Leftover Halloween Candy Layer Bars

by Erin

Use up your leftover Halloween candy with these magic layer bars. Any combination of chocolate candy will work. You can even add candy corn if you so desire.

Leftover Halloween Candy Layer Bars

When was the last time you bought the exact amount of candy needed to meet the demands of all the trick-or-treaters that ring your door bell on Halloween? Chances are you either buy too little or too much, with most people landing on the side with excess. Other than picking out all your favorites to hoard, what are you going to do with it all? I say throw it all together and bake it into one glorious mess. With the help of a graham cracker crust and more sugar in the form of sweetened condensed milk this dream is a reality. I introduce to you the leftover Halloween candy bar layer bars. Use whatever assortment you have. In my case it was Reese’s peanut butter cups, plain M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, Crunch, Twix, Kit Kats, Almond Joys, Milky Ways, Snickers, and Hershey’s cookies ‘n’ creme bars. Since 7-layer bars have chocolate, nuts, and coconut I figured that diverse candy selection covered it all with a little extra.

One year ago: Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta Pizza

Two years ago: Pumpkin Bread Pudding


Makes 24 bars


1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (5 oz./1 sleeve/9 graham crackers, crushed)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

4-5 cups chopped leftover Halloween candy (I used Reese’s, plain and peanut M&Ms, Crunch, Twix, Kit Kat, Almond Joy, Milky Way, Snickers, and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme)

1 can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press evenly into the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle crust with layers of chopped candy bars and pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the bars.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes, until they get golden around the edges. Cool completely before slicing into bars.

Source: Adapted from my Halloween 7-Layer Bars and inspired by Cakespy.



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CakeSpy November 7, 2014 - 3:54 pm

I love this. So much! And I’d totally add candy corn.

spiffycookie November 7, 2014 - 5:29 pm

I wanted to but sadly discovered all the candy corn was gone. Odd cause I don’t even like candy corn by itself but it’s fun to bake with!

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures November 6, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Delicious! I don’t have a problem finishing Halloween candy, but I would make a sacrifice of a few bars to make these bars!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 6, 2014 - 12:02 pm

My mom pawned her leftover halloween candy on me so I NEED these bars!

Rachel November 6, 2014 - 10:38 am

these look so decadently awesome! someone brought in blondies w/leftover halloween candy to the office this week, and well…let’s just say that now i’m finishing out the week wearing oversized sweaters! yum!


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