October 30, 2016

8 Things to Do with Your Halloween Candy

Are you Halloweened out yet? I’m already thinking post-pumpkins! You’re likely already overloaded with sweets and we haven’t even reached actual trick or treating yet! It’s madness. Well, after confiscating that candy and doling out a little per lunch, don’t toss it. Below, 8 ideas for what to do with all that sugar…

1. BARK

We just made this cute dessert, favor and gift at my costume swap party and it was a huge hit! Granted, you’re eating even more chocolate but it’s a fresh presentation and you give most away. I boxed and bagged it up for teachers, doormen, mailmen and crossing guards too!

2. TRAIL MIX

Don’t toss those M&M’s! Add some nuts and healthy it up a bit!

3. COOKIES

Make Thumbprint cookies with Hershey’s Kisses, Peanut Butter Cup cookies, really anything cookies. Again, more sweets. But one treat and give rest away or freeze.

4. FREEZE IT

Speaking of freezing, throughout the year, break it out for milkshakes, sundaes, cookie dough…

5. MELT IT

Turn in into chocolate fondue for a fun family night dinner or put it into molds with your kids (Easter Bunny? Santa?) and freeze or gift.

6. SAVE IT

What to put in those advent calendars and on the gingerbread houses? Or even a holiday piñata? DIY a Santa, stocking or snowman with your kids! They’ll have a blast making it- and breaking it!

7. DONATE IT

Send it to the troops, homeless shelters, hospitals, fire or police stations, shelters, orphanages. Or participate in a buyback program at participating dentist offices. Involve your kids and make them a part of giving back. Have them write a letter, draw a picture, add photos from Halloween and have them drop it off or mail it out with you.

8. ADULT PARTY

Who says the candy has to be for kids? At your next ladies night or couples evening, incorporate candy! Chocolate martinis, a chocolate flavored Black or White Russian or even a mocha coffee drink after dinner.

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