What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

If you have leftover Halloween candy and are looking for creative ways to use or get rid of it, here are some ideas:

  1. Donate: Consider donating the candy to local shelters, food banks, or organizations that support troops overseas. Many places accept candy donations to bring a little sweetness to those in need. Your local senior center might put out a bowl of candy at the reception desk or around the facility.
  2. Freeze for Baking: Chop up the candy and freeze it to use in future baking projects. Add candy pieces to cookies, brownies, or even homemade ice cream.
  3. Decorate Baked Goods: Use the candy to decorate cakes, cupcakes, or other baked goods. It can add a colorful and festive touch to your desserts.
  4. Make Trail Mix: Create a trail mix by combining leftover candy with nuts, dried fruits, and pretzels. It is a sweet and salty snack that can be enjoyed on the go.
  5. Save For Gifts and Party Favors: Save the candy for upcoming birthdays, holiday parties, or other events where you can use it as party favors or small gifts.
  6. Use For Educational Activities: Use the candy for educational purposes. You can use it for counting, sorting, or even science experiments with kids.
  7. Melt and Dip: Melt down chocolate-based candies to use as dipping sauces for fruits like strawberries or pretzels. You can also use them to create chocolate-covered treats.
  8. Break Up For Ice Cream Toppings: Crush or chop the candy and use it as a topping for ice cream sundaes.
  9. Use For Charitable Fundraisers: If you are involved in a charity event or fundraiser, you could use the candy as prizes or giveaways.
  10. Regift or Share: If you have friends, family, or coworkers who would appreciate the candy, consider sharing it with them.
  11. Utilize For Craft Projects: Get creative and use the candy for craft projects. Create candy-themed artwork, ornaments, or decorations.
  12. Trade or Swap: Organize a candy trade or swap with friends or neighbors who might have different types of leftover candy.
  13. Use For Cooking Ingredients: Incorporate small candy pieces into your cooking. For example, you can use them as a surprise ingredient in pancakes or muffins.
  14. Save for Next Year: Some candies have a long shelf life. You can save them to give out next Halloween or use them for decorations.
  15. Take to Office: Bring the candy to your workplace to share with coworkers or leave it in a common area as a treat for everyone.

When Halloween is over, make a note of how much you purchased and have left over so that next year you will not over purchase and have to deal with leftover candy again.

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