What Can You Do With All of That Halloween Candy?
How much leftover Halloween candy do you have? After trick or treat night is over, your kiddos count their stash. And that’s when you realize that there is absolutely, positively no way they can eat it all. Half the candy will get hard and crunchy before your kids can finish it, that is they don’t gorge on it (which is never advisable). So what can you do with the mountain of Halloween candy? Well you could throw it out. But that might not go over well with the kids. Or you can try one of these creative candy-eating alternatives.
Bake chocolate-based candy into a cake, cupcake or pie. Instead of letting your kids feast on this family favorite, invite friends over or serve this at an impromptu post-holiday gathering. Even though gummy types of candies won’t bake well into a cake/cupcakes, you can use them to decorate your culinary creations!
Also known as a visit from the “Switch Witch”, offer to swap your kiddo’s candy for something healthier. This can include healthy snacks or small prizes (such as stickers or fancy pencils).
Paint, glue and glitter the candy, collaging it onto cardboard or card stock paper. Turn mini candy bars into pint-sized cars by gluing buttons on as wheels or use gummies to create a colorful patterned rainbow. This non-edible craft may start to melt or go bad. With that in mind, snap a picture or two and then toss the craft.
Taking pictures of crafts isn’t the only post-Halloween activity to try. Photograph the candy or have your child take the pics. Turn the pictures into a holiday photo book to save as a lasting memory.