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Ideas for Halloween Candy Leftovers

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Wondering what to do with leftover Halloween candy?

 

Many families find themselves with a lot of leftover candy after Halloween and Saint Germain Catering is here to help with that issue too! The following ideas are great for candy, Halloween or otherwise!

 

Send it to our troops overseas….

Groups like Operation Shoebox, which supports our troops, will gladly take donations.

 

Freeze it….

Throughout the year, add it to milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream and plain cookie dough. For a quick milkshake, add mini Butterfinger or Snickers bars to ice cream or frozen yogurt and milk….add a banana for a less guilty pleasure.

 

Bake it into cakes…

Try peanut butter cup cookies or brownies with fun size candy bars inside. Or just put it on top of cakes and cupcakes, or stir it into icing.

 

DIY trail mix…

Open bags of little candies like M&Ms and make your own trail mix by adding pretzels, nuts and dried fruit.

 

Bring it to the Thanksgiving table…

Remember how your mom used to make yams with marshmallows? Try using leftover candy corn!

 

Adults: Pair it with wine…

The chocolate, caramel, nuttiness of Snickers go great with tawny ports and the cookie-like Twix goes well with a smooth Scotch

 

For more adult yumminess, make homemade flavored vodka…

Just drop a piece of candy in a bottle and let it soak for a while to make your own homemade, creatively flavored alcohol.

 

Put chocolates into your coffee…

This makes for a quick and easy mocha!

 

Keep some in your purse…

Save it for when you need a sugar fix—or for when your child needs to be bribed.

 

Use it as a learning tool…

Children can practice counting or do their math homework with little Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses, or other mini candies.

 

Use it for your kid’s birthday party…

–          Make a board game and use the candy as playing pieces.

–          Create DIY candy necklaces.

–          Stuff it into a piñata

 

Use it for holiday décor…

–          Save and use next year for a Halloween wreath.

–          Use it to make super-sweet Christmas ornaments.

–          Save it for decorating a gingerbread house.

–          Use the wrappers for Christmas cards or decoupage

 

Let your children make a care package and send it to their grandparents…

Your parents (most likely) were not running around the neighborhood begging for treats in a costume, but that doesn’t mean they still won’t enjoy the candy.

 

Take it to work…

It’ll be gone in no time!

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