How many times have you bought way too much Halloween candy and once the trick or treating is over, you are left with way too much to eat? Have you ever wondered what to do with it all besides just throwing it away? There are some options to deal with an excess of candies from Halloween.
Donate To a Food Pantry
When most people think of donating to a food pantry, they think of canned goods and boxed dinners. However, you can also donate your leftover Halloween candy. There are many children who would love to have a few Halloween treats when their parents have to pick up a food box from the local pantry.
Bake With It Later
A great way to add flavor to cakes, cookies, and even ice cream is to add smashed up pieces of chocolate or use Skittles, M&M’s, or other candies. You can store it in the freezer or refrigerator and use it in your baked treats later on.
Add Leftover Chocolates to Beverages
One great way to use those leftover chocolates from Halloween is to add them to your favorite beverages. You can make a mocha coffee by adding chocolate to your cup or use them to make chocolate milk instead of the syrup you buy at the store.
Bribes for Potty Training
Some parents give their children a small piece of candy when they use the toilet during the potty training years. It may be considered bribing, but some parents swear by it. The trick is not to give them an entire candy bar, but just a tiny piece. That way, they won’t get too much sugar at once.
Use Candies For Practicing Math Skills
If your child is learning how to count, add, or subtract, then you can use leftover Halloween candy to help them practice their math skills. Perhaps after they finish their daily math practice, you can give them one candy as a reward for a job well done.
Low Blood Sugar Emergency Stash
Some people can get low blood sugar, which can cause a variety of symptoms. These people need something to elevate their sugar levels quickly, which can include a cup of orange juice or a piece of candy. If there is someone like this in your family, then you can keep leftover Halloween candy as an “emergency stash.”
Send Candy To Our Troops
Operation Shoebox sends items to our troops that are overseas. They take donations of all kinds and our soldiers are sure to appreciate some candy even if it is after Halloween.
Now that you have some tips on how to use up your leftover Halloween candy, do you have some creative ways that you would like to share?