Nov 2, 2011

15 Ways To Reuse Your Halloween Candy


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With Fall Festivals and Trick or Treating comes candy. Lots and lots of candy MULTIPLIED by however many kids you have.

Now, you might want to try calling your local dentist to see if they are participating in the Candy Buyback program (usually around $1 per pound of candy), OR you could do your own candy buyback program with your kids too.  (And don’t forget about Operation Shoebox too!  Just make sure the candy won’t melt easily.)

But, I was browsing through Pinterest last night and found some super creative ideas for leftover candy! And they all look pretty amazing!!

Which one (or two or three) is your fav?

Mine are the ones featured up at the top of the site and come from Hoosier Homemade (you’ve GOT to follow this blog if you are a cupcake fan, btw!), Delish, the Babble Blog, Real Simple, Monster Mama, and Kitchen Daily!

To see the recipe and instructions for each image below, just click on the image to go to that page on Pinterest (you can then “Like” it or “Repin” it!)  Then click the image on Pinterest to go to the blog post for the instructions!

Candy Cupcakes


Candy Caramel Apples


Homemade Advent Calendar


Candy Pound Cake


Candy Bar Apple Salad


Candy Hand Pies


Candy Cake


Skittles Meringue Bites


Candy Science Experiments


Butterfinger Cookies


Lollipop Cookies

Candy Bark

Candy Crescent Rolls


Deep Fried Candy Bars


Candy Monster Cookies


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  1. you can also consider donating leftover candy to Operation Shoebox who will ship it to troops overseas. Many local businesses are collecting or you can do it yourself.

  2. Considering I’m the first to reply, I could sill use the ideas. My kids don’t care for candy, they just still love to make a competition out of it

  3. See who can get the, fullest pillowcase. I use it to stuff the christmas stockings I put in with the food I donate at Thanksgiving & Christmas.–)

  4. If you don’t know what to do with all that left over Halloween Candy, send it to us and we will get it over to our troops! Every year we go through tons of candy that we send to our troops and would be happy to have your left overs! Our mailing address is:

    Operation Shoebox
    8360 E Highway 25
    Belleview, FL 34420

  5. you can ship through the United States Postal System in one of “If it fits it ships” boxes for one low price!

  6. You guys need creative ways to eat pounds of candy?

  7. I combine & blend all the chocolate candy bars into tiny pieces. Throw them in cookie dough instead of chocolate chips.

  8. Me too Marilois! Also great to add to banana bread, brownies or top off an ice cream sundae. If you cuisinart them fine enough, it makes it difficult to snitch…good self control!

  9. I get them on sale after Halloween and give them out at the Christmas parade =)

  10. Our local Earth Fare stores are doing a “Trick or Trade”-they will trade a healthy snack for so many pieces of candy.

  11. What a great round-up! Yum!
    Thanks for including my cupcakes and for the sweet comment on following Hoosier Homemade.

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