“Spare the Trash Can(dy)” – 7 recipes to use up Halloween candy


Not all candies are created equal

by Alexander Quebec

November 1st rolls around and suddenly your house is filled with leftover candy who have no idea what you’re gonna do with. You sure as hell can’t eat all of it in one sitting and with Christmas only a few weeks away, you’re probably just gonna end up with a huge pile of candy from not one, but TWO holidays.

Most homes Novemeber 1st

With regards to the Snickers, Reese’ Peanut Butter Cups and M&M’s, we’re not gonna worry about those. We’re pretty sure you already have plans to deal with them (assuming that you have any of them left).

We’re talking about the less popular candies out there: Tootsie Rolls, Candy Corn, pretty much anything Necco comes out with, and all sorts of other candies you might find in your bag that may make you go “wtf am I supposed to do with this?” We’ve compiled a list of some awesome recipes for you to use them up.

Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

These crispy little treats are quite easy to make, according to the writer of this recipe. Give them a try to use up all of your candy corn this fall. If you do it right, they should resemble something similar to Butterfingers.

Candy Corn Martini

Boulder Locavore

For something a bit more grown up, why not infuse some vodka with Candy Corn and make some Candy Corn Martinis out of them? Perfect for fall dinner parties (especially mine where political discourses and debates over which Dr. Who was the best one can take an ugly turn)

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbtach Cookies

averie cooks

Cookies and candy corn might seem like an odd combo, but the white chocolate chips paired with the candy go well together hand in hand.

Tootsie Roll Cheesecake


While no pics exist of this cheesecake, I can tell you that I actually made one of these. The cake is super rich and moist, just like any New York style cheesecake. However, the chocolate Tootsie roll swirl adds a touch of chocolatey goodness to an already decadent dessert.

Tootsie Roll Fudge


Taste of Home

Let’s say you have way more Tootsie Rolls than you planned, here’s a great recipe to use them all up. Judging by the photo, I’d say that Christmas is a great time to execute this recipe as fudge desserts will be aplenty.

Chef Roberta’s Mary Jane Treats

Candy Blog


If you’ve ever gotten these black and orange wax wrapped candy of mystery, fear not. These are Mary Janes and they are a peanut butter flavored taffy candy. You can use them to make a candied apple treat with peanuts and other toppings of your choosing.

Theres also a link for a recipe for Gingerbread Waffles with Mary Jane cream, in case you want Candy for breakfast.

Milk Dude Cake Mix Bars

Kleinworth & Co.

You could spend days eating and picking your teeth clean from eating these chewey, chocolatey candies; or you could make these cake mix bars and eat them that way too.

Any other ideas? Write them down in the comments below

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