Halloween is over . . . do you still have mounds of leftover candy?
Part of good organization means good stewardship and taking care of your money, your goods, your food . . . even Halloween candy!
Here are some helpful suggestions for dealing with the leftover
What to do with leftover candy:
- Work it out If you work, you can probably take leftover candy to work and keep it in a jar on your desk. However, probably everybody else will do the same thing, so this may not solve your problem.
- Pass the Pinata You can stuff the excess into a Piñata to use at the next birthday party. Or . . . if the next birthday is too far away, consider using it at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Felice Navidad!
- S’more Fun If you have any chocolate pieces left over (some people actually do have chocolate left), consider making S’mores! Get some graham crackers and marshmallows. Toast them over an open camp fire or melt them in a microwave for about 20 seconds. Delicious!
Take these to your next football practice. Let the kids make them at your next Scout meeting or birthday party. Make some outside at Thanksgiving over the fire pit! The younger children may think it’s better than pumpkin pie!
- Crafty Candy Believe it or not, you can use the hard candy pieces in craft projects. Create a mosaic to hang on the wall or make a cute table top and polyurethane over it. You can use hard frosting as grout. Make a cute sculpture using the same technique. Use a spray varnish over your pieces to protect them and keep them from getting moldy.
- Deck The Halls With Halloween Candy? There are several ways you can use leftover candy in your upcoming Christmas baking. Decorate gingerbread houses with an assortment of candies (use the orange and black sparingly). Make cute Christmas cupcakes and bake leftover Halloween candy inside or use them as toppings on the frosting.
- Frost Bite You can always freeze chocolate for later use. Freezing chocolate is also fun to eat. It takes longer, but many like the way you let it melt in your mouth for longer enjoyment.
- Share The Fun Call your local nursing home, children’s shelter, foster home or homeless shelter to see if a donation of wrapped candy would come in handy. Make someone’s day brighter!
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