Halloween Candy Pumpkin Bread

HALLOWEEN CANDY PUMPKIN BREAD – a moist, sweet, quick bread made with pumpkin, a simple spice cake mix, and an assortment of leftover chocolate Halloween candy.

Leftover Halloween Candy EASY Pumpkin Bread | Kitchen Cents

With 3 little ones trick-or-treating this year, Halloween candy is not lacking around our house.  This super easy quick bread is a great way to use up some of that leftover chocolate Halloween candy.  It’s so easy, super moist and every bite can be uniquely delicious depending on what kinds of candy you include.

What’s in this leftover Halloween candy pumpkin bread?

I do enjoy making different kinds of quick breads from scratch but this Halloween candy pumpkin bread is hard to beat with how few ingredients it requires.  This pumpkin bread is one of the most simple pumpkin bread recipes you’ll find.  It only has 4 ingredients: a spice cake mix (dry), eggs, pumpkin puree, and chocolate Halloween candy.

How much will this Halloween candy pumpkin bread recipe make?

  • 1 large loaf or
  • 3 mini loaves or
  • a 9×13 pan (if you’d rather a bar) or
  • 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies

Leftover Halloween Candy EASY Pumpkin Bread | Kitchen Cents

Only have 30 minutes? Make cookies!

This recipe is easily adapted to make cookies instead of loaves of bread.  Cookies typically only take a fraction of time to bake when compared to a loaf of bread.  To make cookies, follow the same recipe until the end when you put the batter into loaf pans.  Rather than pans, you will spoon the batter into small 2-3 tablespoon mounds on a cookie sheet and bake for 11-14 minutes until done.

Leftover Halloween Candy EASY Pumpkin Bread | Kitchen Cents

What kind of Halloween candy should I use:

This is the fun part.  I used M&Ms, Snickers, Butterfingers, Crunch, 3 Musketeers, and Milky Ways.  Any of the candies that had chocolate, peanuts, caramel, nougat or peanut butter are what we used.  You’ll probably not want to use any chocolate Halloween candy you don’t like.  For example, if you can’t stand Snickers because it has peanuts then don’t put that in your bread or cookies.

Other Halloween candy you could use:

  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Twix
  • Hershey’s Nuggets
  • Fast Break
  • Mars Bar
  • Milk Duds
  • Payday
  • Hershey’s Chocolate bar
  • Kit Kat
  • Whoopers
  • Hershey’s Cookies N’ Cream
  • Rolos

I would probably avoid using mint chocolate candies such as York Mint Patties or Junior Mints.  I personally think mint flavor in this bread would be a little weird.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Leftover Halloween Candy EASY Pumpkin Bread | Kitchen Cents

Printable recipe and directions:


Leftover Halloween Candy Pumpkin Bread

a moist, sweet bread made with pumpkin, a simple spice cake mix, and an assortment of leftover chocolate Halloween candy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Author Rachel


  • 1 14 oz spice cake mix dry
  • 1 15 oz can 100% pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg
  • 12 oz chocolate Halloween candy chopped, see note for candy ideas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix dry spice cake mix, egg, and pumpkin puree together until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate Halloween candy.
  4. Evenly portion and pour into 3 greased mini loave pans (OR 9x13 pan OR 1 large loaf pan ). See note for cookies.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

  • Adjust bake time if making large loaf (it will need to bake longer 55-65 minutes).
  • If making cookies, spoon 2-3 tablespoons batter per cookie onto greased or lined baking sheet. Bake 12-16 minutes until cookies sponge back when pressed. (makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies)
  • Halloween Candy ideas:
    • Reese's Pieces
    • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
    • Twix
    • Hershey's Nuggets
    • Fast Break
    • Mars Bar
    • Milk Duds
    • Payday
    • Hershey's Chocolate bar
    • Kit Kat
    • Whoopers
    • Hershey's Cookies N' Cream
    • Rolos
    • Snickers
    • M&Ms
    • Butterfinger
    • 3 Musketeers
    • Milky Way

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