5 Sweet Things To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy


Halloween is right around the corner and yes I am writing about what to do with all that extra Halloween candy – read on! It happens every Halloween, after your kid sorts through their favorites; you are left with a bag or two of leftover candy sitting around waiting for you to eat it! Here are 5 sweet ideas to get that leftover candy out of your house. Your kid’s teeth (and their dentist!) will thank you!

  • Participate in a candy exchange. Some dentists and orthodontists offer candy exchanges. You turn in some candy and get healthy treats in exchange. Or you turn in some candy, and they pay you $1 per pound. They donate the candy to soup kitchens or to troops overseas. Check out Halloween Candy Buyback 
  • Send a care package. All that extra Halloween candy could be included in care packages that are sent to soldiers serving their country far from home. Operation Gratitude ships packages to the troops. They only take heat-resistant candy. And don’t forget to include a handwritten letter of support to really put a smile on a soldier’s face!
  • Reduce by recycling. If your kids have a birthday or other party coming up, they can use the extra candy to fill up goodie bags.
  • Donate your candy to science! I love this one! Your kids can save the candy and used it for a school science project or fair. They can do lots of great candy experiments at home using Skittles, Lifesavers, Starbursts, M&Ms, and more. Check out Candy Experiments
  • Lastly, do a little reverse trick-or-treating. This is a great way to do a community service with your kids. Take the candy to a nursing home, a children’s shelter or the homeless shelter. The recipients will be grateful for the candy and the company.

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