Halloween isn’t even here and we are already wondering what in the world we are going to do with all that candy. Don’t get us wrong, we love eating it as much as the next person, but after 2 or 3 days, we are over it. But something very deep down inside of us won’t let us just throw it away. We don’t want to be wasteful which means we have to come up with ways to use it.
We found these creative ideas from baking to crafts to even being selfless. Your dentist can thank us later.
7 Things to Do With All of That Halloween Candy:
1. Make a trail mix.
This gives it somewhat of a healthy twist. Add it to a mix of pretzels, nuts or dried fruits and store to eat later.
2. Donate it.
This organization, Operation Gratitude, will ship your Halloween leftovers in care packages to soldiers. The candy should be heat and melt-resistant, but you probably ate all the chocolate anyway.
3. Do a little reverse trick-or-treating.
This is a great way to do a community service with the kiddos. Take the candy to a nursing home, a children’s shelter or the homeless shelter. The recipients will be grateful for the candy and the company.
4. Participate in a candy exchange.
A lot of dentists offer a candy exchange where kids turn in their candy and get healthy treats or some will pay $1 per pound! You can feel extra good about doing this because the dentists then donate the candy to soup kitchens or overseas troops.
5. Use it for holiday decor.
Save the candy (you may need to hide it so you aren’t tempted to eat it) and use it when it comes time to build a gingerbread house for Christmas. Believe it or not, there are 54 days between Halloween and Christmas.
6. Spice up family movie night.
Add bits of the candy to your popcorn for family movie night!
7. Freeze it.
Most candy freezes well. Pop it in the freezer to use later in recipes or just eat!
We hope this helps! What do you do with all that candy?
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