I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! Halloween on a school night is tough for the kids. Luckily, it is only one day a year. However, with two kids trick-or-treating we have enough candy in the house to last us until next Halloween! Thankfully, my kids are not huge candy eaters. They usually donate their Take 5, M&Ms and Twix to my husband and I (they know what we like!). Then they are good eating 1-2 pieces of candy a day. I’m not kidding when I tell you that our candy bowl probably has Halloween candy in it from last year. But what do you do if your kids will devour their Halloween candy stash if you let them? Or like our family, end up with candy for days? Here are 5 things that you can do with all of that leftover Halloween candy.
1. Halloween Candy Buyback – Many dentists and other businesses participate in the Halloween Candy Buyback program. Children can bring in their Halloween candy and usually earn $1 per pound of candy or other prizes and goodies. The candy is then sent to troops overseas.
2. Switch Witch – The Switch Witch is basically the Elf On the Shelf of Halloween. She arrives before Halloween to spend some time with your family. Then on Halloween night your kids leave a pile of candy in front of her and she takes it and leaves them a present.
3. Make a dessert – Because candy isn’t sweet enough, why not add some more sugar to it and make a dessert?! This roundup includes 50 recipes using leftover Halloween candy. Kit Kats, Butterfingers, Reese’s, Snickers and many more types of candy are included!
4. Bring it to work – Not everyone at your office has kids. Leave a bowl of candy at your desk, the reception desk or the break room. Believe me, it will get eaten!
5. Do a science experiment – If you can’t eat it, play with it! Here’s a roundup of 21 Candy Science Experiments. Skittles, M&Ms and lifesavers are some of the candies used in the experiments.