I don’t know about you, but it is suuuuuper dangerous having all that Halloween candy hanging around our house after the 31st! My Happy Hubby alone could devour an entire Halloween bagful of Snickers in just one sitting! And we definitely can’t afford any extra trips to the dentist, so here are a few ideas on what to do with all that leftover candy…
1. Bake It! Biscuits filled with Tootsie Rolls, cookies with Peanut Butter Cups, brownies with fun-sized chocolates, S’mores, popcorn balls with pretty much anything rolled in… Try some great recipes here.
2. House It! Save your Halloween candy until December, pull it out and decorate gingerbread houses with it!!!
3. Craft It! Wrap up small portions of candy and put numbers on them. Use the candy packages as a countdown advent calendar for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Just take some paper cups (enough for each day in November), fill them with candy, and then glue a small square of tissue paper over the cup. Each day in November your child can poke a hole through the tissue paper to retrieve his/her prize!
4. Disappear It! Have your child take all of his/her leftover candy and leave it somewhere special for The Great Pumpkin or The Candy Fairy or Sugar Sprite to take it away! This is especially helpful with kids who have food allergies – so that they don’t feel like they have totally missed out on the candy fun! Below I included a link to my post about the Halloween Fairy. You all know how much I love fairies!!!! Magic!
5. Share It! Nursing homes, children’s shelters, foster homes, fire stations, youth group at your local church, or your very own place of work! People will love you for bringing in a nice, big bowl of sugary heaven! Also, when I was teaching, I occasionally gave out candy as rewards for good behavior. I LOVED it when parents donated candy to my classroom (meant that I didn’t have to purchase it myself=Happy Hubby), so why not send a big bag in with your kid to give to his/her teacher?
Happy Leftover Candy-ing! 🙂