We have this tradition in my family. On Halloween night, after trick-or-treating, the kids can eat as much as candy they’d like. That’s right – they can unwrap and devour as much as they want. But after that night, it’s back to dessert in moderation.
It’s weird though. Any other time we try and give the kids even a single piece of Halloween candy, they don’t seem to want it. I guess they can only handle that epic stomach ache once a year? Either way, there’s always candy leftover. So much of it. You could stash it away until you find it months later, when the chocolate tastes sort of weird and you just want to pitch it all (hey, it happens). Or you could turn it into dessert for weeks to come, never wasting a piece.
I’m not talking about anything elaborate here. Simplicity is key. You don’t need a degree in pastry arts to use up that leftover Halloween candy. Here’s proof!
14 Sweet Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy
Make candy milkshakes! Blend together softened ice cream, a splash of milk and crumbled candy. Or add pieces of candy to a chocolate peanut butter smoothie for a sweet breakfast.
Use candy as a topping for baked donuts and muffins (chocolate caramel candy is deliciosu on banana muffins).
Roll chocolate-dipped apples in crushed candy, or stick pieces of candy corn on homemade or store-bought caramel apples.