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.
- 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.
- 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!
- You could also make this Tootsie Roll fudge.
- 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!
- Make a craft.