Halloween Candy Buy backs in Kansas City: Leftover Candy Ideas

There are places that will buy (yes, BUY) your child’s Halloween candy from them after the trick-or-treating is over…  These Halloween candy buy backs are a great way to set a limit with your kids.

Kids can pick out their favorites, then get rid of the leftovers by “selling” your Halloween candy, donating extra candy or using it for one of these other fun ideas.

Find Halloween candy buy backs near you now:

Where to Sell Halloween Candy? Halloween Candy Buy Backs Kansas City

What to do With Leftover Halloween Candy?

We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to!

There are a handful of local spots offering Kansas Citians awesome incentives to get rid of your stash this year. We also found places where you can donate your excess candy. You can also check out our other Halloween resources…

Halloween Candy Buybacks Near Me:

You can also explore where to donate candy & other leftover Halloween candy ideas, like baking!

** Be sure to call ahead to confirm the details. 

Prairie Pediatric Dentistry Trade-In or Buy Back

This candy buy back is confirmed for 2020.

What to bring:

Bagged candy, up to 5 ponds. 

What you’ll get:

Receive $1 per pound of Halloween candy (max $5), or choose a special prize. You will also be entered to win an electric toothbrush!


November 2nd to 4th from 7:30 am-4:30 pm


15230 West 87th Street Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66219

What PPD will do with the candy?

Donate your Halloween candy to put a Smile on a Soldier’s Face!       


The Learning Tree Candy Buy Back

This candy buy back is confirmed for 2020.

What to bring:

At least one pound of candy in gallon zip lock bags or doubled-up grocery bags. 

What you’ll get:

$5 Learning Bucks, one per family.


After Halloween


4004 West 83rd St
Prairie Village, KS, 66208

What they’ll do with it:

They’ll be donating the candy to veterans through Treats for Troops. (dedicated drop off site)

Contact them for more details:

Phone: 913 385-1234
Email: [email protected]learning-tree.com


Enhance Dental Care Candy Buy Back

What to bring:

Bring bagged candy, up to 10 pounds.

What you’ll get:

$1 per pound (up to 10 lbs.) 


November 4th, 5th & 6th from 8:30 am to 5 pm


3514 Clinton Pkwy G
Lawrence, KS, 66047

What they’ll do with it:

Donating candy to the troops through Fort Riley USO.

Contact them for more details:

Phone: (785) 832-2882
Email: [email protected]enhancedentalcare.net


Foster Dental Care Candy Buy Back

What to bring:

Bagged candy, up to five pounds.

What you’ll get:

$1 for every pound of candy, up to five pounds.


November 1st, 4th & 5th during business hours (8 am to 5 pm daily).


2150 NW South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO, 64015

What they’ll do with it:

They’ll be sending candy to Operation Gratitude. You can also include cards and items to send to the troops.

Contact them for more details:

Phone: (816) 228-6988
Email: [email protected]fosterdentalcare.com


Fales Pediatric Dentistry Candy Buy Back

What to bring:

Candy up to 5 pounds

What you’ll get:

$1 per pound up to 5 pounds of candy


October 15th- November 8th


13496 S Arapaho Dr, Olathe, KS 66062

What they’ll do with it:

All candy will be going to service men and woman through Operation Breakthrough

Contact them for more details:

Phone: (913) 782-2207 or email: [email protected]


Where to Donate Your Candy in KC?

Soldier’s Angels

This program does not buy the candy back from you, but donates it to service members, wounded heroes, and veterans. Solider’s Angels organizes companies to be drop spots for the candy donations.

Check online to see where the closest candy donation center is to you.

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give-Back Campaign! Our Troops, Veterans, and First Responders love finding candy in their Care Packages and the sweet treats put smiles on their faces.

As part of this year’s give-back campaign, they are also collecting dental floss (to keep those smiles minty fresh), as well as pens and mechanical pencils for Troops to write letters to their loved ones at home.

Operation Shoebox

Ronald McDonald House

Call our local Kansas City Ronald McDonald location for rules for donating candy before heading in.

Operation Stars and Stripes

Any Soldier

Or, help out local Kansas City families by donating it to Harvesters!


What to do With Leftover Candy?

Need more ideas? Here are some other leftover candy ideas & things you can do with your Halloween Candy:

Bake with it

From Candy Corn Biscotti to Candy Bar Croissants, there are all kinds of recipes out there featuring leftover Halloween candy as the main ingredient. Personally, I’m adding Twix & Banana Muffins to my next brunch menu.

Gift it in a Piñata or on Gifts

Have a niece or nephew with a birthday coming up? Buy them a piñata and fill it with all your leftover candy. You’ll be the hit of their party. Or tape candy all over the next few birthday presents you give to up the fun factor for the birthday boy or girl.

Switch Out the Candy with Switch Witch

Get a Switch Witch (or create your own) and convince your kids to leave their candy for the witch to take while they sleep in exchange for a surprise gift when they wake up—like an electric toothbrush!

…Is that mean?

Experiment with Candy

Science Experiments with candy? If someone had introduced me to this as a child I just might have become a chemist. There’s still hope for your kids. Check out these fun experiments here, here and here.

Save Candy for the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner so save some of the candy to use in your holiday countdown, stockings, St. Nick shoes, etc. All this leftover candy is also a great excuse to throw a Gingerbread house-building party.

At your party, use the leftover candy to decorate the gingerbread houses!


Buy Backs Cancelled for 2020:

Ronald McDonald House KC

** Cancelled for 2020.

What to bring:

1 pound of candy in Ziploc bag.

What you’ll get:

To give your extra candy to local families in need. Makes your heart feel good!


We can accept donations at any time, just they know in advance if possible so we can know when to expect it


The drop-off location is at the Longfellow house, 2502 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Contact them for more details:

Phone: (816)842-8321 or email: [email protected]

We hope you found some good ideas of what to do with your left over Halloween candy. There are so many fun options besides Halloween candy buybacks, but who doesn’t love a little extra cash?

If you have ideas we didn’t think of, be sure to drop them in the comments below. 🙂

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