Halloween Candy Granola Bars

Worried about too much candy laying around after Halloween? Use this Halloween Candy Granola Bars Recipe using Leftover Halloween Candy to use up all your extra candy!

If you’re like me, you might be a little hesitant to hand out too much candy on Halloween. I mean, we want to make sure our kids have enough for trick-or-treating, but we also don’t want them eating all of it in one night! That’s why these Halloween Candy Granola Bars are the perfect solution. Your kids can enjoy some sweet treats, and you don’t have to worry about them going overboard. Plus, they are super easy to make. So go ahead and stock up on candy corn, chocolate bars, and anything else your kids love – they’ll love these granola bars just as much!

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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!

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Halloween Granola Bars

Honey– used as the sweetener

Rolled Oats– because duh… Granola bars

Peanut Butter– to hold it all together

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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.

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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.

Our Other Fun Halloween Themed Recipes:

Granola Bar Recipe FEATURING Leftover Halloween Candy

Granola Bar Recipe FEATURING Leftover Halloween Candy

Yield: 12 Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

We made Granola Bars with our Leftover Halloween Candy and You Can Too!


  • 2 cups chocolate (leftover candy)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup rolled oats (regular or gluten free)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (or nut free butter)


    1. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt leftover chocolate slowly and set aside
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the honey, rolled oats, and peanut butter until a thick batter forms
    3. Press into a non stick or silicone 9 x 9 pan
    4. Spread melted chocolate on top. Set pan into the fridge or freezer for approximately 2 hours
    5. When set pull pan out and cut into bars
Nutrition Information
Yield 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.

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  1. When I read the post name I expected Halloween designs, but am happy to see it’s leftover candy used, as I am not a Halloween supporter.
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