If your kids’ Halloween candy piles are still impressive after you’ve collected your “candy handling charge” or “parent tax” and the kids have eaten their fill, here are a few caring and educational options to do with that extra Halloween candy:
Donate your candy to a great cause.
Find a dental practice in your area who is participating and they will give something, often money, in exchange for a pound of candy. They’ll then send it to Operation Gratitude, who ships your Halloween candy donations to troops overseas. Find out more about them here: http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/
Use the extra Halloween candy as an excuse for some fun family together time and use it as prizes for Bingo.
If you can’t give up all the sweets just yet, here’s a fun way to put them to good use by using them for Bingo pieces and prizes. Click here for an easy printable Bingo game.
Get on your neighbors’ good side with Hershey Kiss chocolate chip cookies.
Encase Hershey kisses in cookie dough and drop the delectable treats off with friends and neighbors. Go here to find this and a delicious KISSed S’more recipe that you don’t want to miss. Delivering these will sure to win over even the grumpiest Scrooge in the neighborhood.
Save your extra Halloween candy to use as a toppings for your other Holiday treats.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming, you already have a leg up on creating sweet treats. Use your candy to make these fun Turkey Pretzel Sticks, top a chocolate cake or add to caramel apples.
Create some neat, sculptural art out of Starbursts.
Bring out your creative side with Starbursts as your sculpting medium. (Editor’s note: Starbursts are also great roasted on a stick over an open fire – just like roasting a marshmallow.)
Make colorful jewelry.
Super creative and edible too!
Create stamps and paint with the candy.
Decorating using candy, who would have thought? Be sure and click here to see how the paint was made. Incredible!
Teach your kids with fun candy science experiments:
Dissolve the “M” off of M&M’s.
Help your kids learn why some candy sinks and some floats.
Watch how Gummis can grow.
See the different dyes inside a Skittle.
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We hope you are as inspired as we were finding these fun and creative ways to use up all that extra Halloween candy. Keep in mind that after you’ve had all this creative fun making treats, entertaining and educating others and doing something nice for our troops that you deserve a break too. And there’s no better place to get away for a weekend, a week or even the winter than at Plantation Resort! It would be our “treat” to have you stay with us! To make a reservation, please call us at 1-800-845-5039. Happy Holidays!