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Wondering what to do with leftover Halloween candy? I’ve got 13 ways to use up Halloween candy that won’t put you on a sugar high.
Halloween was a few days ago and I’m so over the candy. The kids are begging for it now and too hyper from all the sugar. I swear the kids volume level increases with the amount of candy they consume. The candy isn’t a free-for-all at our house, but when the kids know it’s here they whine and beg for it CONSTANTLY!
So, I thought of a few ways to use up all that candy that doesn’t involve them just stuffing it in their face! My daughter helped me come up with these ideas and I think they are great!
What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy
1. Have the kids put it under their pillow and the “Candy Fairy” will leave a prize or money in exchange. (think Tooth Fairy)
2. Recipes with leftover Halloween candy. Bake a giant cookie, spread with frosting, and sprinkle with an assortment of broken candy pieces.
3. Send it to work with your spouse! I know my husband’s work loves to get goodies.
4. Save it for Thanksgiving and Christmas craft projects (ie Gingerbread houses).
5. Send leftover Halloween candy to troops. (don’t send chocolate…it might melt). Check here for a location near you to donate the candy if you don’t have a friend or family member to directly send it to.
6. Wondering if you can freeze leftover Halloween candy? Yes, you can totally freeze the chocolate candy that you didn’t use from #5.
7. Make ice cream Blizzards at home.
8. Make trail mix (using some healthier things too like pretzels and nuts).
9. Bake it into a cupcake or use as a mix in for cookies.
10. Use the M&M’s and Skittles for potty training incentives.
11. Donate leftover Halloween candy to your church, school, nursing home, etc.
12. Add it to an Operation Shoebox or Operation Christmas Child boxes, don’t use the chocolate though (see #6 for chocolate idea).
13. Aww…what the heck…just eat it after the kids go to bed. You know you want to!
mary mccloy says
I like the idea of making blizzards out of the left over candy 🙂
Jennifer Mae Hiles says
Haha, #13 is my favorite! Great ideas too!
Richard Hicks says
These are very creative ideas that I will seriously consider!
Morgan Lepley Edger says
I love candy corn, all the sugar included! 🙂
I like the idea of saving it for holiday baking. I can already think of all sorts of recipes!
Kathleen Downes says
Great ideas. I especially like the Blizzard and making holiday craft projects.
I think my favorite is making Blizzards too!
katelyn grider says
Angie Gatto says
I like the eating it suggestion the best. 🙂
LOL! Me too Angie!
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
These are really great ideas I may have to try some of these Halloween is coming soon.
Cynthia C says
Candy corn is also delicious when mixed with salted peanuts. That’s the only way I like it.
I love these ideas and so would my son!
Kimberly Davis says
These are fantastic ideas. Wow. Very good.
Christy Maurer says
Well, my kids are teens now and too old to trick or treat sooooooo we just buy candy for ourselves in addition to what we pass out…the really good kind that we know we will eat. But these are awesome ideas 🙂
Karen Glatt says
I like this blog post about 13 ways to use Halloween candy! My favorite is to make a giant cookie and put candy on it! Yummy!
Cheryl Abdelnour says
I love the blizzard idea.
debra Givens wagner says
I love your 13 ways to use candy around your house at Holloween!!
Shelly Johnson says
I have a 19 month old son so 10.Use the M&M’s and Skittles for potty training incentives. is RIGHT up my alley! And I NEVER would have thought of that!!
These are all very good ideas..loved the post
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Terri P says
Love these tips!
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Sumer Blaker says
We love blizzards and will be trying this after Halloween.
Wow such great ideas
Debra L.Guillen says
Thanks for the great ideas
Mary Beth Elderton says
I like #13 😀
Patricia Williams says
I love the gingerbread house idea. That is perfect for the small candies none will eat.
Tiffany Cruz says
All great ideas but I usually do the old stand by method of just eating it all. LOL.
Little Miss Kate says
I love baking with candy – Mars bar squares are simple and SO yummy
Making blizzards at home… fantastic idea!
You are so right about the volume level increasing as the sugar intake increases. After raising 3 girls and allowing over night slumber parties (as a single dad), I know …I KNOW!!
I like the first idea. That’s pretty damn clever! 🙂
I like the send it to work idea, then I won’t see it.
Becky Ryan-Willis says
You have some great ideas! I like the blizzards idea, and using it in baking cookies. Oh and eating it after they go to bed :).
Belinda @zomppa says
Ooooo…blizzards, gingerbread houses! Great ideas!