leftover halloween candyIt’s the day after Halloween and now your candy bowl is full.  You probably see things like M&M’s, Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, Dots and Whoppers, among other things. 

Your children are extremely happy, but Mom and Dad can’t wait to rid the house of these delicious treats.  Trust me when I say you are not alone! …And there are options.

Candy doesn’t have to be consumed within a week or even a month.  Take a look at this list of ideas for leftover Halloween candy:

  • Crush up the “good candy” and add to cookie dough before baking.

leftover halloween candy

  • Use those crushed pieces to roll chocolate covered marshmallows or pretzel rods in it.
  • You could also sprinkle your favorite crushed candy on top of pie or cupcakes.

leftover halloween candy

  • My children love to make a candy bar for dessert one night.  We each grab a bowl of vanilla ice cream and I let them add their own crushed mix-in!  It is cheaper than taking a visit to the ice cream parlor and just as fun!
  • Save the candy for Valentine’s Day!  Most candy has a 6-8 month shelf life.  (Valentine’s Day is in 5 short months.)
  • You could save the candy for upcoming birthday party favors, too.
  • Donate the leftovers to your child’s school.  Some teachers use this as a reward for good behavior.
  • You could also donate to your dentist.  Many dentists will actually buy your candy from you and ship it off to soldiers!

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  1. You are so creative! It would never have crossed my mind to make desserts or sprinkles from the remaining chocolates and candies :))) Probably because in my family we never have extra chocolates left! I really liked your idea. Perhaps today I will buy sweets and make cupcakes stuffed with such sprinkles. Thank you for the idea!

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