Excellent Ideas on What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Fun Leftover Halloween Candy Ideas


It’s November 1st and Halloween is officially over.  Not only do you have some left over candy you didn’t give out to trick-or-treaters, your kids also have large bags of candy.  If your like me, having too much candy around can be dangerous.  Dangerous to your waistline and dangerous to your sweet children who become candy craving little monsters.  Have no fear!  wwww.kidsplayandcreate.com has complied a list of excellent ideas on what to do with your leftover Halloween candy.

  1.  Donate it- Believe it or not, there are lots of places that would love to take your left over Halloween candy.Donate to:
    1. Local food bank
    2. Homeless shelter
    3. Children’s Hospital
    4. U.S Military Troops
    5. Mental Health Facility
    6. Nursing Home
    7. Ronald McDonald House

2.  Use your candy for decorating gingerbread houses

3.  Use your candy for holiday baking

  1. Make cookies with M&Ms, chopped up candies such as Snickers, Milky Way, Kit-Kats etc..
  2. Use the candy in cakes and cupcakes.

4.   Freeze it and save it for your child’s birthday.

  1. Use it in a pinata
  2. Use it for goodie bags

5.  Make a trail mix, mix some of your leftover candy with nuts and raisins

6.  Bring the candy to work, let your co-workers eat it up.

7.  Check out your local dentist office.  Some dentist offices participate in a candy exchange program and let you trade      your candy for something else.

8.  Purchase  some holiday candy molds such as a sled.  Melt your candy and use it in the molds.  Use them as holiday      gifts for your child’s teacher, coach, bus driver etc…

9.  Save it for 100 day of school projects (Many school celebrate the 100 days of school and often will have children          collect or make a poster of 100 things to bring to school)  You can hot glue the candy to poster board for the 100th      day of school.

10.  Use left over candy corn for Thanksgiving table decoration.  There are many ideas on Pinterest.

11.  Use the candy to make Thanksgiving treat bags to school to hand out in class.

12.  Hide it and let your kids get a couple of pieces a day.

13.  Chop up some candy and add it to hot chocolate for a special treat.

14. Freeze it and save it, then chop it up and use it as toppings for ice cream sundaes.

15.  Use left over candy corn as feathers for turkeys.  Have your children draw and color turkeys on construction paper.  Have the children glue on candy corns on their turkeys to look like feathers.