10 Creative Uses for Extra Halloween Candy

If you are anything like me, in a few short hours, you are going to have more leftover Halloween candy than you know what to do with.

Personally, I've vowed not to gain 10 pounds in junk before Thanksgiving this year. How? By re-purposing the candy before I have a chance to gobble it all up from the kids, of course. Since there is nothing I find as irresistible as a big bowl of candy, I'm planning on at least a few of the following ...


1. Put the candy on a top shelf reserved for babysitters. It's always a plus to have the best snacks on the block.

2. Bake into brownies and freeze for future bake sales and last-minute desserts.

3. Potty train! With an endless supply of Skittles and M&M's, now is as good a time as any.

4. Create a Halloween wreath for next year. Grab a styrofoam wreath and a glue gun, and go candy crazy.

5. Make candy vodka. OK, so not the healthiest option, but certainly one of the most enjoyable.

6. Save it for holiday gingerbread houses.

7. Donate it. Nursing homes, doctors' offices, shelters, troops abroad -- who doesn't love a little Mary Jane? Of the peanut butter and molasses variety, of course.

8. Create an advent calendar for the kids.

9. Stuff candy into a piñata and save for a birthday party. (Or a really bad day.)

10. Oh, hell, just eat it. Who are we kidding?


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