What to do with your Halloween candy

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On Halloween night, you typically see a 12-year-old in a witch costume saying, “Trick or treat!” and an adult would give them a Hershey’s Bar, a lollipop, or some other kind of sweet. Well, at the end of the night you practically have hundreds of candies in your basket, but are you really going to eat them all? What do you do with them? Here are some things you can do with your leftover candy.

First off, you can donate it to the place of your choice, like nearby nursing homes and homeless shelters to see if they’ll accept such donations. You can also try programs like Big Brother Big Sister and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, too. By doing this you could get your leftovers, put it in a bag, and look for local shelters looking for candy. Donating Halloween candy to brighten someone else’s day is a great way to get rid of that candy (Georgia HOPE, North Gwinnett Co-Op, etc.) Another way to use the leftover candy is to make a sweet treat. For example, with your leftover chocolate bars you can make Halloween candy cookie bars(https://tasty.co/recipe/halloween-candy-cookie-bars). This might use up most of the candy stashed in the back of the storage closet, so why not make use of it?

I interviewed some students about what they do with their Halloween candy after Halloween.

What do you do with your Halloween candy?

“I actually have a lot of siblings so the Halloween candy normally gets divided between us, and we trade off what we don’t want and do want so…there’s no leftovers.” – Andrew Griffith; 9th-grade student at Lanier

“I eat all the bad ones first or if they’re really bad I give it to my sisters or parents.” – Anonymous

Is there anything you’d rather do with the candy?

“So, the leftover Halloween candy is like black licorice …we would just throw it at each other, make a mess, and then pick it back up.” – Andrew Griffith

“I give away the candies I really hate and eat what I consider bad to save the good ones.” – Anonymous

You can see how many options there are to do with your spare candy this year. With these great responses in mind, think about what you’ll be doing with your leftover Halloween candy this year.

Kim Grundy. Wondering what to do with leftover Halloween candy? Here are some ideas 11/01/18.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/grateful/2018/10/04/what-do-leftover-halloween-candy-recipes-ideas/1423598002/