Halloween often means bags and bags of leftover candy.
But now the left over candy is haunting you ….
it’s calling your name ……… it’s begging to be eaten.
It’s usually the candy you don’t even like- but it’s still there, taunting the kids and you. Sound familiar?
I find it’s best to just get rid of it. But rather than tossing it into the garbage, here’s a few great ideas of what to do with those left over sweets:
Candy Buy Back program. Started by dentists, the goal of the program is to remove excess halloween candy from kids and support the troops. Depends on the program but you might get cash, coupon, toothbrushes or the like in exchange for the candy.
Donate it. Similar idea- the candy is used in care packages for Veteran organization and troops stationed overseas. This one removes the idea of getting something in return, which is a great learning experience for kids to experience the joy and satisfaction of donating and helping others for!
A quick search on Google will return lots of local places that participate in both the above options.
Trade-n-Treat, Candy Monster or Switch Witch. This one goes by a few different names, but essentially you let the kids pick out a few pieces of the candy they really would like to have. The rest gets exchanged for a small toy or something else non-food related.
Make an early Gingerbread House. Use part of the candy to make a gingerbread house. Nobody really wants to eats candy off one of those!
What did you do with your left0over Halloween candy?