Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Freezing Halloween Leftover Candy

I can never estimate the right amount of candy to buy for Halloween. Some years I run out in an hour and other years, like this year, weather intervenes and I end up with tons of leftover candy.  I could leave it out for my boys but they wouldn't make it to Christmas on that kind of sugar rush.

Some candy I donate to church and some to send over seas to military troops.  But did you know that many types of Halloween candy can be stored in the freezer - especially chocolate?  Be sure to sort your candy and bag it by type to keep flavors from mixing.  Place in a ziplock bag and remove as much air as possible.  Be sure to defrost in the refrigerator to avoid problems with consistency when defrosting too quickly. Non-chocolate candy can be frozen too. Look up individual types of candy for the best way to freeze.

You can use your frozen chocolate such as Snickers, Reese's, and Butterfingers to crumble up for fancy ice cream mix-ins. Chop up solid chocolate to add to cookie dough or defrost frozen Hershey bars for for your next camp out s'mores.  

With the great deals you can find just after Halloween, you may even want to pick up some more and stock your freezer with enough to last until next Halloween. 

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