October 30, 2019

6 Ways to Re-Purpose Halloween Candy

Easy Halloween Candy Brownies

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Between trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating and leftovers from our house, we seem to have quite the surplus candy laying around our home around this time of the year. As much as I’d love to take all the candy and eat it, my pants probably wouldn’t appreciate it. So instead, I thought I’d share 6 ideas to get rid of your Halloween Candy or use it in a creative way, like Halloween Candy Brownies, so that you’re not over indulging.

Donate Candy 

1) Operation Gratitude –  Donate your extra candy to Operation Gratitude. They ship candy to the troops in every care package they send. You are responsible for shipping, so check out their website for additional details. 

2) Soldier’s Angels – Treats for Troops collects candy for troops. Check out their website to see where a collection site is in your area. 

3) Check Dentist Offices – Our local Dentist has done a buy back program and a donation program in the past. Check with dentists in your area to see if any are doing similar things. 

Fun Ideas

3) Save that candy for your gingerbread houses you’ll be decorating soon! 

4) Switch Witch – Foster healthy choices with the Switch Witch. This is a great way to get your kids to agree to no more candy. It’s adorable too! 


5) Whip up some fun with these easy Halloween Candy Brownies. Just a little bit of chopping and a lot of fun, and you’ll have some fun brownies you can gift to a friend or have as a fun treat. These eyeball sprinkles are so fun, and they make the brownies so festive! 

Spooky Halloween Candy Brownies
Yield: 12

Spooky Halloween Candy Brownies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy Semi-homemade way to use up your Halloween Candy!


  • 1 Box Favorite Brownie Mix (Plus Eggs, Oil & Water as Directed)
  • 2 Cups Favorite Chocolate Candy
  • Sprinkles
  • Eye Sprinkles


  1. Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed remove 5 minutes before suggested bake time
  2. Chop mini/fun size candy bars into 3 pieces, you'll want about 2 cups of chocolate candy of your choice. Milky Way, Snickers, M&M's, 3 Musketeers, Heath, Reese's all do well.
  3. Arrange candy, eyes and sprinkles on top of brownies. Return to oven to bake last 5 minutes and cool.


Adding the candy at the last minute will insure that the candy does not melt completely or sink to the bottom of the brownie.

6) Fall Snack Mix – Anther fun idea would be to make a snack mix and add a treat or two into the bowl.  Hattie always loves these types of fun snacks! 


This list will be updated annually. Are there any other ways you like to re-purpose Halloween candy? 


Fun Halloween Candy Brownies

3 responses to “6 Ways to Re-Purpose Halloween Candy”

  1. Mary Leigh says:

    How fun! These brownies look awesome! Such a fun way to use up that leftover candy! I also love the idea of sending the leftovers to soldiers – super thoughtful!

  2. Jen says:

    Definitely no tan every day kind of treat – but lots of fun!

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