What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy 1It’s been a week or so since Halloween, but your kids probably have a mountain of candy left.  We know as parents that munching on an endless supply of candy isn’t good for our kids, but what should you do what all that leftover candy?  Healthy Kids Today has come up with a list of things to do with all that leftover candy.

 

  • Half it then throw the rest away – Take half of the candy and give it to your kids.  Let them eat some of it, but explain to them that candy is a special treat.  Let your kids know that eating an abundance of candy is unhealthy.
  • Donate it to a good cause – There are numerous organizations that will take leftover Halloween candy and donate it.  Right here in our community there are 6 locations where you can drop off candy to have it donated to our troops.  Click here to learn more.
  • Cook with the candy – There are many different recipes that you can make with Halloween candy.  You could bake it into a cake, blend it into a milk shake or even make it sort of healthy by spreading peanut butter over celery and putting chocolate candy over it.  Click here for more recipes.
  • Use it for arts and crafts – Many of the hard and gummy candies can be used to make other things.  You can string together Lifesavers to make a necklace or draw pictures using m&m’s.  Let your kid’s creative side explode with the possibilities.
  • Freeze it – Let your kids eat a small amount of the candy and freeze the rest.  That way you can ration it out to an appropriate amount throughout the rest of the year.  Most of the candy can be frozen and saved for later.  Check the label to be sure.