Now that Halloween is over, many may have a lot of candy leftover. With all of the fears associated with trick-o-treating; more people being more to themselves nowadays; and with some people being more choosey in selecting where to celebrate Halloween; many homes may have a ton of candy leftover. Therefore, it’s important to think of what to do with all that stash of candy. Of course, it can’t be eaten up in a matter of a few days, unless someone wants to risk the chance of tooth decay or digestion issues. So, it’s imperative to make the best of all that’s leftover.
With that in mind, the following are great things to do with leftover Halloween Candy:
1. Freeze It – To ensure that candy will last longer throughout the several months to a year, you must freeze it, so the candy will remain fresh. Otherwise, candy will normally expire in a year of it being made. However, some candy could have been on the store shelves for some months of you purchasing it, and because of that, it’s very important to freeze the leftover candy, just in case.
2. Bake it into cakes and cookies – From M&Ms to Health bars, you can easily stir it into your cookie dough, or even your cake batter. Then from there, you can cook them. You can also cook the cake for most of the allotted time, and then place crushed candy on top of the cake, cookies, and even pies, and cook it for the rest of the time allotted.
3. Serve in milkshakes – Rather it will be chocolate candies, caramel, or even jelly beans, different types of candy will taste spectacular in your favorite milkshakes.
4. Place some in candy dishes – Before putting the leftover Halloween candy in the freezer, you can fill up one or two candy dishes, in order for your family, friends, and you to snack on from time to time. And then, when the candy is getting low, you can take some out of the freezer to thaw, and refill the candy dishes.
5. Make Trail Mix – With Chex cereal, mini pretzels, nuts, M&Ms, raisins, etc., you can enjoy all the sweet and salty pleasures, while getting great nutrition at the same time.
6. Put chocolates into your coffee – Doing this will create the same flavor as a great Mocha latte.
7. Use it as holiday décor – You can use different color candies of different sizes for the Gingerbread house. You can also use Hershey kisses in their different types of colored (or just silver) wrappings, connect it to Christmas tree beads, and hang it on the Christmas tree.
8. Use them in children’s birthday parties – This can be done by stuffing them in a piñata; by using them as playing pieces for board games; or by making candy necklaces or bracelets.
9. Give it away – You can place some in a candy dish or two in your office, or you can wrap it up in a mug or basket with pretty wrappings and pretty, colored string for a casual friend’s birthday, in showing appreciation, etc.
10. Have some handy in your purse – Many times, you may be running late getting home due to long lines, traffic jams, etc. So, to tame your appetite while waiting to go home, you can easily go into your purse to get a few pieces of candy. Also, it’s good to have to give your children treats while waiting to go home to feed them.