Having leftover Halloween candy can be a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to sneak a piece of chocolate or two every once in a while, but with the onslaught of Thanksgiving and Christmas baked goods right around the corner, it’s not always ideal to have that many sweet treats calling your name.
So, what to do with all of that candy? You could stick it all in the freezer, or you could whip up a few of these creative recipes and call it a day!
The video below includes step-by-step instructions for turning leftover Halloween candy into delicious new treats. The best part is that these four recipes are definitely crowd pleasers. So, make a few batches before your next get-together so you can get rid of a whole bunch of sweets at once.
1. Hard Candies
Got a ton of Jolly Ranchers left in the candy bucket? Melt them down three at a time to form rainbow lollipops. That should help you get rid of them quickly!
Halloween may be over, but fall is still in full effect. Melt those caramels to make an amazing caramel apple treat. You can even crush up chocolate candies to use as a topping! Now, you’ve got a delicious snack and much less candy on your hands.
Chocolate and fruit makes a great combo. So, melt down chocolate leftovers and dip some strawberries into them, why don’t you?
If you’ve got gummy bears or other gummy candies, there’s a really creative (and tasty) use for them. Throw them into popsicle molds, add soda and freeze. Simple as that. It’s a great way to get rid of leftovers in a flash.
Watch the video below for more information on preparing each of the above recipes—and prepare to say goodbye to that lingering Halloween candy once and for all!
Of course, there are tons of other ideas for using leftover candies online. We also love the idea of using leftover Hershey bars to make s’mores dip, for example.
Truly, the possibilities are endless! Here are even more leftover Halloween candy recipes.