Worried about too much candy laying around after Halloween? Use this Granola Bar Recipe [Leftover Halloween Candy] to use up all your extra candy!
What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
After Halloween is over, you might have some leftover candy from handing it out to neighborhood kids, or candy leftover from your kids’ trick-or-treat bags. To avoid eating it all yourself, follow these tips for easy ways to get rid of the candy.
How To Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy?
We made Granola Bars with our Leftover Halloween Candy and You Can Too!
ONLY THREE EXTRA INGREDIENTS USED!
Honey– used as the sweetener
Rolled Oats– because duh… Granola bars
Peanut Butter– to hold it all together
Can this Granola Bar Recipe [Leftover Halloween Candy] Be NUT free?
Sure, use nut free chocolate and use a nut free butter like Wowbutter
Is Gluten Free an option with these bars?
Of course, use these rolled oats instead.
How do you store these Granola Bars?
Store these granola bars in an airtight container or ziplock baggie.
Use For it Little Treats in the Future
If you don’t want to save the candy, or some of it is themed to Halloween, then you can try to find another use for it right now. Sure, you might not want to sit there and eat all the candy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make treats that others might enjoy. For example, you can melt the chocolate to add a little flavoring to your coffee in the morning or you can crush candy to make ice cream toppings. This allows you to use the candy for a treat, but not completely over indulge and eat it all in a short period of time.
Save it For the Next Holiday
One way you can get rid of your Halloween candy is by saving it for the next holiday. There are a lot of different types of candy given out or purchased during this holiday that isn’t necessarily themed specifically for Halloween. For example, your kids might have been given quite a few bite-sized chocolate candies, but they don’t have ghosts or pumpkins printed on them. You can easily put these away and save them to put out during Thanksgiving as a little treat or put them in your kids’ Christmas stockings.
Use the Candy For Decorations
Also consider whether or not your Halloween candy can be used for decorations in some way. For example, you can take apart the M&M bags of candy, put the candy in mason jars, then save it for next Halloween or even Thanksgiving of this year. The colors of Halloween M&Ms are usually yellow, orange and red, so they work great for all the fall seasons. Putting these candies in jars provides a simple and inexpensive décor option.
Can Leftover Halloween Candy Be Frozen?
If you want to save the candy for a longer period of time to use for various treats, you can put it in the freezer. This not only keeps the candy fresh, but the frozen pieces are perfect for topping ice cream or frozen yogurt. Since the candy will freeze in a large block, you might want to break it up into smaller pieces, then put the candy pieces into smaller bags before putting in a larger freezer container. That way, you just grab one bag of chopped-up Snickers or Hershey’s bars to top your ice cream sundae or add into a milkshake.
Try these other yummies from our desserts.
- 2 cups chocolate (leftover candy)
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup rolled oats (regular or gluten free)
- ¼ cup peanut butter (or nut free butter)
- In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt leftover chocolate slowly and set aside
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the honey, rolled oats, and peanut butter until a thick batter forms
- Press into a non stick or silicone 9 x 9 pan
- Spread melted chocolate on top. Set pan into the fridge or freezer for approximately 2 hours
- When set pull pan out and cut into bars
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 250Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 6mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 4g
I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.