by Carrie Lowrance
The big night is over, Halloween has come and gone. Even though you had a wonderful time with your children, you may be up to your eyeballs in candy from school, day care and the night itself.
I’m sure you are looking at your stash and thinking, we can’t eat all of this. Believe it or not, there are many ways you can use that candy for doing a lot of good.
Here are some ideas to keep those smiles intact as to what to do with all of that leftover Halloween candy.
Bake-Pick out the best chocolate, caramel, candy bars, etc from your stash and freeze it. This will save you lots of money compared to buying regular priced Christmas candy. You can use it in many ways from using a chocolate bar to make shavings for a dessert, adding caramels to brownies or decorating a cake with foil wrapped miniatures.
Nursing/Retirement Homes-Call your local nursing homes and see if they take donated candy. If they do and the home is small enough, buy leftover treat bags at a reduced cost and make treat bags for the residents.
Animal Shelters-Donate some of your candy to the staff at your local animal shelter. They definitely deserve a treat for all they do. This is a great idea for what to do with your leftover Halloween candy.
Homework Help-Teach your kids math skills by using candy as an example. This is a great idea for what to do with your leftover Halloween goodies.
Operation Gratitude-Operation gratitude will take your leftover Halloween candy and send it to our troops overseas. For more information, click on this link. Operation Gratitude
Halloween Candy Buy Back- At a candy buy back businesses offer various things (coupons, cash, toothbrushes, creative exchanges,etc) in exchange for your leftover candy. The candy is then sent to our troops overseas as well. To find out more information, visit Halloween Candy Buyback
Coffee Treat-Add a Hershey’s kiss to your coffee in the morning and let it melt. Mocha bliss.
Homemade Hot Cocoa-Use some of your leftover chocolate bars to make homemade hot chocolate.
Art/Craft Projects-There are many ways to use candy in art and different craft projects to use as gifts for the holidays.
These are just a few ideas about what to do with your leftover Halloween candy. This way you can give back and keep those smiles intact.