Five Things to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

By Elisa Xie, Contributor

The candy aisles at local stores are lined with sweet to be purchased and sold on Halloween night.

Going out with your friends on the spookiest night of the year? We all know that you get left with a mountain of uneaten candy. So what should you do with all of these sugar filled goodies?

  1. Add it to a treat!

You can add candy bars to milkshakes, sundaes, or ice cream to spice things up. Or you can mix these into a cake or brownies to add an extra layer of sweetness to your desserts. If you have little snacks like M&Ms or pretzels, you could blend them into a trail mix of your choice!

  1. Save them for gifts!

Have a friend whose birthday is near? You can stuff them in gift bags with wrapping paper, or just give them a box full of candy as the gift itself!

  1. Make an advent calendar!

With the season of giving coming, get creative and make your own advent calendar! You can make a DIY punchout advent calendar by putting candy in disposable cups and covering them with wrapping paper. Stick the bottom of the cup to a poster board numbered 1-30 and “punch” through the paper each day for a new treat!

  1. Donate it! (or even sell it!)

There’s numerous organizations that accept candy to donate to people, including:

  • Operation Gratitude
  • Soldiers’ Angels
  • Operation Shoebox

☆  You can actually sell your extra candy to the Halloween Candy Buyback! ☆

  1. Give it to your friends and family

This is probably the simpleist thing you can do. If you have too much candy to eat, give it to someone else who might not have gone out for Halloween night. That is the main idea of Halloween after all: giving candy!

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