Halloween is my son’s favorite holiday. It lasts only one day but it seems to last FOREVER since there’s more leftover candy than he could ever eat in a lifetime. Here are 5 fantastic suggestions to help put that supply to good use!
Put some of it aside for holiday projects like Gingerbread houses! (Or Valentine cottages or Easter Bunny homes!)
Or squirrel 25 pieces of candy away and use them in countdown calendar. We love an advent calendar in our house and this project makes me even more excited that I can re-purpose Halloween candy!
Contact a dentist in your area that participates in a buyback candy program. You can look up one in your area using this site by entering your zip code. The dental offices collect the candy and send it off to be distributed the troops overseas.
Conduct science experiments! Try predicting whether each type of candy will sink or float.
You’ll also find TONS of candy science experiments in Candy Experiments and Candy Experiments 2! (affiliate links)
Chocolate candy freezes well for months. Simply unwrap, chop into small chunks and place into a freezer bag. Candy bits are perfect for mixing into cookie batter before baking, sprinkling on homemade brownies or topping a sundae.
Whip up a dessert that’s loaded with Halloween candy! Try these Milky Way Caramel Cheesecake Brownies.
Easy Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs can be made with candy corns or M&Ms. Take a look in your stash and try different combinations.
Your movie night will never be the same with this Reese’s Krispies Popcorn.
Pin this post for later- because leftover candy can appear after so many holidays and grandparent visits, you’ll be prepared year-round!