3 Fun Things To Do With Your Halloween Candy

Halloween is tomorrow and I know that we are going to have more candy in my house than I know what to do with and that is not including the Hershey bars that I wrap.  If you are like me, a mom who can’t keep her hands out of the candy bags after Halloween, I thought why not share some fun things to do with all of that leftover Halloween candy.  You know somebody is going to have to eat, why not use it creatively. Here are 3 fun ways to use your Halloween candy.

  1. Freeze it! This seems so obvious, I know.  This is a great way to make the candy stay fresher throughout the year.  Not only can you take it out of the freezer and enjoy a frozen treat but you can add frozen Snickers or Reese's into a milkshake. Here’s a simple recipe that I found at Parenting.com.  
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
You will need:
A blender
Peanut Butter
Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups or slightly crushed Reese’s
Ice Cream of your choice
Place Ice cream and milk into the blender on medium-high blend until combined. Add in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Oreos and pulse until fully combined into the milkshake. Top it off with whipped cream and some colorful candies for a super sweet garnish.

  1. DIY Trail Mix.  Why not try making your own Trail Mix for a fun snack for school, hiking, camping or even dessert?  It’s really easy to make and there are no rules. Here are some things you can use to make a delicious and satisfying trail mix at home.
  • Nuts of your choice like pecans, peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.
  • Raw seed like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • Dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, et.
  • M&Ms or other bite sized candies
  • Crunchy things like pretzels, popcorn, cereal, etc.

Try this fun trail mix recipe we found at Betty Crocker.

  1. Use it to decorate your GingerBread House.  I know at our house, right after Halloween, we start to get excited for Christmas.  My kids love building Gingerbread Houses and we love doing all kinds of fun architectural details with different type of candy.  There is no rule that says you can only use Christmas candy for your gingerbread house, you can really use anything. The leftover Halloween basket is a great place to find inspiration for your gingerbread house.

Find more delicious recipes and more fun things to do with your halloween candy at https://www.parenting.com/gallery/things-to-do-with-leftover-halloween-candy

Just so you know, this blog post was written by my daughter Kaylee. I think she did a pretty good job. 

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