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5 Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Leftover Halloween Candy

3 Nov , 2017  

The spookiest time of year has come and gone once again, leaving us with nothing but memories, costumes, and hordes of unused Halloween candy. Leftover candy makes sense, really, as you’d rather be over prepared than under. After all, have ever had to face disappointed children? Yeesh.

Even still, it’s kinda annoying having a mountain of candy at home tempting you out of your strict diet or merely collecting dust.  If it doesn’t end up in your mouth, it ends up in your trash can, and both of those options are not what you want.

Luckily, there are a few simple ways you can repurpose your leftover Halloween candy:

  1. Bring it to work

Just because you don’t want your candy, it doesn’t mean that your coworkers don’t. Bring a little light into their 9-5 with a bucket of Halloween candy waiting for them at every break. Within days (or even hours) your unwanted candy will be unwanted no more with hardly any effort required from your part. All you have to do is plop the candy down on a counter, and your coworkers will do the rest.

  1. Save it for party favors

Even if you don’t normally give out party favors, you might want to consider being an extra amazing host this year. While, yes, chances are your guests will know that you’re just trying to pawn off some of your leftover candy, it doesn’t mean that they won’t appreciate it any less! I mean, come on, who doesn’t like free chocolate?

  1. Bake with them

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, left over candy is probably one of the best things that could happen. Baking candy bars into the most decedent cakes will only make them better, and you’ll only thank yourself for it. Take this opportunity to decorate your baked goods with colorful treats, and be a total hit on Instagram while you’re at it!

  1. Use it for an arts and craft project

Who wants leftover candy corn, anyway? While you may not want to use a chocolate bar in your next arts and crafts project, there are plenty of hard candies that will look perfectly abstract glued to a piece of paper or tacked onto a canvas.

  1. Make them a reward!

Making candy a reward can work in so many instances. For example, if you’re a teacher at a school, I’ll bet you one million fake internet dollars that your children would much prefer a candy reward over stickers. Or if you’re dieting, eating a mini chocolate bar when you reach every new goal isn’t going to set you back! There are so many ways you can incorporate candy rewards into your life, and post-Halloween is the perfect time to start!

Leftover Halloween candy happens every year, but it doesn’t have to be such a curse. These tips will help you reclaim the joy of having free candy at your disposal, instead of despising it.


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