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What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is officially over and the holiday season is rolling in. It’s been an exciting month filled with pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and costume parties. So, at this point, you might be looking at the abundance of candy in your house thinking about what you could possibly do with it all. Have no fear, here are some ways to use leftover Halloween candy.


Donate it

There are plenty of organizations that will take your sweet treats and give them away. Operation Gratitude and Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops with ship the candy to deployed troops and first responders. Some dental offices will also take your excess candy and trade it in for toothbrushes, floss, or other items before donating them to troops. Some chapters of the Ronald McDonald House charities will take your Halloween candy for families of children in the hospital. 


Make other treats

There are plenty of ways to reuse Halloween candy to make other delicious desserts. You can add it to ice cream, rice krispie treats, brownies, fudge, it really does it all. You can even melt different candy bars into your own Franken-bar. My personal favorite is to make “Trash Bark”. You can find the recipe here!


Add it to gifts

With the holiday season creeping upon us, you can easily add your leftover candy to gifts. Just buy any gift (really, anything goes well with chocolate) for your coworker, neighbor, or friend, and add some candy. This makes any generic gift of lotion or candles just a little bit sweeter. Toss a couple pieces into your gift bag, and you’re ready to go!


Bring it to the office

This is quite possibly the easiest way to get rid of extra candy. Bring your Halloween candy into work and give it away. This is essentially fool proof and your coworkers will even love it too. As they say: sharing is caring. If you can’t bring food into your office, then share it with your neighbors, friends, or family (whoever will take it really). Don’t forget to check your candy before you eat it!


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Jenna Case

Millersville '20

Hello! I'm Jenna, I am an Applied Engineering major from Harrisburg, PA. I love to spend time with my family, and write! In my free time, I can usually be found watching Netflix or bullet journaling. For more about me, you can follow me on my Instagram @jennaccase
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