Five Ideas For Expanding Your Horizons With Leftover Halloween Candy


October 31, 2018

Five Ideas For Expanding Your Horizons With Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is such a great time of year! Dressing up in costumes, walking trunk to trunk for candy, costume contests—there’s just so much to love about Halloween.

But what do you do with all that leftover candy? You could eat it, but let’s face it, that is a lot of candy to eat!

We have gathered some really great ways to repurpose all your Halloween candy—like the candy your kids will be blessed with at our Trunk R Treat celebration tonight from 6-8:30pm, presented by The Island Church! Bring your little ones and join us for a spooky good time, then try these tips for your candy consumption.

 

1. Freeze it! If you freeze your candy, it’ll keep better, and sometimes even taste better too. Plus you can add it to milkshakes and cakes, or use it as cupcake and cake toppings.


2. Trail mix! A slightly healthier alternative to eating all that candy straight up. Add in some peanuts, dried fruit, or other tasty snacks to create a delicious mix.


3. Send it overseas! Did you know that M&Ms were originally created so that WWII soldiers could carry chocolate easily and efficiently during warm weather? Today’s soldiers would appreciate some of that holiday candy too, if you’ve got some to spare. Learn more about how to send your candy to the troops.

 

4. Delicious Candy Cookie Bars! Everybody loves cookies so why not add in all the wonderful candy your children just collected? Just cut up all your candy pieces into bite size pieces and mix it into your favorite cookie bar recipe.


5. Encourage education! We teach our kids not to play with their food, but sometimes that’s the best way to learn. Teach them “Spark in the Dark” by gathering up any Wint-O-Green Life Savers you collected (or buy a few of your own), then turn out the lights, crunch them up, and watch the sparks! Check out this article to learn more.

 


 

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