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So Halloween has come and gone, and you and your kids are still trying to get through the mountains of leftover Halloween candy. Here, we’ve got some creative ideas to help you ensure that no candy goes to waste.
From innovative recipes to art projects, you will definitely find something on this list to help you work your way through that large supply of candy!
Halloween Candy Brownies
You can use your leftover Halloween candy to spice up a regular brownie recipe. All you need to do is prepare your usual ingredients needed for a simple brownie recipe. When the mixture is ready, place some pieces of Halloween candy into the mix! These leftover treats will be a delicious addition to any regular brownie mix.
Halloween Candy Hot Chocolate
This recipe is perfect for the lead up to Thanksgiving and on those cold winter nights! Once your cup of hot chocolate is ready, top it off with some chunks of chocolate bars taken from your Halloween stash.
Use it at a birthday party
If any of your kids or relatives’ kids’, have a birthday coming up, then your leftover Halloween candy will be perfect for this. What better way to use it than to feed a whole gang of excited kids? You not only get to feed them during the party; you can also make up goody bags of sugary treats for them to take home.
Make dessert ‘nachos’
You can make dessert ‘nachos’ by using slices of apple. Melt any leftover chocolate and spread it decoratively on top of the apple slices. Then you can top it off with gummy bears, marshmallows, or anything else you can find. This is perfect for the whole family after a large meal!
Make candy popcorn
If you don’t have popcorn already in your pantry, then purchase a microwavable packet for this recipe.
Once the popcorn has finished popping, mix all your leftover chocolate into a bowl, and melt it in the microwave. Toss your popcorn and any other candy you wish into the bowl and give it a good mix together. M&Ms and marshmallows work especially well in this dish. Delicious!
If you don’t think that you can take any more chocolate or sugar right now, then you can always freeze your treats. Before you place them in the freezer, make sure your candy is chopped up into bite-size pieces and stored in containers. This means you will have a great supply of little snacks to place on top of cakes, ice cream, or hot chocolate!
Take it to the office
You could always make a large bowl of various candy treats to leave out in your office at work. Your colleagues will love this!
If you have quite a large pile of leftover candy and you don’t think you will be able to get through it all in time, you can donate it to charity. Many local charities work with children that would love a delicious donation like this!
Use it for art supplies
Not all candy has to be eaten! Candy such as gummy bears or other sugary treats are perfect for enhancing any art project.
Think of a 3D picture of a village using gummy bears as villagers! This will also be great for keeping your kids occupied during the holidays.