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Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

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Sometimes you can end up with too much candy after this holiday. This guide is about uses for leftover Halloween candy.
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October 30, 2008

Our orthodontist's office has a creative idea to turn your Halloween candy into cash! For each pound of candy that is brought to their office, Dr. Alvarez will pay $2.00. You get to keep $1.00 per pound and the other dollar per pound will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. They have a scale there and of course, they will round up! In addition, the candy that they buy from the children will be donated to an organization that sends care packages to our troops overseas. November is American Diabetes Month. Help make a difference!

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Source: Dr. Alvarez of Alvarez Orthodontics in Center Valley, PA.

By Wendy S from Coopersburg, PA

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November 11, 2013

I picked up sale candy after Halloween and hid it in empty food containers. A coffee can, an onion soup box; containers my kids wouldn't ever bother with. Then I was able to sneak my own treats without them knowing I had any. It was a good Halloween trick, and I got my treats. I will be doing this for any other stash I can get my hands on. They'll never know! :)

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November 9, 2007

If you haven't stocked up on leftover Halloween chocolates yet - you still may be lucky and have time! Sometimes they are reduced by as much as 75%! It's a little work but unwrap the individual pieces and chop or food process them. Then freeze for future use in cookies or as toppings! Brownies are GREAT with a few single solid milk chocolate bars melted on top as the brownies cool!

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By Veronica from Sedalia, Missouri

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November 1, 2010

Use leftover Halloween candy (or any other holiday candies) for frosting. For candy corn, add a few drops of water to the candy and microwave until it is smooth consistency. Try tootsie rolls, candy bars, or other candy. This is also good drizzled over popcorn.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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November 7, 2008

Too much candy left from Halloween? My kids came up with an idea to swap their favorites with each other. They keep half and we send the other half to our troops. We have a niece in boot camp and our school sends shoe boxes overseas. They save all the hard candy that won't melt and donate to a worthy cause. It's a great lesson in sharing and compassion.

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By Wendy S from Coopersburg, PA

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October 23, 20040 found this helpful

As I was browsing the Halloween candy at Big Lots today, most of the chocolate (i.e. Hersheys, Milky Way, etc were $1.78 for the 11-12 oz size bag. Then I noticed they had also tagged the 22 oz bags of 1 kind with the same price tags. I bought enough to use in Christmas gift baskets (I'll just remove the orange ones). Careful looking pays off!

By Linda

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August 19, 2010

With Halloween coming up I would like to know if anyone has a cookie or brownie type recipe to use up left over candy.

By Pam from Eaton, NH

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August 26, 20170 found this helpful

You can use a brownie box mix or your own brownie recipe. Chop candy and fold into the batter before you put it in the pan. Bake as usual.

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August 26, 20170 found this helpful

From allrecipies. Leftover candy brownies:

1 cup all-purpose flour
King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 80 Oz
$4.94

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 80 Oz
$4.94

1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
Morton Salt, 26 Oz
$2.13

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1/2 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®) 1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups (such as Reese's®) 1/2 cup chopped chocolate-covered crispy peanut butter candy (such as Butterfinger®) 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate candy bars (such as Hershey's®) Add all ingredients to list

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Directions
Prep
15 m
Cook
20 m
Ready In
45 m
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Whisk 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy; beat in egg.
Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until batter is just combined; fold in candy-coated milk chocolate pieces, peanut butter cups, chocolate-covered crispy peanut butter candy, and milk chocolate bars. Press batter into prepared baking pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
Footnotes
Cook's Note:
If you want it a little healthier, use Smart Balance® butter instead of regular butter.
Tip
Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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