Find stores
Cold temperatures or winter storms trapped your family inside for the day? Try these four winter family kitchen fun ideas.

Tips for using leftover treats

February 8, 2018
Tips for using leftover treats
 

Too much candy? Here are yummy ways to use it.

 

Let's face it: Halloween, Valentine's Day, birthdays, and other holidays often leave us with fun family memories - and too many leftover treats. Before you toss all those extras, consider these fun options for leftover treats.

Freeze the extras

In a resealable, freezer-safe plastic bag, most prepackaged candy can simply be stored in the freezer for future use. Make sure to label each bag, and consider separating based on type - chocolate in one bag, for example. To store baked goods, wrap tightly in aluminum foil first, then store inside a resealable, freezer-safe plastic bag. Label clearly; most baked goods will keep in a freezer for several months.

Bake a surprise

Packaged candy can make a fun, unexpected addition to homemade baked goods. Use chopped-up candy bars in place of chocolate chips for cookies, for example. Or create a mix-and-match surprise by throwing in a chopped-up, bite-size mixture of whatever's on hand.

Tips for using leftover treats

Have a sundae or popcorn bar

Separate your leftover treats by type and stash in resealable plastic bags. Keep them to use as toppings for a special occasion (or even just a Friday night) ice cream sundae bar or as mix-ins for popcorn (and movies).

Decorate a cake

Out of the wrappers, candy offers an elegant flourish to an everyday or special occasion cake. Place in ribbons or stacks on top of frosting; create patterns or add colors, too.

Make crafts

Not all candy has to be eaten to be enjoyed. Preschool and elementary children can use glue-ready versions such as jelly beans or hard candies as accents to artwork.

One way to stay on top of your family's extra food storage needs? An upright or chest freezer: Find a size option that's right for your home.

Tips for using leftover treats

Next news

4 Ideas for Winter Family Kitchen Fun

February 8, 2018
Cold temperatures or winter storms trapped your family inside for the day? Try these four winter family kitchen fun ideas.
Read more

8 Tips for Perfect Laundry

April 3, 2018
Read more