7 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Inventive (and delicious) ways to use leftover Halloween candy

After a fun night out of trick-or-treating, the inevitable has happened again. It's just like last year; there are mountains of candy piled up by the door — M&M's, Snickers, Kit Kats, Crunch Bars, and Pop Rocks by the boatload. You've eaten your fill, and so has everyone else, so what to do now with all these treats? It would be a shame to throw them out.

You could do what my mother used to do every year; save it all to give away next year come Halloween again. (And she wondered why the house had ant problems.) After all, candy doesn't really go bad, does it?

But that's boring. So we've rounded up some creative ways to use up leftovers of some of the most popular Halloween candies, and we hope you'll enjoy these treats. They should make everyone very happy — save for the dentist.


Mom's Fudge Brownie Sundae Recipe

Crumble some crushed up Kit Kats, 3 Musketeers, or Nestlé Crunch Bars into this sundae instead of the walnuts, and you're in for a fun treat.




Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Hey, don't roll your eyes. I know what you're thinking — gee, what a predictable choice for using up candy corn. Can you think of a better way? It really doesn't get any better than atop classic carrot cake.






Chileman Brownies Recipe

Here's a fun prank to play. Stick some Hot Tamales in the batter and they'll never know what hit 'em. Of course, these are already pretty hot with the addition of bhut jolokia powder. Just tell them they're regular old brownies. Muahaha.



Grasshopper Pie Ice Cream Recipe

"What, exactly, is grasshopper pie?" you may find yourself asking. It's actually just a fancy name for chocolate mint, but the chocolate comes from brownies, not chips. Top with some M&M's to add some crunch and more chocolatey flavor, or if you're in a zany mood, some Nerds.






Bittersweet Chocolate-Caramel Swirl Brownies Recipe

Okay, it's time to stop messing around. Here's a recipe for straight up brownies. Top with some Hershey's Kisses for a surefire hit.







The Perfect Margarita Recipe

This one's for the adults. Line these babies up with Pop Rocks.





Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Try topping these cookies with some vanilla ice cream and some crushed up Reese's Pieces or Snickers Bars.