How to Use up Extra Halloween Candy

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Did you end up with too much candy in your house after Halloween?  Are you afraid you are going to eat it all? One of my friends was asking me what we do with all of our candy afterwards and I thought it would be a great post to share. Here are some ideas for how to use it up or get rid of it quickly

Bring it to a Halloween Candy buy back event

In my hometown a local Dentist sponsors a fundraiser to buy candy by the pound and send it to the troops overseas.  He pays one dollar for every pound he gets.  Find a local event near you at this site:  http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/ 

Bake it into Cookies

We like to take a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and crush up our favorite candy in place of the chocolate chips.  Consider searching for recipes online with the specific candies that you have on hand.

Use it with Ice Cream

We like to use the candy as toppings on ice cream.  We also use it to make a simple icebox cake out of ice cream sandwiches.  Layer ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of a baking pan.  Spread Cool Whip over the top and drizzle caramel, chocolate sauce and sprinkle the candy all over it.  Freeze it with wax paper and you have a delicious ice cream cake.  For more ideas check out this recipe:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/228232/ice-cream-sandwich-dessert/

Hopefully these ideas will help you get the candy supply down and create some new treats in the process.

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Kristin founded Livable Solutions professional organizing in 2004. She made a hobby into a career and loves to help others organize their time, homes and offices.  She also teaches other basic organizing principles through lectures and seminars.
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