Halloween Candy Bark leftovers

For a sweet and salty way to utilize up leftover Halloween candy, just three ingredients are required! Make some Halloween Puppy Chow as well.

I always have leftover Halloween candy, no matter how hard I try to estimate the appropriate quantity. I know I’m not the only one who has this issue, so I’m constantly thinking of new methods to use it up (and give it to other people because I seriously dont need this much sugar in my house).

Stick with chocolate-based candies

So I got my supplies and cut up the candy. I simply used the chocolate-based candy I had on hand plus a handful of candy pumpkins, but if you’re a true rebel, you may also incorporate fruity candy.

I’m not that daring.

Add a saltine layer base

I had a yearning for something sweet AND salty as I was putting things together.

I thought that adding a foundation layer of saltine crackers would be the simplest way to make my candy bark into a sweet and salty treat:

Also, look at how cute this silicon mat is! It was also from the sale department at Home Goods, guy.

I also grabbed this lovely dish towel there:

They have everything I could possibly desire, I promise. Except for maybe a swarm of fluffy pups. But how adorable would it be? I was just roaming about, looking at spatulas and pillows, when all of a sudden there was a rush of puppies! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Assemble your ingredients

Arrange your crackers as follows:

Put a layer of melted chocolate on top:

Then add any goodies your heart desires:

Move quickly!

Since the chocolate is still melty, you don’t need to push them into it; just place everything on top. So make sure you move swiftly enough to finish everything before it hardens.

While I was adding my dinosaur sprinkles (yes, I said dinosaur sprinkles), I began giggling to myself because it looked like they were getting stuck in mud, and I was weary enough to find it utterly amusing.

I may have also been creating phony screams on their behalf.

Let it set in the fridge

After you’ve finished decorating it, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour before slicing it up.

You’ve created a sweet and salty delight that everyone will adore!

In 15 minutes, you’ve used up your leftovers

This is a fantastic way to use up a lot of candy, and it only takes about 15 minutes to put up (not counting the time to let it set in the fridge).

You may also keep it in the fridge or freezer by placing it in a freezer-safe container or bag.

Really, how adorable is this?


Can I use other kinds of chocolate?

Definitely! You could easily make this using white chocolate, dark chocolate, or a combination of the three.

What kind of candy should I use?

Stick to chocolate-based candy like 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Hershey’s bars, Snickers, Kit Kat, Reeses, and so on.

But, adding some chopped candy corn also helps!

Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

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Prep Time: 15mins
Total Time: 1hr15mins
Servings: 30ish pieces
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Leftover Halloween candy bark just needs three ingredients for a sweet and salty way to use up leftover Halloween candy!


  • Sheet pan with a high side
  • Paper made with parchment
  • Two boilers


  • Crackers with 24 saltines
  • 3 cups melted semi-sweet chocolate (can substitute dark chocolate)
  • 10 cut candy pieces
  • Optional garnishes


  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to line a baking pan. Put 4 crackers down and 6 across, side by side and touching. Set aside.
    2 dozen saltine crackers
  • Cut your candy into tiny slices. Set aside.
    10 candy pieces
  • If necessary, use canola oil to thin it down.
    3 casseroles semi-sweet chocolate

    In a double boiler or microwave-safe basin, melt the chocolate. It should be pourable but not *too* thin. Add some veggie

  • Spread the chocolate evenly over the saltine crackers.
  • Arrange your candies and sprinkles on the surface of the chocolate in whatever design you choose. You’ll want to work fast so the chocolate doesn’t solidify before you finish!
  • Refrigerate the finished bark for 30 minutes to an hour to allow it to set and firm thoroughly. Take from the refrigerator and cut into pieces. Enjoy!


Nutrition information will vary wildly based on the ingredients you use and how many pieces you break it into – the below information is just a baseline including the crackers and chocolate, and assuming around 30 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg


What can I do with my leftover Halloween candy?

Operation: How to Use Up Your Extra Halloween Candy Gratitude…. Stir Them Into Your Ice Cream…. Blend Them With Your Ice Cream Instead…. Add Them to Your Trail Mix…. Bake Them Into Cookies…. Pack Them in Your Lunch Box…. Fold Into Your Granola.
More to come…

How long does bark last in the fridge?

Leftovers may be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks. Option 1: Freeze the bark in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.

Does candy bark need to be refrigerated?

Chocolate Bark Storage. After the chocolate has fully hardened and been broken into pieces, keep it in an airtight container in a cold, dry area, preferably below 70oF. Tempered chocolate may be stored for many weeks and does not need to be refrigerated.

What do grocery stores do with leftover Halloween candy?

“In general, businesses sell through the majority of their inventory by cutting prices,” said Michael Allured, editor of the candy trade publication The Manufactured Confectioner. “Everything except a very tiny amount is sold; the remainder may be donated to a food bank such as Second Harvest.”

Can I save leftover Halloween candy for next year?

Halloween goodies will last for months. To keep it fresh, keep it unopened in a cold, dark area, such a pantry or basement. Just because your children received a large amount of candy does not obligate them to consume it.

How do you keep bark from rotting?

How to Preserve Bark on Wood Projects
When the sap is not running, cut the stock in the winter. Bacteria or mold developing under the bark will weaken its attachment to the wood.
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What is the best way to preserve bark?

If you want to maintain the bark, pouring epoxy glue over it is your best choice. Polyurethane is another alternative, although it will not be as robust. Oils and waxes will coat the wood, but they will not act as an adhesive like epoxy to hold the bark in place.

Does bark go bad?

While bark mulch and wood chippings will not spoil quickly, they will disintegrate over time since they are natural products. If you wish to save a large bag of bark mulch for a forthcoming job, make sure it’s maintained in a cool, dry spot to avoid mould and insects.

How long does bark stay good for?

Bark mulch lasts a long time, particularly if left alone. If properly maintained, it should survive for seven to 10 years. The bark mulch should be in continual touch with the soil underneath it and should be watered on a regular basis.

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