Halloween comes and goes, but all that candy lingers on.
Grow Smart Toys Owner, Grace Epperson, shares this story:
“One day I was at the store, a father and a girl came in and the father told me that his daughter traded her candies for a toy from the store. I thought that was a wise idea. He let his daughter have some fun trick or tricking and then she could choose a couple of her favorite candies to keep but the rest of them she could trade for a toy or book.”
This is a great story and idea for what to do with ALL that candy. We all know how much candy kids get around Halloween, too much! Half of the time it goes to waste, or sits around in the bucket for months and months.
There are several different options for all that leftover Halloween candy! You can trade it in for toys or books like Grace suggests or you can even donate it.
There are several options available for those looking to donate unopened Halloween candy. The Halloween Candy Buy-Back is an annual event at Jon Frankel Dentistry. Children receive one dollar for each pound of candy donated. The candy is sent to local Toledo Area Troops overseas.
You can even bake with it! Here is a recipe for Trick or Treat Brownies, which calls for a cup of chopped, mixed chocolate bars!
Whatever you do, you don’t have to let it go to waste and you don’t have to let your kids have it all!
What is your favorite Halloween candy and what do you plan to do with all the leftover candy!?