What to Make With Leftover Halloween Candy

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This week, many households will be stuck with several bags worth of Halloween candy leftover by young trick-or-treaters. If you’re not sure what to do with all this extra stuff, luckily there are ways to transform the base material into something better and more interesting! Here are a few recipes that use leftover Halloween candy so that you’re not stuck with a bunch of chocolate you can’t use.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Candy Cookies

These cookies are basically pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies, but they’re intended specifically to be made with Halloween candy on top. By combining pumpkin spice and Halloween treats, these are the ultimate autumn snack.

Rice Crispy Treats

The nice thing about rice crispy treats, besides being easy to make, is that they’re yummy with nearly any candy you might have left over. You can add chopped-up chocolate bars or you can add nerds, pop rocks, candy corn, gummy bears…whatever you might have lying around. You can also melt down chocolate bars and coat the treats in them if you need to really get rid of a lot of chocolate.

The “Taste the Rainbow” Experiment

This isn’t a recipe so much as an activity. If you have kids and leftover Skittles, you can show them a neat trick by lining some skittles in a dish and then having the kids pour warm water on them. The skittles will make pretty rainbow patterns in the water which they’re sure to love.