Halloween has come and gone, but the candy is here to stay. Welcome to the post-Hallow's Eve dilemma where homes are invaded by our sugary-sweet arch-nemesis, only to leave us in a never-ending stare down with that king-sized snickers the guy up the street handed to your five-year-old daughter.
The cruelty is real, at least in the eye of the beholder. However, you don't have to be stuck staring down and fighting off your inner sugar-fiend, and you don't even have to throw it away. Of course there are edible creations to make for friends and family to enjoy, but those aren't your only options.
After all, eating every last bite of halloween candy -- even if it's baked into something far more decorative and decadent than sugar wrapped in plastic --probably isn't how you or your stomach want to spend the next few days or weeks. Sure, there are countless recipes on numerous websites telling you what all you can make with your candy.
What is in the scope of possibilities? The better question might be, why haven't you tried these post-Halloween solutions yet!
1. Get Crafty
November has arrived, and that means holiday bling and homemade gifts will be of the plentiful. Why not get in on the action and save a little cash in the meantime? Halloween candy such as Skittles, M&Ms and Candy Corn are all great for decorating picture frames!
2. Send It Overseas
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Members of the military overseas don't always get to celebrate certain days of the year that they wish, one being Halloween with their friends and/or families.
You can have a hand in making their days brighter by sending care packages with some classic candy favorites to the men and women currently serving this country overseas.
What's a better way to pay it forward than that? Check out Operation Shoebox for some great tips on the do's and don'ts of care packaging.
3. Don't Lose --Infuse!
Before your brain takes you on a trip trying to figure this one out, let's get straight to the point. You can use some of your fruity leftover candy to create your own infused liquors. There is no way your fall party will fall short with your own carefully crafted and infused vodkas, whiskeys, and tequilas (to name a few) on display!
Warm your body and your soul with a Maker's Mark infused with chocolate, or take the lighter route and have a skittle-drop like this one by Faded Industry, perfect for the a lemon drop-lover in your life!
4. Heat it Up or Cool it Down
Here's the part where you get to recreate what this candy means in your life. You can decide whether to smoosh those Kit-Kat's into a pie crust for a Kit Kat Chocolate pie, save every Reeses Cup in the freezer for the perfect Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake on one of those typical frigid winter days in the South with temperatures into the 80s.
Whatever you decide to do with your leftover candy is ultimately a-okay. If it's being enjoyed by yourself and the ones you love, there's no wrong way to go.