Five Great Ideas For What To Do With that Leftover Halloween Candy!
Halloween candy is a cherished tradition during this spooky season. Kids roam neighborhoods, in all sorts of costumes, in search of sweet treats. Houses with their porch light on act as a beacon for kids in search of some sweet items. From chocolate bars to gummy worms, there’s really not a bad treat to get. Whether it’s the thrill of trick-or-treating or the joy of handing out goodies, Halloween candy adds a delightful, sugary layer to the festivities, creating lasting memories of indulgence and fun. But what happens with all of the candy? Whether it’s leftover from not getting enough trick-or-treaters or the kids brought home waaaaaay too much. What can you do with it? Lets’ take a look at five great ideas for what to do with that leftover Halloween candy!
Recipes Galore! There’s so much you can make with leftover Halloween candy. Take your chocolate chip cookie or brownie recipe and crank it up a notch with some leftover candy! And don’t just think – M&M’s. Go all out with a mini Milky way, Three Musketeers, Candy corn and more!
Speaking of recipes, here’s something simple – How about some gourmet candy popcorn??!! First, just heat up some melting candy in the microwave and stir into a few cups of popcorn. Then have some chopped up candy bas and sprinkle on – like Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and more. You’re almost done! Spread onto a baking mat to cool. And then go to town!
Ever have Dessert Nachos? They’re as good as they sound! Use apple slices or pretzels as the “tortilla chips” and then drizzle on your favorite toppings like chocolate sauce, caramel or marshmallow fluff. Then the best part – sprinkle with pieces of your favorite leftover candy bars that you enjoy!
Like a cold dessert? Try this – Real Simple has a recipe for Frozen Peanut Cup Banana Pops. Use chopped Halloween candy as the crunchy coating on homemade fruit pops. Genius! Just dip your favorite fruit in melted chocolate, roll in crushed candy and devour. Try a banana….it works perfectly!
Don’t want all that candy around and want to help out others? You can donate it to the troops! Find out about local ways to donate your candy to our men and women in uniform. Programs like Operation Gratitude collect candy in November to send overseas to the troops. Click here to find a participating business in your area.
I hope those five great ideas for what to do with that leftover Halloween candy helped. Remember there is So much candy…….Don’t feel the need to consume it in a couple days. Savor it. Enjoy it. Do something fun or good with it!