Leftover Candy Recipes

Got an extra-big haul from trick-or-treating? Put leftover treats to good use in these recipes for candy corn bark, snack mix, candy bar fudge, and candy bar cakes.

Staff Picks

Halloween Candy Blondies

Rating: 5 stars
Transform your leftover Halloween candy into gooey blondie bars. These bars pair perfectly with ice cream or a hot or cold beverage of your choice.

Crispy Rice Candy Corn Treats

Rating: 4.63 stars
A fun change to the usual gooey treats that we all love. Make some for the fall!

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies!

Rating: 4.53 stars
Scrumptious, soft, blonde brownie recipe filled with M&M's®, Butterfinger®, Reese's®, Hershey's®, and others! You will enjoy every bite! Feel free to use any variety of candy!

Peanutty Candy Corn Cereal Bars

Rating: 4.71 stars
The salty taste of the peanuts and peanut butter mixes well with the sweetness of candy corn. A fast and easy treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

Milky Way® Cupcake Icing

Rating: 4.2 stars
This is an excellent icing that I use on my yellow cupcakes.

Snickers® Brownies

Rating: 4.8 stars
These brownies are a great way to use up some of that leftover Halloween candy! These are made with Snickers® bars, but you can substitute Milky Way® candy bars for a different variation.

Deep Fried Candy Bars

Rating: 4.17 stars
A Scotland favorite. Deep-fried candy bars such as Milky Way®, Snickers®, Mars® Bars, etc. We like Snickers® the best. A real treat! This recipe is my own variation. Enjoy!

Easy Butter Fingers Candy

Rating: 4.46 stars
Sometimes I am embarrassed to tell people how easy this delicious candy is to make. It tastes very much like a famous crunchy peanut candy bar, and can be made in about 10 minutes (total time)! I like to buy a lot candy corn right after Halloween when it is on sale so it can be a very inexpensive candy to make. Sometimes I drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top of the semisweet chocolate after it's cooled just for decoration.

Spider Cupcakes

Rating: 4.55 stars
These are a huge hit with kids!

Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

Rating: 4.82 stars
I made this once for a family gathering and now everyone insists that it be at every gathering! It's so easy; you use a box cake mix! For chopping the chocolate bars, I put them in the freezer, then hit them with a hammer while still in the wrapper

Chocolate Rice Pudding

Rating: 4.12 stars
A very quick and creamy dessert that can be made with leftover rice from last night's dinner.

Candy Corn Bark

Rating: 4.4 stars
A delightful recipe only for those with a incurable sweet tooth! Candy corn mixed with chocolate sandwich cookies and pretzels will please your whole Halloween crowd.

Inspiration and Ideas

Candy Corn Bark
Rating: Unrated
"Spectacular! Very sweet, but I could not stop eating it. I lined my pan with wax paper, and pressed the candy down with more wax paper. Great!" – PULLEYHEATHER
Monster Munch Halloween Popcorn Mix
Rating: Unrated
"What a fun way to use up leftover candy from Halloween!" – mis7up

Halloween Popcorn Hands

Rating: 5 stars

An easy snack, perfect for Halloween parties. Clear plastic gloves are stuffed with candy corn and popcorn to make a salty-sweet surprise!