Leftover Halloween Candy Granola Recipe

This Granola Recipe is the perfect snack to make using leftover Halloween candy! Throw in any type of candy or candy bars you have on hand to create a crunchy, irresistible snack!

Today is: November 1st, the day after Halloween, a chilly grey day in which I am working by a fire, the day that officially feels like Fall is over and winter has begun and most importantly it is a day for feasting on Halloween candy leftovers. I love eating candy, of course, but I also love re-purposing candy, just like I did with these Leftover Candy Refrigerator Bars and these Candy Bar Topped Peanut Butter Blondies and these Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies and these Butterfinger Cookie Bars and these Candy Bar Cookies. Ok, really, I could go on and on because baking with leftover Halloween candy is one of my obsessions. Clearly.

Leftover Candy Granola

A few nights ago I dreamt about granola. Dreaming about food? Another recurring theme for me. I woke up and had a dire need to make a few batches of granola. So what did I do? I made a few batches of granola, one of which contained loads of candy. If you have leftover Halloween candy taunting you today, make this! It is EASY and so irresistibly delicious. Feel free to add whatever type of candy you have hanging out in your bowl. Anything will work. For the batch in the photos, I used 100 Grand Bars and M&M's and oooohhhh my goodness it was good.

Leftover Candy Granola

Swap out nuts/seeds, fats, sweeteners, flavorings and extras as desired, as long as you stick to the amounts listed in the recipe.

Nut/seed options: pecans, almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, peanuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds

Fat options: olive oil, butter, vegetable oil, canola oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, coconut oil

Sweetener options: white or brown sugar, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup

Flavoring options: vanilla or almond extract (or any extract!), cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ginger, cardamom

Extra options: dried fruit of any kind (apples, blueberries, cranberries, raisins, cherries, mangoes, apricots), wheat germ, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, molasses, peanut butter, cocoa powder, Nutella

If you can think of any additional ingredients that would go great with granola, leave them in the comments!

Thanks for reading, guys. Have a great rest of your week!

Leftover Candy Granola
Candy, Granola, Oats
Dessert
American
Yield: 8 cups

LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY GRANOLA

prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

Enjoy this crunchy, snacky way to use up leftover Halloween candy!

ingredients:

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups assorted candy (chopped up candy bars of any sort, M&M's, etc)<
  • 1 teaspoon salt

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour contents evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring twice throughout baking process to ensure granola does not burn.
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in airtight containers for up to 3 months.
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