It’s that time of year – When you wish calories didn’t exist.
But unfortunately, we haven’t made that scientific breakthrough quite yet. So, the question remains – what on earth do you do with all of the leftover Halloween candy?!
Here are a few fun ideas to help get the sweets out of your house quickly.
1. Cooking & Baking – There are endless possibilities when it comes to re-purposing candy in the kitchen.
Freeze – You can freeze the candies and pull them out when you want to spice up an everyday recipe. Try adding it to milkshakes, brownie mix, or top a cake with crumbled up candy. I was recently hanging out with some friends who had frozen candy from Halloween, and that’s what we used for our s’mores in July!
DIY Trail Mix – Pick out your favorite trail mix ingredients- mixed nuts, dried fruit, cereals, granola, etc. Then add in leftover M&M’s & other candy to get that small sweet fix.
2. Learning Tool- On a rainy or cold day when you are stuck inside, you can bust out the extra candy to do art projects, science experiments & more! Here are a few of my favorite ideas.
Starburst Candy Mosaic – The kiddos can unwrap and count all of the Starbursts, divide them by color into piles or bowls, & then use the candies to create different shapes & pictures.
Skittles Experiment – This one is super cool & super simple! All you need is a plate, a pack of Skittle’s, & some hot water. Your kids can make as many designs as they want, and you can even give them a toothpick to swirl the colors once the water has changed colors.
Candy Corn Counting – Use construction paper to make tree trunks labeled with a number. The kiddos identify the number and then add candy corn leaves to the tree until each tree has the correct number of leaves.
3. Save for Future Holidays – This is quite possibly my favorite idea of all. Save the candy for events & holidays that you know are coming up.
Gingerbread houses – Save candies to create your gingerbread masterpieces during the Christmas season!
Birthdays – If you have a birthday coming up in your life, save the candy and add it to a piñata or goodie bags for the party goers to enjoy.
4. Or you know, you could just eat it… 🙂