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Have Leftover Halloween Candy?! Here are 6 Creative Ways to Use it!

LET’S TALK LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY!! I don’t know about you, but we have sooo much!! Like, it’s ridiculous. This year definitely takes the cake. With that, I’ve come up with 6 really creative ideas on what to do with it all!

But wait, before you do anything, my advice as a parent is to go through it all and take away everything you don’t want your kids eating – like Gob Stoppers, Laffy Taffy’s, gum, candy money, etc! Please DO NOT feel bad about this, okay?!

Next, allow anyone in the fam to grab a few pieces of their faves to give them their fix right then and there! This is why you can’t feel bad about your previous actions. Haha

Here are some ideas for how to use the rest…

1. Put together a candy “charcuterie” board {sans the real charcuterie LOL} the next time you either have company over or are invited to a friend’s house!

2. Make your favorite basic cookie dough recipe, divide it out onto a sheet pan, and then with your fingers, stick in your favorite candy on top! Bake in the oven as normal. Mmmm

3. Save it for your holiday ginger bread house decorations!

4. Make leftover Halloween candy bark!! Instead of using milk chocolate, use melted white chocolate, mix in food coloring of choice, spread it out into a sheet pan, and then sprinkle your Halloween candy on top! Pop in the fridge until set!

5. Make apple trail mix! Slice up some apples, put them in a bowl with a bunch of your candy. Delicious! Get crazy and melt Carmel on top!!!

6. Make your favorite dessert such a cookies, cupcakes, pie, or cheesecake, top with frosting, whipped cream or ice cream and then top that with some crushed up leftover Halloween candy! YES!


So there ya have it!!

Will you do me a huge favor and let me know if you try any of these fun leftover Halloween candy ideas?? Post a pic to your instagram page or stories, tag me @danaivy {if you don’t follow me yet, please do for all the mom tips and tricks!!}, and I really hope to see your creations!!

PS because I have to know! Are you more of a chocolate candy mama or a chewy gummy candy mama?! I think I’m a little of both! My faves are Mint Peppermint Patties, Junior Mints, Mini Peanut Butter Cups and then I also love Swedish Fish, Starburst, and Tootsie Rolls!! Did I just name every candy in America?! Lol ok fine, I just love me some candy in general {I blame my mom – so does she!} Hahahaa

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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy toddler boys, Brody {who’s 5} and Levi {who’s 3} are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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