What to do with all that leftover Halloween candy

As I write this, it's Halloween morning and I'm not sure how tonight is going to play out. Some neighbors are staying in. Others, like me, dread the idea of losing even one Halloween with a small child. How can we not go trick-or-treating on a Saturday with a full moon? A rare blue moon no less!  So we're masking up and making the best of it.

social distancing Halloween candy slide

I also built a six-foot candy slide for social distancing, and it will shoot candy out to kids without them having to step foot on my porch. Will a lot of houses have their lights off? Since I don't know what to expect tonight, I may have a lot of leftover candy. 

And if so, thre is no shortage of creative ideas for those little packages of goodness. I mean, let's be honest. Some of it we are just going to eat straight out of the bag. I'll be self-medicating with chocolate all the way up to election day. Here are a few other ideas:

Halloween trail mix

Trail mix

Rip open those little bags of M&Ms and candy corn, and dice them in with a variety of nuts. You instantly have a protein-packed trail mix, with sweet treats in every bite.

Gingerbread House Decor

Save candy pieces for the holidays, where they can be instrumental in making gingerbread houses. Pour different types of candy into muffin tray molds, where you can keep the sweets organized. Then play some holiday music and adorn your gingerbread house.

DIY advent calendar

Advent Calendar

You can save 25 pieces for an advent calendar, counting the days until Christmas. Stuff one piece of candy into 25 different enveopes, number them, and pin them to a festive corkboard. You've instantly created a month of wonder. 


Stir a Hershey chocoate bar into your coffee, and it becomes a creamy cup of mocha.

Otherwise, stay safe. Make the most of Halloween. Ladles and Linens still has a lot of goodies to help you spruce up your home for the occasion!  And don't forget to check out that blue moon tonight. We haven't had one since 1944. This only happens once in a...well, yea.

Happy Halloween!




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