Over 50 Ideas for What to Do with Leftover Candy

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Leftover candy recipes transform your favorite candies into an even better dessert. Whether you still have leftover Halloween candy, chocolates from Valentine’s Day, treats from the Easter Bunny, or you just want to turn your favorite chocolate bars into decadent sweets, these recipe ideas will help you decide what to do with leftover candy.

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Leftover Candy Recipes

Food bloggers have a certain superpower. We can take something already delicious, like our favorite candy, and turn it into something even more irresistible. 

This is all so we can tempt out readers with amazing dessert recipes made from leftover candy bars. Because we know you raided your kids’ Halloween stash or their baskets were overflowing at Easter. Or maybe you just want to take some items you have lying around and turn it into a dessert you can bring to a party or serve to your family and friends.

What can you do with leftover candy?

The desserts you can make with leftover candy bars and other chocolate and candies are endless. But let’s break it down to the basics.

  • Use candy to decorate cakes or top cupcakes.
  • Stir chopped candy bars into homemade ice cream.
  • Stuff some into cookies
  • Sprinkle them in brownies

And much, much more. Do I have some amazing recipes to make with leftover candy for you to enjoy. Check out these desserts made with:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • M&M’s
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Heath Bars
  • Hershey Bars
  • Almond Joy
  • Mounds
  • Snickers
  • Milky Way
  • Kit Kat
  • Candy Corn

50+ Leftover Candy Recipes

Just try to resist taking your favorite candies and turning them into something even more decadent. You'll never wonder what to do with leftover candy again.

Leftover Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Recipes

Reese's might be the first to disappear, but make sure to save some because these desserts will tempt any chocolate and peanut butter love

Leftover M&M’s Recipes

Leftover Reese's Pieces Recipes

Leftover Heath Bars and Toffee Recipes

Leftover Hershey Bar Recipes

Leftover Almond Joy and Mounds Recipes

Leftover Snickers Recipes

Leftover Milky Way Recipes

Leftover Kit Kat Recipes

Leftover Candy Corn Recipes

Candy corn may be the most polarizing candy, but whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit these desserts are pretty amazing.


Over 50 Leftover Candy Recipes for the best desserts to make with leftover Halloween candy. Cakes, cookies, bars, fudge, and more made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, M&M's, Twix, Milk Way, Heath Bars, Almond Joy, Candy Corn and all of your favorite candies.

  1. Every year I buy tons of Halloween candy in hopes of having lots of trick-or-treaters and every year I’m lucky if I get 15. This gives me plenty of ideas of how to use all that left over candy!

  2. Terra

    Awwww, thank you so much for including me in this fabulous round up! Love all the different recipes, they are all so creative and fun! Hugs, Terra

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