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Fun Uses for Your Leftover Halloween Candy

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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… :)

Meet Brittany

Brittany is a lover of all things Jesus, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the color pink. She is a bubbly, little ball of passion and energy, always excited to make a new friend. When she isn’t spending time with family and friends, you can find her aimlessly wandering around Hobby Lobby, or curled up on the couch binge watching Gilmore Girls… for the 97th time.

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