Leftover Halloween Candy?
Updated: Dec 1, 2019
If you are anything like me you pick up a bag of Halloween candy when it first hits the shelves. You tell yourself, sure we don’t really get trick or-treaters but it is always good to have some on hand just in case. After taking out five candies the first night, you realize getting it this early was a bad idea so you stuff it in the back of the pantry and promptly forgot it. Fast-forward to a week or so before Halloween when you realize you need some candy for your niece and nephews treat bags, so you purchase a new bag, and only use a small portion of it, and put it in the back of the pantry so you don’t eat any (starting to see a pattern here). Then Halloween day, you are out grocery shopping, see the candy on sale and pick up one more bag. Hopefully you had enough trick or-treaters to use up most of that candy, however if you only got one or two (like me!), you now have a lot of leftover candy.
So Halloween is over but the residual candy is left (including those bags I discovered when checking the pantry before holiday season prep). Now there are a few things you can do, the first and easiest is to put all the candy together and store it away until December when it can be used for Gingerbread House decorating. And this is great for some types of candy including smarties, warheads, nerds and any of the other really sugary ones. But you still run the risk of forgetting you have it and buying even more candy before the holiday season.
What else can you do with all that leftover candy? Bake! There are a lot of really great recipes out there that use all sorts of candy below are just a few examples:
Leftover Halloween Candy Bars by Together as a Family
Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Surprises by Christy Denny
Kit Kat Stuffed Brownies by Lena Abraham
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake by Sarah Olson
Candy Cane Bark by Sugar Spun Run
Best part you can use these for all different holidays and events throughout the Fall and Winter seasons. Let us know what you did with your leftover candy!