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How to Get Rid of Leftover Candy

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This year, like years past, kids probably got a lot more candy than they can eat before next Halloween, so here are a few things that you can do with the candy your little ghosts and goblins can’t eat.


This is what I do with my Girl Scout Cookies: I stick them in the freezer. Chocolate freezes very well, so take some of the candy bars and put them in the freezer. Chocolate Candy Bar Cake is a great recipe to use up those fun sized candy bars and it’s a hit around the office! They also make great desserts for bag lunches for you and the kids. Same with Skittles, Starburst and Nerds.

Make Ice Cream Better

Ice cream is wonderful, but ice cream topped with Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms or Skittles is better. Dairy Queen treats are fantastic, but if you don’t want to get the kids bundled up to take them there, bring DQ to you! Take your favorite vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and put it in the blender. Add your favorite candy pieces, a splash or two of milk and make your own Blizzard.

Chop It!

You can chop it or crush it and no matter how you slice it, leftover Halloween candy works wonderfully as an add in for cookies. Especially M&Ms. Chopped up Heath bars make a great topping for cakes. You can also just stir chopped up candies directly into frosting. A half a Snickers or Milky Way candy bar makes a nice surprise in the middle of a cupcake. Coarsely chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is a wonderful crowning jewel on the top of a cupcake, too.

Booze It Up

This one’s for just us adults. According to the website, if you’re a fan of wine, you may be glad to know that there are certain candies that go very well with a glass of wine, so when you come home after a day at work, pop the cork on your favorite port and unwrap a Snickers or two. Scotch pairs well with Twix. The website also suggests that you drop a chocolate bar into a hot cup of coffee for a DIY mocha. A peppermint patty is quite tasty in a steaming frothy cup of hot chocolate. Keeping a couple stashed into your purse is a wonderful bribery tool for when your kids get a little out of line.

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