The trick-or-treaters ain’t what they used to be. Every year we see fewer kids at our house. We’ve got a lot of leftover candy. From what I saw on my friend’s Facebook statuses, a lot of other people do, too.
What can you do with that leftover candy? And, what about those pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns? You don't just want to trash them. We’ve got a few ideas here at MNN for the Halloween aftermath.
Leftover Halloween candy
- Upcycle Halloween candy into baked treats – Three recipes for turning plain old leftover candy into baked goodies.
- Sell your unwanted Halloween candy – If you want to get rid of your candy, this is a great program. Local dentists will buy back candy and make sure it gets into the hands of our troops overseas this holiday season through Operation Gratitude.
- What to do with leftover Halloween candy – Five options for what you didn’t give to trick-or-treaters or what your kids don’t want from their own bags.
- 11 ways to use a pumpkin – If you painted your Halloween pumpkins instead of cutting them up, there are still lots of ways to use it.
- How to cut a pumpkin – If you recently bought your pumpkins and didn’t carve them, they are probably still good for cooking. This video shows you how to cut a pumpkin to roast it in the oven and make pumpkin puree.
- Kitchen recycling tips: Pumpkins – To make sure your pumpkins don’t end up clogging a landfill, here are six ideas like composting or making them a treat for the neighborhood critters.