3 Ways to Enjoy Your Halloween Candy Leftovers

By: Jacqui Denker | Segun Oduolowu Posted: 10:47 AM, Nov 2, 2018 Updated: 11:06 AM, Nov 5, 2018

Halloween is over, costumes are put away, and decorations have been taken down. But what to do with all of the leftover candy? Don’t worry! The List has you covered with three simple recipes so you don’t waste your tasty treats.

1. Trash Bark

Our first recipe is a classic and it’s probably one of the easiest treats you’ll ever do. Plus, it will include most of the goodies  already in your bag! It’s called “trash bark” and we promise you’ll be hooked.


  • 24 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, warmed
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 2/3 cups M&M’s


Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat chocolate in the microwave until melted. Pour into prepared dish, spreading with a spatula to fully cover the bottom. Warm peanut butter in microwave. When warmed, drizzle peanut butter over the chocolate. Top with M&M’s and chips. Transfer to the refrigerator and set for one hour. Break into pieces and serve.

Think ahead! You can create gift bags for your next dinner party with your creation.


2. Candy Mix Popcorn

Up next, a recipe that will take your movie night to the next level. All you need is some microwave popcorn and you favorite leftover candy. Every time you reach down for a handful of popcorn there will be a surprise sweet treat!


  • Popped microwave popcorn
  • Your favorite leftover Halloween candy
  • We recommend: M&M’s, mini Reese’s Cups, Whoppers and Butterfingers


It’s as easy as it sounds. Microwave a bag of your favorite popcorn. Top with your favorite candies. Mix, serve and enjoy!


3. Monster Mashup Milkshake

Lastly, grab your leftover candy and create a monster mashup milkshake. Who says we can’t eat milkshakes in the fall?


  • Your favorite leftover Halloween candy (we chose Twix, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and M&M’s)
  • 3 cups of your favorite ice cream
  • Milk (amount depends on how thick you’d like the shake)


Combine candies and ice cream in blender. Slowly add milk to your desired consistency. Pour in cup and top it off with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, a cherry and voila! Dessert is served.


And there you have it — three easy, delicious ways to use your leftover Halloween candy for some mouth-watering desserts. 


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