Indianapolis Halloween candy buyback programs

Halloween is the best but there is one big challenge that comes with this spooky holiday: Figuring out what to do with all of the leftover candy. I’ve had those years when you think 4 jumbo bags will be enough and still send my husband to the store because we’ve gone through it in 30 minutes. But inevitably, you end up with too much whether from your own stash or your trick-or-treater’s.

Indianapolis Candy Buyback Programs

Visit Halloween Candy Buy Back to find your closest location. Buybacks are held at local businesses traditionally but not limited to dental offices. The goal is to remove excess Halloween candy from kids which is then donated to support our troops. Participants buyback Halloween candy at a scheduled event, in exchange for cash, coupons, discounts on services, etc. Sometimes they also partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, goods, etc. Each location offers something a little different in exchange.

Here’s a list of locations offering candy buyback options in the Indianapolis area:

Aldrich Pediatric Dentistry

8930 West 10th St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 271-6060
Nov. 1 & 2
The Deal: $1.00/lb up to 20 lbs

Indy Dental Health

9002 N. Meridian St., Suite 210, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 872-3465
October 30th – November 7
The Deal: $1.00/ lb as well as matching that dollar amount and donating the money and the candy to our troops!

Kool Smiles

2248 E 53rd St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 472-9888
3658 East St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 781-5667
Oct. 22-Nov. 1

Martine Dentistry at Stonegate

7635 East Stonegate Drive, Zionsville
Nov. 5 
The Deal: $1 per pound (limit of 10 pounds). All of the candy that is collected will be sent to the Troops and First Responders.

Renew Dental Arts

2205 North Delaware Street, Suite 103, Indianapolis
(317) 602-8924
Nov. 1,  3-6 pm
The Deal: $1.00/lb up to 5 lbs

*This list will be updated as we hear back from more programs.


Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Pizza


  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Halloween chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 3/4 c NESTLÉ® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • Candy bars of your choice
  • Candy eyes and Halloween sprinkles {optional}

Let the cookie dough sit out of the fridge for a half hour. Spread out cookie dough on a pizza pan being sure to use cookie spray on the pan. Bake according to directions on packaging. I used the shortest amount of time to start and kept an eye until it was the perfect golden brown.
Halloween Candy Cookie Pizza
While the cookie is warm out of the oven, dollop the peanut butter and sprinkle the chocolate morsels evenly.
Indianapolis candy buyback programs _ Indy's Child
Smear the two together to make the ‘pizza sauce.’ If you’re a fan of peanut butter, switch the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter.
Indianapolis candy buyback programs _ Indy's Child
Chop the candy bars into decent sized pieces and sprinkle evenly throughout pizza. Add the candy eyes and Halloween Sprinkles.
Halloween Candy Cookie Pizza

Indianapolis candy buyback programs _ Indy's Child

Indianapolis candy buyback programs _ Indy's Child
Cut and serve. Best eaten warm and with milk.
Indianapolis candy buyback programs _ Indy's Child



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