Halloween is Over, Now How Do I Manage The Leftovers…?

Every year there is a rush leading up to Halloween, what costume is everyone going to wear? Where is everyone going trick-or-treating? Who is throwing the Halloween party on your block? Who has the best decorations? But now that the actual day is over and all kids are in a sugar coma, the question becomes what do I do with all this candy? It seems like kids come home with more and more sugary treats every year, there’s no way they can eat it all! Throwing it out seems like a waste and by November 2 no one at the office wants to eat it for you. But never fear, we have 10 ways to repurpose the goodies your kids walked so many blocks to harvest:

  1. Freeze it for later occasions—sleepovers, parties, or that late night craving. Putting goodies in the freezer extends the shelf life of packages candy months!
  2. Use it to decorate gingerbread houses during the holidays
  3. Do some science! Sink and float experiments, candy catapults, or dissolving Gobstoppers. Check out this article for more ideas: http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/10/balloon-experiments-with-candy.html
  4. Use it for birthday parties—as party favors, DIY candy necklaces or to fill a piñata
  5. Use it as a tool to assist with homework—math is always more fun with candy involved!
  6. Make it into another delicious treat—trail mix with M&Ms or peanut butter cup brownies. Check out Taste of Home for more recipe ideas: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/recipes-using-leftover-halloween-candy/view-all/
  7. Make some crafts! Check out this article for ideas:  https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2014/11/leftover-halloween-candy.html
  8. Get some CherryBerry frozen yogurt to-go and make your own topped swirl at home!
  9. Donate it! There are a number of organizations who would be happy to take your excess candy off your hands. Check out this article for more info: https://mommypoppins.com/halloween-candy-donation-candy-buy-back-donating-treats-operation-gratitude
  10. Have an outside or inside scavenger hunt—you can either have the clues be candy themed or the prizes candy themed!

This article was written with help from http://www.parenting.com/gallery/things-to-do-with-leftover-halloween-candy?page=10