Everyone knows that Halloween is all about two things - costumes and CANDY! After a full night of trick-or-treating, there can still be a lot of leftover candy even after sorting out the allergy friendly treats that you want to keep. If this rings true for you, we have outlined some ways to share your treats and/or get creative with what you have. Before we jump in, if you are having a hard time fitting in time for cooking this time of year, you are not alone, check out school lunch delivery services, which makes nutritional kids’ meals easy!
8 Creative Ideas for What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy:
1. Take it to Work or Give it to Family
Gift your candy at work or set a bowl out the next time family visits.
2. Donate It
Did you know that you can also donate leftover Halloween candy? There are several organizations who will send your extra candy to deployed military servicemen and veterans. Check out Treats for Troops as one example and learn how to get involved.
3. Make Paint from Giggles
Taste and paint the rainbow with YumEarth Giggles! Did you know that you can make a watercolor-like paint just by soaking your Giggles in a bit of water? This is one of the best crafts with candy, plus it smells amazing and is non-toxic. Use candy paint to create a beautiful and unique work of art.
4. Add to an Ice Cream Sundae
While the weather might be cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae topped with hot fudge and candy pieces. Instead of sprinkles, use candies like YumEarth Gummy Bears. This is the perfect sweet ending to any day!
5. Make a Candy Popcorn Mix
Popcorn topped with candy is a little sweet and salty snack that we love when we’re at the movies, but it is also a treat you can enjoy when you’re at home. To make it, pop some regular salt popcorn and add pretzel sticks and the candy of your choice. YumEarth Giggles or YumEarth Chocolate Roll’n Stones are particularly good in this mix.
6. Make Candy-Topped Cookies
Cookies are popular year-round, so use up some of those small chocolates while baking delicious leftover Halloween candy cookies. You can use a simple sugar cookie recipe and then add the candy of your choice as a topping.
7. Use Candy to Decorate Your Gingerbread House
Still have some candy lingering around the house in December? Repurpose it for the winter season by using it to decorate a gingerbread house. Looking for an allergy friendly house? Look no further! Shop YumEarth's NEW allergy-friendly Gingerbread House Kit. Check out some of our helpful decorating tips to make the most of this fun family activity.
8. Freeze It
If all else fails and you still have too much candy on your hands, we recommend freezing it so that you can use it later. Pull out your frozen candy throughout the year to use as toppings on cakes, brownies, and cookies when the time is right. It should stay fresh for around ten months in the freezer.Looking for even more uses for leftover Halloween candy? Check out our Candy Corn Crispies recipe for a tasty treat!