We have a super big day for the little ones coming up this week, and it is all so exciting…all because of candy. After all of the Halloween candy is collected this week, brought home, sorted through, and a couple of pieces eaten, this is what may happen:
If you are like my family, the kids will get to pick out a piece each night after dinner (if they ate all of their dinner and if they were well behaved) for about a week. Then, the candy consumption will taper off. Then, in February when a new round of candy comes in you will see that you still have all of this other candy left from 4 months ago. Maybe you throw it out. Maybe you get creative. Maybe your re-implement the one-piece-a-day-after-dinner rule.
Well, you can skip those last parts all together and do something fabulous with all of that candy from the get go. Here are a Baker’s Dozen of Halloween candy ideas for your viewing pleasure:
Use all of your candy at once with these Loaded Candy Cookie Bars via My Baking Addiction.
If you have an excess of Milky Way bars, try these Caramel Apple Milky Way Cheesecake Bars via Inside BruCrew Life.
Or, throw them into a brownie, like these Candy Bar Brownies via Miss in the Kitchen.
If you have a birthday to bake for, try out the Candy Bar Ice Cream Cake via Tablespoon.
Practically anything can go into the Perfect Cookie Base via Cookies and Cups.
Just the same, any mini candy could go into these Frosted Candy Bar Stuffed Cookie Cups via Kevin & Amanda.
I heart Ice Cream, so the Candy Explosion Ice Cream via Coffee and Cannolis is right up my alley.
Gift your Halloween candy for Christmas by making this Leftover Halloween Candy Bark via Brown Eyed Baker.
Get super, duper indulgent with Candy Bar Milkshakes via Oh Nuts.
Use up some of that candy for your Christmas cookies with Colorful Candy Bar Cookies via Taste of Home.
Snickers are definitely a Halloween fave, so throw them into some Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies via Averie Cooks.
If brownies aren’t your thing, or if you want to switch it up, try the Candy Bar Blondies via Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Finally, the bonus idea: you can donate. Many dentist offices will participate in a Halloween Candy Buy-Back program in which candy is donated to troops. On the other hand, you can send the candy yourself, along with any other items of need (you would be surprised what basic items they could use, that we take for granted), to our troops through Operation Gratitude or Operation Shoebox. Not a bad idea, right!
What do you usually do with all of that candy??? Please share!
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