What To Do With Leftover Candy
(Besides Eat It)

Another Halloween has come and gone. Maybe there were some tricks and most likely a lot of treats! Unsure of what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy? We came up with a few ideas.

You can:

  1. Donate it! You can send leftover Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude. They add the candy to care packages sent to U.S. troops stationed overseas. Your local Ronald McDonald House, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter may also take donations of unopened Halloween candy. 

  2. Get in the Christmas spirit and make ornaments! Find a tutorial for hard candies here, and one for gumdrops here. Or use the candy to make a gingerbread house!

  3. Did you know if you soak Skittles in still water the “s” will float to the surface? You can find this and other cool experiments here.

  4. Start a new tradition! The “Switch Witch” is a plush toy that comes to visit your house in October. After trick or treating (or other candy collecting activities) you and the kids can offer your candy in exchange for a gift overnight after Halloween. Find out more here.

  5. Just throw it away! Chances are it wasn’t that good anyway 😁 

Want more ideas for leftover Halloween candy? We love questions, and we’re available to answer them every single day in your Brook app.

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Reviewed by Kelsea Hoover, MS, RDN​

on October 20th, 2020. Kelsea is a Registered Dietitian with her Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and is one of our Health Coaches.