Posted on Monday 02 November 2015
If the goal is saving and budgeting you'll love how you can take that left over Halloween candy and create some amazing baked desserts to kick off the holiday season. Now, while Halloween is officially over, this doesn't rid you of all that rich, chocolatey decadence remaining in your home. The fact is, candy and chocolate are fantastic ingredients for fall baking--and for those who delight in the ideas! Not only can you gain convenience by having ready ingredients for secondary goodies on hand, but you can save a ton of money as well. The ideas presented here will definitely introduce you to the advantages of frugality! So, are you ready for some amazing frugal tips and creative ideas that will inspire you and spur you on into far more innovative ways to save money and come out on top? Let's get started and see just where we end up here. It's time to be amazed and dazzled!
Candy and treats can be used for a variety of things, from helping to teach addition and subtraction, on to creating amazing homemade brownies, ginger bread houses for Christmas, cookies and even pies, or cakes! Did you know you can make your own healthy trail mix from Halloween candy like: M&M's and raisinets? Just mix these sweet goodies in with some whole grain cereal, granola, pretzels and peanuts and you'll be good to go! But, just wait--that's not all!
Nutrition experts say that candies from Halloween and other holidays can last upwards to a year, and sometimes longer depending on what they are. Just think of those cute little gum drop Christmas houses for scenic decorations and imagine having the convenience (and ingredients) to make these cute backdrop scenes from on hand ingredients for Christmas settings. It's a cute idea, and totally doable! You can even freeze left over Halloween candy for upcoming holidays--just to preserve it. If you have some candies like red, white and green M&M's, think Christmas brownies or cookies! You can save more than $5.00 with this idea, and the savings can continue to mount, partially helping with your baking budget!
Candy is preservable if you freeze it! Think about how you could use this for a birthday party. If you plan on having a themed party, with a piñata, a lot of that Halloween candy could be used for stuffing it, and definitely save you an arm and a leg on candy costs! You could do goodie bags too, and place these at table settings for guests. You could even decorate birthday cupcakes with some of the candy saved from Old Hallows Eve! To be absolutely honest here, the only limit to what you can do with excess candy is you! The main aim is to enjoy how it saves you from spending on more, and again, gives you a little extra convenience when you might need it the most!