So, it’s the day after Halloween. Maybe you have kids who came home with buckets of candy last night; maybe you spent $75 on Halloween candy but nobody rang your doorbell; or maybe you’re splurging on cheap candy today. Whatever the case may be, you’re sure to have more candy than you know what to do with. It may seem tempting to eat it all at once, or to store it for months and pick at it whenever you feel like it, but here are a few ideas to change things up.
Donate, donate, donate!
I always think it’s a great idea to teach kids about the importance of charity at every chance you get, but donating candy to charity is also a great thing to do regardless of whether or not you have kids running around! Hospitals, nursing homes, food banks, and homeless shelters are all possible recipients—just send an email or call the place you’re thinking of donating to, because it’s important to make sure they accept chocolate and Halloween candy in the first place.
Make Ice Cream
It’s easy to dress up plain ice cream flavours with a bit of candy. Chopping up Reese’s cups, Snickers, or other chocolate bars and mixing them into chocolate or vanilla ice cream elevates the flavours so much! Adding Nerds, candy corn, M&Ms or chopped up sesame crackers to vanilla ice cream is also really good.
This one is for adults only, but it’s one of my favourite ways to use up Starburst and Skittles, since those are my favourites. In a big flask, place a decent handful of candy of a single flavour (I usually go for orange Starbursts, here). Fill the flask with vodka, and then give that a good shake every few hours. Let the vodka sit for a day or two, and then you’ll have a brightly coloured drink that tasted like candy!