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45+ Recipes to Use Your Kids Leftover Halloween Candy


Like you have any leftover Halloween candy. . . right? But if you do, here’s how to turn that pile of sugar into treats you can eat, gift, or enjoy. Bake one of these treats and watch your leftover Halloween candy disappear.

I’ve done the work for you and rounded up 45+ recipes and activities that you can use. Because you can only handle your kids constant candy requests for so long.


Almond Roca is super addictive and nice to give as Christmas gifts. Watch it disappear.

I make these every Christmas and they’re a favourite with my music students and their families.

A nice pumpkin-spiced treat you can make while everyone is still in the mood for pumpkin.

Gummy Candies

Impress your guests with this Mike and Ike cocktail.

This idea looks a bit time consuming, but oh so adorable!

So bright and fun!!

Kit Kat

At least 10 different people have tagged me on Facebook with this photo because they know how much my son loves trains. Kit Kat bars make excellent tracks!


Milky Way

Magic bars are one of those squares that everyone wants seconds.

I can feel the calories just looking at these cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Cups and Reeses Pieces


Here’s a way to use your skittles that doesn’t involve eating them, all in the name of science.

A sweet idea for your little artist’s birthday party.


Smarties, M&M’s, and Hersheys

Nothing says love like a chocolate chip cookie. Make a batch and give it to your child’s classroom teacher. She’ll need it while all of her students are extra hyper for the next week.

These candies are staples of gingerbread house decorating, so put them in the freezer and use them in December.


Three Musketeers

Tootsie Rolls


What if I don’t have enough leftover Halloween Candy?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. You can always make candy bar fondue!

Today we will answer the question of the ages. . . what do you do with all that leftover Halloween candy? Easy recipes to use up mars, snickers, skittles, M & M's, smarties, kit kat, reeses peanut butter cups, starburst and more!

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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