How to repurpose your Halloween candy

Edible candy slime is a great way to reuse your leftover Halloween candy.

HOUSTON - If you are looking for ways to reuse your Halloween candy, making edible slime is a great option. Stacey Garska Rodriguez from The Soccer Mom Blog and co-writer of “The Slime Book” stopped by our studio to share a recipe for edible candy slime. With the help of mom or dad and a microwave, you can have slime that is safe for the little ones at home and it’s like a play dough that tastes good.

Another great way to reuse your candy is to donate it to programs for troops, like Operation Gratitude, Soldier's Angels, Operation Stars and Stripes, Operation Shoebox or the Ronald McDonald Houses.  You can also call your local dentists to see if they will exchange candy for toothbrushes.

Edible Halloween candy slime

Ingredients:
•    1/2 cup taffy-like candy (Starburst, Laffy Taffy, etc.)
•    1/8 cup powdered sugar
•    1/8 cup cornstarch

Directions:
Unwrap candy and place in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds, 10 seconds at a time, stirring between. Make sure a grown-up does this step.
Remove from bowl of melted candy from microwave and add powdered sugar and cornstarch to bowl. Stir with a spoon until mixture thickens. Melted candy will be hot, so avoid touching at this point.
When mixture is too thick to stir with a spoon, finish mixing by hand, kneading in your cornstarch/sugar powder until slime no longer sticks to hands. Careful, make sure slime has cooled enough to handle first.  Have fun.

Recipe provided by: Stacey Garska Rodriguez

 

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