Scary Leftovers

What to do with those pesky leftovers.

Vivian Yu, Business Manager/Online Story Manager

With Thanksgiving up next, and Christmas and Mariah Carey seeping into our stores, the month of spooks and scaries is over. It’s time to put away the skulls, webs, and all things Halloween. But there is one thing left…That trash bag full of candy. Butterfingers that you got tired of, the starburst that became just way too sweet, and the bunches upon bunches of M&Ms. Yes, it is not that time of year when we ask: What should we do with leftover Halloween candy?




  • Peanut Butter Cup brownie dip

          Dips are a staple snack in the US. With guacamole, queso, and salsa all being savory dips, why not bring in a sweet one? All you need to do is whip up any edible brownie batter, drop some Reeses and dip in some vanilla wafers. This is the perfect sweet movie snack to keep you awake!

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  • Dirt cake

          Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the spookiness has to go. Dirt cake combines the chocolaty goodness of Oreos and pudding and the fruitiness of gummy worms. This creepy snack is the model food for those who want to keep the Halloween spirit going!

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  • Popcorn cookies

          The ultimate sweet and salty snack popcorn cookies can have pretzels, skittles, M&M’s, etc. All you need is a bag of marshmallows, popcorn, and whatever candy you want to put in!

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  • Bring it into the office

            It will disappear just like a ghost


  • Send it oversees

            With veterans day not that long ago, a great way to get rid of the candy is to support our troops through tasty delectables.


  • Make a care package

             Make a care package for loved ones. This is a quick and cheap gift, that is sure to put a smile on their face


  • Make an advent calendar

               All this requires is a posterboard from the dollar store, some red solo cups, and tissue paper. Just glue the cups to the posterboard, put the candy in, and cover the cups up with tissue paper. 


Halloween may be over, but the activities last for much longer.