Perhaps your children came home with a honeyed haul or you didn’t have quite as many trick-or-treaters as you anticipated. The Result: heaps of sugary candy that tempts you every time you walk by the bowl.
But, you don’t have to eat it. Heck, you don’t even have to keep the candy! Here are a few ways to get all that sugary Halloween candy out of your house!
1. Donate it
Everyone needs a little sweet in their lives, so share your leftover Halloween treats with the troops! Operation Gratitude accepts candy to be included in care packages for troops serving overseas. Operation Shoebox also accepts candy donations for troops serving overseas. Halloween Candy Buy Back, a donation center set up by your local Dentist, will make it easy for you. They’ll send your unwanted candy directly to Operation Gratitude. Easy peasy.
2. Experiment with it
Did you know you can experiment with leftover Halloween candy?! From testing Skittles for acidity and seeing if M&M letters float to lighting up Lifesavers and how quickly candy dissolves in hot or cold water, there’s an experiment for almost every type of candy. For more, visit the Candy Experiment Website.
3. Freeze it
Divide leftover candy by type (chocolate, gummy, etc.) and put each in a Ziploc freezer bag. It keeps for months in the freezer, so you can occasionally grab a piece to satisfy that sweet tooth. Plus, if it’s in the freezer, it’s out of sight, out of mind.
4. Bring it to your office
Leave it in the kitchen or common space at your office, and it’ll most likely be gone by the end of the day. Your coworkers will thank you… maybe. 😉
5. Throw it away
Just because there’s candy doesn’t mean you have eat it. It’s perfectly acceptable to toss it in the trash!