10 Ideas For Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Goodbye October! I hope everybody had a wonderful Halloween with their family and friends! We were pleasantly surprised at how much fun our 17 month old had trick-or-treating. She held hands and walked up to every door, picked out her own candy and didn’t have one tantrum. That is a HUGE win! She had a sugar induced blast and experiencing her first active Halloween was such a joy. Holidays really are so much more fun through the eyes of a child. I’m waking up this morning feeling extremely thankful for that little girl and the happiness she brings Austin and I.

Our whole family went as Beauty and the Beast this year. And I have to give a huge shout out to my husband for finding his costume and mine at Goodwill for under $30 (My dress alone was only $3).

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It was a wonderful evening! BUT…now that it’s over, I’m looking at all of this Halloween candy wondering what on earth to do with half of it? My toddler surely does not need all of this sugar and neither does mom’s figure.

Here are 10 things you can do with your Halloween Candy!

  • Freeze it and throughout the year add the candy to your ice cream or milkshakes!
  • Make your own Trail Mix and throw in all kinds of different candy!
  • Throw some in your purse — perfect for your sugar craving in the middle of the day!
  • Save it to bring for Thanksgiving and share the love with all your family.
  • If you work in an office, bring it there! I’m sure it will be gone in no time.
  • Save it for a learning experience i.e. Potty training reward or learning to count.
  • Is your child’s birthday coming up? Save it for the pinata or party favors!
  • Ship your candy overseas to soldiers via Operation Shoebox or Any Soldier.
  • You can also donate your unopened candy to children and their parents in the hospital via Ronald McDonald House Charities. 
  • Offer your children to trade in their candy for one of their favorite books or toys! Taking away Halloween candy is so much easier when the children are willing!

Do you have any other ideas for leftover Halloween candy? I’d love to hear all about your secrets in the comments below!

 

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Comments

  1. Angela Fry says:

    These are such great ideas! So much better than just throwing it away. I totally feel guilty, not to mention wasteful when I do that!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      Me too lady! I’m so glad it was helpful for you!

  2. Maria says:

    Freeze it! What a great idea and I’m definitely doing it.

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      We all have those nights where we get a sugar craving and have nothing at the house!

  3. Colleen says:

    Break up several of the different chocolate candies and bake cookies or a cookie bar with your chocolate chip cookie recipe. Delicious!!!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      Your a genius! Thank you!

  4. Kim S says:

    I love all of your ideas!! Especially using the candy as potty training prizes, which is totally what we’re doing now.

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      We have just grazed potty training, so I’m getting my stash stocked up! Sending positive potty vibes your way!

  5. Leslie says:

    Such good ideas!!!!!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      Thank you so much for the encouragement!

  6. Lyndsey says:

    we are donating a bunch tomorrow thank goodness!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      That’s so awesome! Thank you for reading!

  7. Kristin says:

    Love these ideas! I have one kid with a bday coming up and one that needs some potty training encouragement! Thank you!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      We just started looking into the potty training process. I’m nervous! Sending positive vibes your way!

  8. These are great ideas. Headed to the freezer now 🙂

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      Awesome! I’m so glad you found them helpful!

  9. Doris says:

    put some in my handbag sounds like a really good idea!!! 🙂

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      That is my favorite! We all get those sweet urges every now and then.

  10. I love the idea of freezing it and using it later for ice cream toppings! Never thought of that before!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      We love doing that! Thank you for reading!

  11. So many great ideas! I like the idea to freeze it, I have never thought of that. I love making our own blizzards! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      Nothing better than a good blizzard! Thank you for reading!

  12. Dropping leftover candy off at work is definitely my go to to get rid of it. All your tips are great. Thanks for sharing them!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      I’m so glad they helped! Thank you for reading!

  13. I love the idea of freezing the candy for milkshakes and you can bet I already have a few pieces in my purse for that moment I need a little pick me up! Thanks for sharing and looks like you guys had a great Halloween!

    1. raisingmyarrows says:

      We had a wonderful time! Thank you for reading!

  14. jessica says:

    love the beauty and the beast theme! and great ideas! we usually let the kids pick 10 and then donate {or stash} the rest

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