Turn Leftover Halloween Candy into Tastier Treats
Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Happy Halloween! Your little trick-or-treaters are about to bring home bucket loads of candy. Naturally, they will want to eat some of it. What happens when the Halloween candy gets a bit boring? You can repurpose leftover Halloween candy into other, tastier, treats. Try some of these ideas!
How to Re-Purpose Halloween Candy
Break the “fun-sized” chocolate bars into small pieces. Use those pieces in your next batch of chocolate chip cookies. You won’t have to buy a bag of chocolate chips!
Turn them into s’mores. You will need one graham cracker, one “fun-sized” chocolate bar, and a marshmallow. It is possible to make s’mores in a campfire or on the stove (if you are careful).
Are you a candy maker? Melt down the chocolate bars and use them in your favorite candy mold. Pick a mold with a Fall theme, and you can make candy for guests at Thanksgiving dinner.
Chocolate M&M’s can be used to make M&M cookies. Follow your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and substitute the M&M’s for the chocolate chips.
Does someone in your family have a birthday coming up soon? M&M’s (of any type) can be used as a quick and easy way to decorate a cake. Use them to spell out the name of the person who is having a birthday, or to make numbers for the person’s age. You can also use the M&M’s to decorate the edge of the cake.
Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s has tons of recipes that include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Some require the regular sized kind. Others require the mini peanut butter cups. You can add them to brownies, cupcakes, and more!
What can you do with all those leftover “suckers”? Use them up at an upcoming family get together or birthday party. Make cupcakes and put one lollipop into each, as a decoration. Children’s birthday parties often come with “goodie bags”. Toss a lollipop (or two) into each goodie bag.
Another way to use them up is to take them to work with you. Get a decorative bowl or vase. Arrange the leftover lollipops to resemble a bouquet. Place them in the break room with a sign that indicates that you want this decoration to be eaten. It could say “Enjoy a lollipop!”. Or, if your co-workers are fans of Alice in Wonderland, the sign could say “Eat Me”.