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How to Make Granola with Leftover Candy

This Granola Recipe is the perfect snack to make using leftover Halloween candy! Throw in any type of candy corn, candy or candy bars you have on hand to create a crunchy, irresistible snack! Fun to have for an afternoon snack, to send in the kids lunches or eat after the kids go to bed. Granola doesn’t have to be for breakfast only!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, granola, oats, peanuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 158.03kcal


  • 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 tsp. salt


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in airtight containers for up to 3 months.


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.


Calories: 158.03kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.7g | Protein: 2.48g | Fat: 5.83g | Saturated Fat: 2.29g | Cholesterol: 7.63mg | Sodium: 114.01mg | Fiber: 1.41g | Sugar: 12.19g