So Halloween’s over and your little goblins and ghouls have brought in their piles of treats. It’s all well and good to make a great haul this season, but how much candy is “too much?” If you’re one of the parents who said “one bag is enough” then here are some cool things to make with candy after Halloween. You’re sure to find something that makes everyone happy after Halloween.

”The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.” - Lewis Black

Donate Your Candy!

Donate your extra candy to kids or troops
Candy for troops overseas or kids in hospitals. Source: Newsday

Have a surplus of candy? Why not donate it to kids who weren’t able to go trick-or-treating? Alternatively there are lots of VA sponsored programs for the troops abroad. So you can always donate Halloween candy to children's hospitals or other organizations. It’s a good deed that will be much appreciated this fall. Here’s a list of places that will give your candy to a someone in need.

Multi-Candy Brownies

Brownies made from all sorts of different treats.
You can always add it to brownies! Source: Goldin Girl

The things kids’ dreams are made of. Why not combine all your candy coated chocolates and create a wonderful brownie with multiple candies inside? You never quite know what you’re going to get! It’s a perfect afternoon baking project on what to do with leftover trick or treat candy.

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Fudge can be a new post-Halloween favorite
Fudge is an all year round treat. Source: This Birds Day

If you’re a more ambitions baker (or just have a really great fudge recipe) melting down the chocolates into a one of a kind fudge creation can be ideal. You can use all your favorite candy-coated chocolates. It’s almost like a leftover Halloween candy cake. But, y’know, fudge.

Rice Krispies Treats

A new twist on an old classic
These square treats are great with candy! Source: Community Table

Who doesn’t love a Rice Krispies treat? And the only thing better is one baked with leftover Halloween candy. Snap, Crackle, and Pop are always delighted to have a new friend on board. So create a new dessert experience using an old formula with a Halloween twist. Also it’s super easy to make.

Melt it into Hot Fudge

Get those candies in a microwave and turn it into an ice cream supplement. Maybe the perfect ice cream supplement, because you’re blending hot fudge with candy, which parlors would have charged extra for. When it comes to cool things to make with candy, this is the hottest.

Save It

Candy corn might not go bad... ever...
The ultimate survivable candy corn. Source: Wikipedia

Some candy just doesn’t have an expiration date. So it makes sense to save some candies for another year. It’s perfect if you don’t want to donate leftover Halloween candy and save some money. Hard candy especially will last.

Candy House

These candy houses are no gingerbread house
Masterful candycraft in the form of a spooky haunted house. Source: The Decorate Cookie

Much like a gingerbread house, this candy/toy is an edible creative outlet. If you have creative kids and were left wondering “what to do with leftover hard candy” then this is the perfect outlet. Just be sure to take a picture before it’s eaten! Sugarplums reign supreme.

The “Candy Fairy”

Remember to have fun no matter what you do!
Be sure to have fun after Halloween! Source: Family

Just like the tooth fairy, the “candy fairy” will swap out candy for money or toys. And much like the tooth fairy, this magical creature cares about your children’s dental health! If you’re worried your kid is consuming too much sugar, just replace it with cash or toys. Then donate the candy to make it one of the few Halloween candy ideas where everybody wins!

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