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What to do with leftover halloween sweets

Whether you were trick-or-treating with kids, throwing a halloween party, or just can’t resist temptation in the sainsburys’ sweet aisle, chances are your kitchen cupboards are now groaning under the weight of all that halloween sugar.

A little treat every now and then can be a good thing, but gorging yourself on Haribo while watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother is generally not considered ideal, as much as I try to advocate for this as an acceptable lifestyle choice.

So what are you going to do with all the extra goodies? I’ve been browsing Pinterest to get some sweet inspiration.

1. Re-gift it. Save anything that’s pre-wrapped and pop it into cute jars for unexpected Christmas guests. True, this won’t get it out of the house, but if you wrap it up nicely you’ll be less tempted to pinch any.

2. Save it for your gingerbread house construction. You’re going to need window frames, door ornaments, and roof tiles. Time to get creative!

3. Make truffles. Melt the chocolate, allow it to cool slightly and then pour in some cream. Stir this well and then place in the fridge. Use a melon baller to scoop out truffle sized pieces and coat in cocoa. Voila, homemade truffles! Wrap them up nicely and take them to work!

4. Make flavoured vodka. One for the grown-ups that are big kids at heart. You can infuse good quality vodka with delicious gummy sweets. Sort the colours, and then place in a sealed jar with the vodka. Leave for anything between 3 hours and 3 days. Strain into a pretty jar, and either drink or give it away.


All images via Pinterest – my number one source of inspiration!

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