Discounted and Leftover Candy Tips
- You can freeze candy up to a year in the freezer. Make sure it is sealed well and when you thaw it thaw in the refrigerator to prevent condensation.
- Don’t forget to buy discounted Halloween candy for Christmas stockings and parties. Most kids don’t care if their Christmas candy is orange and black or if it has silver and gold wrappers instead of red and green.
- It is easier to cut candy into pieces if you freeze it first.
- Break Butterfinger candy bars into peanut butter cookie dough.
- Sprinkle chopped chocolates on a white or chocolate frosted cake or use them to top ice cream and cheesecake.
- Mix leftover chopped chocolates into cake mixes.
- Cut a hole in the center of rolled out sugar cookie dough. Place a hard colored candy into the center. Bake as usual. The candies will create a stained glass look.
- Too much chocolate from the Easter Bunny and grandparents? Don’t panic. You can melt it down and use it to dip pound cake, cookies, pretzels, or fruit in for a quick dessert. Since chocolate keeps forever, you can save some of it to use in a month or two. Of course in my house the shelf life of chocolate is only 1 day and that is if it’s lucky.
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