10 Genius Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy
With the heavy rains that fell during prime trick-or-treat time, you may have extra candy on your hands this year. Here are 10 fun and very resourceful things to do with all that Halloween candy!
1. Freeze it
Candy can stay fresh for months it the freezer and it's conveniently there for future access whenever you need it most! Perfect for after school snacks, a road trip snack, a cup of hot chocolate in the dead of winter, or a celebratory milkshake in the spring.
2. Bake with it
Even if you don't freeze it, wrapped candy has a pretty long shelf life. Search for recipes online and make goodies that can be shared with family and friends. Use candy and chocolates in cookies, bars, cheesecake, cupcakes, candy bark and more! Put on an apron, grab your mini chef, and make memories in the kitchen!
3. Make trail mix
Add pretzels, favourite nuts, dried fruit, or granola and other cereal, and provide a customized play date snack or party favour.
4. Got chocolate?
Melt mini Hershey bars or other chocolate into decadent fruit dips, cupcake frosting, or doughnut glazes.
5. Use it for learning
Hands-on learning is best and candy makes a great tool for teaching colours, numbers, fractions, and shapes. Conducting science experiments to check which candy bar melts faster or what colour Skittles dissolve quicker make for a fun activity!
6. Make a gingerbread house
Save coloured and small candy pieces for gingerbread house accents.
7. Use it in a Birthday Piñata
Have a birthday party coming up? All that candy is perfect to put in a Piñata!
8. Make art
Melt and use coloured candy such a skittles to paint with it, or make a collage by glueing it into shapes. Make other edible art projects, craft candy necklaces, or create your family’s own version of the Candyland game board.
9. Save it for Christmas
With Christmas and the Holidays just around the corner, you will need candy! Use it to fill advent calendars, decorate gingerbread houses, and use as stocking stuffers.
10. Share it
Dropping a bag of unopened candy at a local food pantry, homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or nursing home will make givers and recipients smile. Or, share it in the office lunch room.