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Things to Do With Leftover Halloween Sweets

Updated: Apr 13

Trick or treating is a lot of fun. But what do you do with all those leftover sweets? Usually, your kids will have far too much to eat (especially in a night, sometimes even in a month). So, let’s take a look at some of things to do with leftover Halloween sweets that’ll clear out your cupboard while still being super fun and tasty.

A selection of multicoloured pastel plates containing a variety of different Halloween sweets.

#1 Make All-In Bark

If you’ve never had peanut butter bark, you’re seriously missing out. But that’s not what you’ll be making here. Instead, you’re throwing all your leftover Halloween sweets into the bark mix and baking what Delish call “Trash Bark”.

As you’ll see from their recipe, it’s pretty easy to make. Because of this, it’s one of the best things to do with leftover Halloween sweets without a doubt. Just ensure you have some peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate on hand to make the base of the bark before you get creative.

#2 Bake The Leftover Sweets Into a Cake

Cookies and Cups came up with an ultra-sweet, ultra-easy recipe that lets you use up all your sweets in one fell swoop. It’s one of our favourite things to do with leftover Halloween sweets thanks to the cuteness of the finished product.

The steps for the cake itself are simple. The only thing you might want to spend some time perfecting is the pastel orange buttercream. The recipe involves dumping all the sweets on top, but you can try baking some into the mix if you want to get even more creative with it.

#3 Make Some Crazy Cookies

A cardboard food box containing a variety of sweet cookies.

There are loads of cookie recipes that fall under the things to do with leftover Halloween sweets category. But we’ll share some of our favourites below, so you don’t have to wade through all the sub-par ones littering the internet:

· Crazy Confetti Compost Cookies by How Sweet Eats

· Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies by Averie Cooks

· Halloween Candy Cookies by Two Peas & Their Pod

· Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies by My Farmhouse Table

#4 Bake Some Sweet-Filled Brownies

A stack of three brownies topped with crushed leftover Halloween sweets.

Again, like the cookies, there are tons of brownie recipes hat fall under the things to do with leftover Halloween sweets category. And similar to the above, we’ll show you our favourites to save you a bunch of time:

· Kit Kat Stuffed Brownies by Delish

· Snickers Poke Brownie by Delish

· Reese’s Stuffed Brownies by Delish

· Candy Bar Brownies by Averie Cooks

· Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Bars by Averie Cooks

#5 Mix Your Leftover Sweets Into Fudge

Nothing says “teeth rot” quite like choosing this option on our list of things to do with leftover Halloween sweets. But with that said, the recipe by Pinch of Yum for Candy Fudge Bars is seriously tasty, so we’ll take a bit of tooth degradation.

The recipe is easy enough to follow, as long as you set aside a bit of time to make it. You could even do it with the kids (yes, it’s that easy!). Just be prepared to get messy!

#6 Make Your Own Sundae Bar

If you’re feeling bored over the weekend, you should try number six on our things to do with leftover Halloween sweets list. It’ll certainly keep you busy.

Start by chopping up all your extra sweets and put each type into a different (probably small) bowl. We suggest also using M&Ms, gummy candies, and skittles if you don’t have any already. Then, you can build your own sundaes all day (just watch out for the stomach ache).

#7 Make a DIY Trail Mix

It’s no secret that trail mix isn’t as healthy as some companies make it out to be. So, why not make it even less healthy by following this one of our things to do with leftover Halloween sweets ideas.

To make it even easier, you can take store bought trail mix and add your chopped up sweets to it. But we recommend doing it all from scratch (trust us, it’s really fun).

#8 Infuse Vodka With The Sweets

A man pouring vodka into a shot glass on a commercial bar.

Of course, infusing vodka with sweets is for the over 18s only! And it’s likely that you’ve already done something similar (nobody missed out on the soaking skittles in vodka trend a few years ago). Here, we’re simply suggesting you do it again with all your leftover sweets (not the chocolate though, it’s not as tasty as it sounds).

#9 Freeze It

Yes, unbeknownst to most, you can freeze your leftover Halloween sweets and chocolate. They are essentially just sugar, so they’ll keep for a very long time. You might even get away with saving them for next year! Although, we suggest checking expiration dates beforehand, just to make sure.

#10 Donate It

Charities and food schemes are constantly looking for donations. We saved the best things to do with leftover Halloween sweets option for last! Check with your local area to find out which charities are accepting sweets and chocolate.

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