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You have all of this Halloween candy left.
I always say it: my daughter loves trick-or-treating more than she loves the candy. So, it goes into a big bag that gets shoved onto the lowest shelf in our pantry where it stays until I throw it out to make room for the Easter candy.
However, there are many great things you can do with candy (besides sitting it in the closet and eating it yourself — not that there’s anything wrong with that . . .). We have some great tips for candy fun (and usage). And, this isn’t just for Halloween candy. You can do this with Christmas and Hanukkah candy, birthday candy, Easter candy, and other holidays or events where you end up with a ton of leftover candy.
What To Do With Leftover Candy
1. Freeze the candy.
Did you know that you can freeze candy, including chocolate and hard candy? Sometimes the chocolate may become a little lighter on the surface during freezing, but it’s still good to use! Then, you can use the candy for learning or recipes (cookies, brownies, milkshakes, ice cream toppings) without throwing it out or wasting it!
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2. Donate leftover Halloween candy.
Turn that too much candy frown upside down and make this into a homeschool service project! Check with local shelters and nursing homes and see if you can drop the candy and do some visiting.
Operation Gratitude also heads up an effort to send your leftover candy to our troops and first responders.
3. Use leftover candy for recipes.
Use the candy for cooking projects! (Cooking is an amazing way to learn, right?) Check out these recipes:
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4. Do some candy science experiments.
What’s better than exploding some candy, huh? (OK, maybe not exploding, but some science-y stuff.)
(Sorry, one exploding science project.)
5. Enjoy leftover candy crafts and activities.
What do you do with your leftover Halloween candy?
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