4 Clever And Delicious Ways To Reuse Leftover Halloween Candy

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Every year, I either buy way too much candy for Halloween or not enough. There just seems to be no happy middle ground.

If I don’t have enough for trick-or-treaters, I always rush to the store to buy more. Which also means that, every year, I end up with a pretty big stash of leftover Halloween candy.

I never know what to do with all the candy after the spooky holiday is over. Usually, it just sits around for weeks while I continue to munch on it one day at a time.

Candy is great, but there are a ton of alternative uses for the sweet treats as well. Read below to find out other ways to use leftover Halloween candy!

Hard Candy

Lie out colorful hard candies on a baking sheet. Melt in the oven at 250°F for 5 to 7 minutes. While still hot, insert lollipop sticks and let re-harden.


Pull stems out of apples, then insert lollipop sticks. Melt down caramel candies with water. Dip the apples into the melted caramel, then roll it in chopped-up chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cups

Melt peanut butter cups with butter. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate and let them cool.

Gummy Candies

Fill popsicle molds with gummy candies, then pour lemon-lime soda into the molds. Freeze for 4 hours.

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