50+ Recipes for Leftover Candy

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Wondering what to do with all of that leftover candy? Why not transform it into even more decadent desserts?! You’ll find so many indulgent ideas in this collection of 50+ Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes! This list includes gluten free treats too!

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What To Do With Leftover Candy

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 and maybe there are still a few that haven’t been eaten. Or it’s possible you just want to take some items you have lying around and turn them into a dessert you can bring to a party or serve to your family and friends.

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
Key to finding gluten free recipes:

GF – gluten free recipe
GFO – recipe with gluten free option

50+ Leftover Halloween 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.

Reese’s 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

Peanut Butter Cup Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll on a serving plate with some slices lying down

Flourless Reese’s Chocolate Cake Roll

This might just be the ultimate treaty for the peanut butter cup lovers in your life. Delicate chocolate sponge is rolled up with a Reese's-studded peanut butter filling, and then it's slathered with choclate ganache and topped with more Reese's.
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Three stacked Peanut Butter Cup Brownies on a blue and white striped napkin with a glass of milk.

Gluten Free Reese’s Brownies

Fudgy flourless brownies are so rich and chocolaty. The only way to make them better id to add a swirl of peanut butter and chunks of peanut butter cups for that slaty-sweet combo nobody can resist.
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No-churn Reese's ice cream is scooped from a loaf pan with a large ice cream scoop.

No-Churn Reese’s Ice Cream

A simple no-churn ice cream base has a ribbon of peanut butter and plenty of peanut butter cups. It's a rich and creamy frozen dessert made even better with your favorite Reese's candies.
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Reese's-topped peanut butter cookies on a blue plate in top of a white napkin.

Flourless Reese’s Cookies

Flourless, super peanut buttery cookies topped with Reese's for a double dose of peanut butter goodness. It's a new twist on the classic peanut butter blossom cookie recipe.
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A piece of chocolate cake with peanut butter whipped topping and chopped reese's on a white plate with a fork.

Reese’s Poke Cake

This gooey dessert is perfect to bring to a potluck of party. It's so easy to make, and every layer of chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness makes it even more irresistible.
GFO – use a gluten free cake recipe or mix.
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No-Churn Reese’e Ice Cream Cake

Now we are turning that no-churn ice cream into an indulgent ice cream cake. Rich dark chocolate ganache and fresh whipped cream add yet another layer of depth to the flavors in this decadent dessert.
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Leftover M&M’s Recipes

They may melt in your mouth and not in your hand, but they are totally mouthwatering when added to cookies, bars, and so much more.

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Monster Cookie Bars

A fully-loaded bar cookie you can make in one bowl in no time. Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M's.
GFO – use certified gluten free oats
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Coconut Macaroons with M&M's chocolate candies on a red plate.

Flourless M&M’s Macaroons

These chewy delights only have three ingredients. Start with a simple one-bowl 2-ingredient coconut macaroon recipe and make it more fun and colorful by adding M&M chocolate candies.
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A football-shaped dough of edible monster cookies dough on a plate with pretzel sticks and chocolate tortilla chips.

Flourless Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Just like the classic cookies,this sweet dessert dip is fully-loaded with chocolate and peanut butter goodness. But it's flourless, eggless, and perfect for scooping up with fruit or cookies.
GFO – use certified gluten free oats
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M&M’s Pecan Magic Bars

These magical layered bars get an extra delicious twist with M&M's and toasted pecans. They are baked into in a gooey layer atop a buttery graham cracker crust.
GFO – use gluten free graham crackers
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Leftover Heath Bars and Toffee Recipes

That buttery candy adds something salty-sweet to your treats. And there’s just something so good about that crunch.

Double Chocolate Toffee Caramel Fudge

This easy microwave fudge recipe has layers of white and dark chocolate. But what makes it even better are the bits of toffee and gooey caramel.
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Toffee White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy an extra tasty twist on classic flourless monster cookies with. These chewy and crisp cookies have almond butter, almonds, and toffee for a deliciously nutty flavor and extra texture.
GFO – use certified gluten free oats
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No-Churn Caramel Toffee Chip Cheesecake Ice Cream in a paper bowl

No-Churn Toffee Caramel Ice Cream

You'll fall in love with this super simple cheesecake-flavored ice cream filled with caramel, toffee and chocolate chips. Only seven ingredients and no ice cream machine needed.
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Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies Rolled in Powdered Sugar

Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies

The classic nutty, buttery, powdered sugar-coated cookies get a flavor upgrade. The combination of toffee bits and almonds add a little bit of extra decadence.
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Toffee Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Bark

This easy chocolate candy recipe with bits of buttery toffee and pumpkin pie spice. It's the essence of fall in a creamy treat that's so simple to make and great to give as gifts.
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No-Churn Ice Cream with Nutella and Toffee Bits in a large white bowl.

No-Churn Nutella Toffee Ice Cream

Ultra creamy ice cream has over-the-top deliousness when you addh a swirl of chocolate hazelnut spread and crunchy bits of Heath Bar candy. The hardest part will be waiting for it to freeze before you enjoy a scoop of this heavenly frozen dessert.
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Leftover Hershey Bar, Mounds, and Almond Joy Recipes

From classic chocolate to coconutty treats, you can’t go wrong with desserts made with these classic bars from Hershey’s.

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S’Mores Pudding Pie

Combine the classic campfire treat and a chocolate cream pie into one amazing dessert made with Hershey Bar pudding. Don't forget to toasted marshmallow meringue.
GFO – use gluten free graham crackers or the almond flour crust alternative
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Gluten Free S’Mores Bars

Combine two favorites into one gooey chocolate-and-marshmallow-filled treat with an easy flourless graham cracker crust. This twist on class magic bars is a guaranteed hit!
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Cookie Butter S’Mores Dip

You don't need a campfire when you have this smooth and gooey dessert dip. It's swirled with marshmallow and topped with chopped milk chocolate, plus the cookie butter gives a hint of spiced cookie goodness.
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Leftover Snickers and Milky Way Recipes

These nutty, caramelly, and chocolaty candies make desserts extra gooey and delicious. They are finger-licking good.

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Double Chocolate Snickers Fudge

Stuffed with your favorite candy bar, this melt-in-your-mouth treat has both dark and white chocolate. To make it even better, it has only five ingredients and you can make it on the stove or in the microwave – no candy thermometer needed!
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Milky Way Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll

Roll up a tender sponge cake with fluffy whipped cream is studded with Milky Way candy bars and drizzled with caramel for a rich and impressive desseert. Covered with a chocolate ganache frosting, and drizzled with more caramel, it's impossible to resist.
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  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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