Okay, you’ve heard of repurposing furniture but Halloween candy? That’s right. Between candy your kids bring home from trick or treating and what you bought to hand out, you’ll have leftovers galore. Rather than throw them in the garbage, consider these ways of repurposing leftover Halloween candies.
Freeze Them for Baking
Instead of spending even more money to buy chocolate for baking, simply use some leftover candies from Halloween. For this, put chocolate in zipped plastic bags and place them in the refrigerator. That way, it’ll last a long time. So, when you’re ready to bake a cake, cookies, or brownies, you have special ingredients on hand.
You can do the same thing to enhance certain beverages. For coffee, cappuccino, Frappuccino, and even smoothies, use leftover Halloween candy. In addition to the chocolate you freeze and use later, you can enhance the flavor of beverages with hard and semi-hard candy. As an example, candy corn gives coffee a wonderful, sweet flavor.
Send Them to the Troops
US military personnel work all over the world. In some cases, they’re stuck in isolated and dangerous areas. Not only that but they’re often separated from family and friends. So, they look forward to receiving packages and mail, including Halloween candy. Several organizations assist with this, including Operation Shoebox.
Take Them to the Office
If you work in an office building, take some of the leftover candies with you. Depending on where you sit, you can set a bowl of treats on your desk or put them on the receptionist’s desk. Both employees and visitors alike will appreciate the gesture.
Use for Your Child’s Birthday Party
For a son or daughter with a birthday that follows Halloween, leftover candy is a blessing. Here’s a great idea. Buy a pinata and stuff it with various types of candy. If you don’t say anything, no one will know your secret. Also, this will reduce what you spend on the party.
Make Christmas Decorations
With so many different types of candies, they’re great for making Christmas decorations. You could use hard candies to create ornaments. Another possibility, use leftover jelly beans, licorice, and, again, hard candies to make an amazing gingerbread house. You and your kids can even create a fun advent calendar.
Include Them in Your Thanksgiving Meal
As mentioned, you can make all kinds of delicious foods with leftover Halloween candies. For this Thanksgiving, come up with ways to use them in some of your recipes. Along with that, place a bowl of candies on the dinner table. That way, guests can grab a piece at will.
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Gift Them to Others
Perhaps your child knows someone who couldn’t trick or treat for one reason or another. In that case, they could gift that person some of the extra candies that you have at home.
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