like M&M's or Reese's Pieces.
Butterfinger Pretzel Cookies
Another use of those bags of pretzels some houses give out, these Butterfinger pretzel cookies are the right amount of sweet and salty.
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Bars
Use literally every iteration of Reese's in these scrumptious peanut butter bars.
Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
Rather than frying, bake up a batch of these chocolate peanut butter doughnuts, which are topped with Reese's Cups.
Skillet Monster Cookie
The combo of peanut butter oatmeal cookie and M&M's in this skillet monster cookie is absolutely to die for.
Holy moly, this Butterfinger cheesecake looks like the exact dessert we'd like to have on our plates right about now.
Gluten-Free Monster Cookies
Share the leftover candy wealth with kids who are gluten-free thanks to these monster cookies that use certified gluten-free oats (and less sugar, to boot!).
Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
We have just one thing to say to this peanut butter chocolate gooey butter cake: "Get in my belly!"
Rolo-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
The only thing that makes these cookies better than your run-of-the-mill peanut butter cookies? They're stuffed with Rolos!
Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars
Cookie, check. Fudge, check. Butterfinger, double check. The ingredients of these fudge cookie bars have our mouths watering.
Caramel-Stuffed Brownie Bites
Just because you're baking with candy and other sugars doesn't mean you need to go overboard — these caramel brownie bites are teeny and only have one Rolo inside each.
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Bar Pie
You can use just about any leftover candy you want in this no-bake chocolate candy bar pie.
Reese's Cup Cheesecake Bars
Need dessert for a dinner party? Buns in My Oven has an easy recipe for decadent and delicious Reese's Cup cheesecake bars.
Everyone will want to lay a finger on this Butterfinger! Food For the Soul turns that unwanted candy corn into a beloved candy bar using only three ingredients.