5 Things To Do With That Extra Halloween Candy | Columbus, OH | 2017

Trick or Treat is such a fun tradition for so many families and at the end of the night the kids have bags full of candy, that they probably couldn't eat in a year, even if they tried.  So the big question is what can you do with all that candy, besides tossing it in the garbage when the kids aren't looking?  I have 5 great ways to keep the fun going while giving that extra candy a purpose.  

The Switch Witch

The Switch Witch is a fun tradition where the kids pick a handful of their favorite candy and set it aside, the rest they leave out for the Switch Witch who comes to collect the candy and leaves a small toy.  Of course, the Switch Witch still has to figure out what to do with all that candy so keep reading for a few fun ideas.  

Donate To Your Local Schools

Teachers love having treats on hand for students, so check with your childrens' teachers and see if they could use some extra treats, or other teachers in the building. If your kids aren't school age yet, you can still call your local school to see if they would like some yummy treats. for their students.

The Ronald McDonald House

RMH of Central Ohio serves thousands of families every year, and having a stash of treats on hand is always helpful. Take your wrapped candy in for them to enjoy throughout the year. 

Make With It

You can freeze it to add to future milkshakes, bake with it, or use it for future crafts.  This chocolate candy bar cake from NeighborFood looks AMAZING!! 

Candy Buy Back Programs

Many local dentists host candy buy back programs where you essentially sell your candy to the dentist and they then donate it to different organizations, like Operation Buckeye.  Below are some of the ones happening here in Columbus! :-) 

Dublin Dental Reflections
5080 Bradenton Ave. Dublin, OH 43017
November 1 - 9
For every pound you sell to DDR, you get $1 and your school gets $.50 - which is SO COOL! They are donating to local schools, and other local organizations.  

New Albany Center for Dental Health
240 Market St, New Albany, OH 43054
(614) 775-0840
November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 8am - 5pm
Bring your candy and donate to the troops - $1 per pound

Kiourtsis Orthodontics - Grove City
4166 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 875-6169
Monday, November 6 from 6pm-7pm
$1 per pound max 15 pounds - please make sure candy is individually wrapped! Any Girl Scouts wearing their vest will also earn a Girl Scout badge for donating their candy.  The candy is sent overseas to our troops.  You don't even have to get out of your car during these hours, just pull on up and they will weigh your candy on the spot. Super easy! 





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