7 Uses for Leftover Easter Candy
We try hard to keep those little teeth and gums clean and healthy. Leftover Easter candy presents a minor challenge because my 5 and 2-year-old seem to have an extra superhero sense I call “sugar sense.” In spite of my best efforts to promote fruits as a healthy dessert and sweet snack, they find the most sugar-filled snacks in the house no matter how well I’ve hidden them. If, like me, you’re wondering what to do with those little baskets and bowls of leftover Easter candy, here are 7 ideas:
■ Chop it, freeze it, and keep it to sprinkle over ice cream
■ Craft it into a sweet piece of art using leftover Easter grass, glitter, glue, and small pieces of candy
■ Crush it, and sprinkle it over a pudding cup
■ Gift it as an early Mother’s Day gift. Find a boxed brownie, cake, or cookie mix you could easily add candy pieces to. Empty the boxed mix into a mason jar and top it with candy pieces. Add a little ribbon and a card with baking instructions for a simple gift!
■ Melt it into a simple chocolate fondue, and have fun dipping your favorite fruits
■ Mix it with other favorite trail mix ingredients, and take it along on a nature walk
■ Skewer it! These Peeps and Fruit Kabobs from TheFrugalGirls.com are a cute example. Peeps, chocolate Easter candy, and graham crackers also make for tasty S’mores!
And of course, don’t forget to help your littles floss after eating candy – especially those chewy and sticky candies!