What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

It happens every year–Halloween comes and goes and you just can’t seem to make a dent in the mountain of candy that amasses on your kitchen counter. 

This year, you can plan to do things differently and come up with some tactics to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed by the sugar bomb that will inevitably hit your home in October. Check out some of these great ideas below. 

Freeze It 

One idea you may not have thought of before is to freeze your leftover Halloween candy so it can be thawed and enjoyed throughout the year. Or you can even add the frozen candies to sundaes, milkshakes, or cookie dough for a sweet treat when you’re in the mood. 

Add It to Gifts

Halloween is the unofficial start to the holiday season as we finish out the year, so that means gift giving is right around the corner. Another thing you can do with some of the leftover Halloween candy is to save it and add it to gift baskets or other generic gifts like candles, soaps, or blankets for an added element that anyone will be happy to receive. 

Use It in Crafts

As we mentioned, the rest of the holiday season will quickly approach once Halloween has passed, so hold on to some of that leftover candy to use in seasonal crafts like gingerbread houses, homemade ornaments, and more. 

Donate It

Lastly, you can always donate the leftover candy you have so someone else can enjoy it! There are countless charities out there who will be happy to accept your unwanted candy, including Operation Shoebox, Operation Gratitude, or Treats for Troops

Each of these organizations distribute your leftover candy to troops or first responders who are far away from home and could use some extra candy to brighten up their holidays. There may also be some local charities or food banks in your area who will accept candy donations, so check out what options are available to you closer to home as well. 

With these above tips in mind, you can better tackle that growing pile of Halloween candy before it completely takes over your kitchen, without letting it go to waste!

Bailey Schramm is a writer in partnership with Werever kitchen cabinet manufacturers.

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