Leftover Halloween candy ideas

Leftover Halloween candy ideas

(WVUE) - It's a problem so many of us run into every single year: what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy? If you don't want to throw it away, you may just have to get a little creative!

Most candy freezes well, so you can save it for a later date.

Baking with candy is easy and very few people have ever complained about extra chocolate baked into their brownies, cookies or even trail mix. There are hundreds of creative and cute ideas online. Try searching Pinterest, but no guarantees your masterpiece will look like the picture!

Donate that sugar!

Organizations like Operation Gratitude or Operation Shoebox ship candy to troops serving overseas.

Check with your dentist about swapping candy out for healthier treats, or some retirement homes will schedule a "reverse trick-or-treat" with residents.

You can also take a suggestion from the tooth fairy: the "candy fairy" will leave small toys and goodies for candy left overnight.

And, to add a science spin to your Halloween haul, try searching for science experiments! For instance, take a bunch of Wint-o-green Lifesavers into a dark room and learn about triboluminescence as you crunch!