Halloween is over and you may be stuck with more candy than you know what to do with it. Here are a few ideas to help get rid of those extra sweet treats.
- Donate it to our troops: Operation Shoebox is an organization that sends leftover Halloween candy to the troops overseas. You can find out more about this organization at operationshoebox.com. If you have some extra candy that you would like to donate, box it up and send to:
Operation Shoebox8360 E Highway 25Belleview, FL 34420
- Halloween Candy Buyback: The Halloween candy buyback program works with dentists who will “buy back” kids Halloween candy at a scheduled event. Some ways that dentists will buy the candy is with cash, coupons, toothbrushes and other means. Dentists then send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups. To find a participating dentist in your area, visit halloweencandybuyback.com
- Bake it: You would not believe the number of recipes out there that make use of leftover Halloween candy. Just google “leftover Halloween candy recipes” and you will find a plethora of ideas for delicious cookies, brownies, pies and more.
- Thanksgiving Crafts: Did you know you can create a chocolate turkey by using miniature Reeses Cups, Straburst, Hershey Kisses, and almond slices? It’s a decoration and dessert, all in one! Find instructions for this neat craft at Domestic Fits.
Do you have any ideas for leftover Halloween candy? If so, we’d love to hear about it below!