Check out these Fun things to do with all that Halloween candy, from freezing and baking it into sweet treats, to turning it into crafts and games.

1. Freeze it
Throughout the year, add it to milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream and cupcakes or cookie dough.


2. DIY trail mix
Open bags of little candies like M&Ms and make your own trail mix by adding pretzels, nuts and dried fruit.

trail mix

3. Put chocolates into your fave hot cocoa or coffee
This makes for a quick and easy mocha.

YT hot chocolate

4. Add to your Christmas gifts as a special little surprise.

5. Make an advent calendar

Put candy in Dixie cups and cover with tissue. On the tissue, write numbers 1-30, and place the cups sideways on a large poster board to form a calendar. Let kids punch through the tissue to get their treat each day.


6. Save and use it for decorating your gingerbread house.


7. Use it for your child’s birthday party.
Make a board game and use the candy as playing pieces.
Create DIY candy necklaces.
Stuff it into a piñata.

8. Share it around!
Take it into work and share with your friends and colleagues.

9. Let your kids make a care package and send it to their grandparents or someone who may be in need.

10. Create a tasty treat

What You Need To Make The Leftover Halloween Cookie

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups assorted candy, chopped

How To Make This Sweet Treat
Preheat oven to 180c
Chop your leftover Halloween candy into bite-sized pieces. Mix sugars and melted butter in a large bowl
Whisk until mixture turns lighter colour (will take around 8 minutes)
Mix in eggs and vanilla, then salt and flour until completely blended
Bake for 45-50 minutes
Allow to cool. Cut into squares and indulge your sweet tooth!

What do you do with the leftover lollies?

Share your tips below

  • Left over lollies?? What’s that? ????


  • My kids eat them one by one every day.


  • I don’t have any leftover


  • They’re still in our plastic pumpkin bucket getting a regular workout!!


  • No Halloween treats here but if we did they wouldn’t be left over!


  • I don’t celebrate Halloween so I don’t have any candy to use up. These are great ideas though


  • I always melt chocolate into my coffee. Melted chocolate tastes better I feel


  • Love the ginger bread house. Turn them into Christmas treats!


  • Love the advent calendar idea


  • Some good ideas but what are Dixie cups??

    • Dixie cups are those small paper cups. When I was a kid (I’m 34 now) a Dixie cup was a vanilla icecream in a little cardboard cup with a wooden little spoon. Like the ones you get in hospital these days


  • All great ideas but my leftover Halloween lollies have been found and eaten by adult child still living at home!


  • I will keep some for the gingerbread house this year!


  • They seem like good ideas. I’m limiting my kids to a few pieces a day each. Luckily it’s my bday in a few more days, then a double bday a week later


  • Awesome ideas – thanks!


  • Some great ideas to consider there.


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