After a worldwide holiday that’s all about heart-shaped candy, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself with a pile of leftover chocolate. The good news is that there’s no need to throw it away or force yourself to eat abnormal amounts of sweets just to get it over with. There’s actually a way to handle your leftover Valentine’s Day candy in a fun way. Check out these five ideas!
1. Make a Popcorn Drizzle
How about adding extra flavor to your movie nights? You can melt the leftover chocolate and use it as a drizzle for your popcorn. That way, you will use your Valentine’s Day candy more than once, and everyone will get a taste of it.
2. Play a Post-Valentine’s Day Game
Get your girlfriends or family members and organize a fun “guess the filling” game. You can group into pairs and come up with additional rules for the winners and losers. You can use blindfolds to ensure no one is cheating.
3. Make S’mores
All you need for this Valentine’s Day leftover candy idea is graham crackers and marshmallows. Sit by the fire surrounded by your gang and make some good old-fashion chocolate s’mores. It’s a fantastic way to spend a chilly winter afternoon or a lazy Sunday, or both!
4. Hot Cocoa FTW
If chocolate-coated popcorn isn’t your thing, you can still melt your leftover candy and make delicious hot cocoa instead. Heat some milk and place the candy inside until it melts gently. Add cinnamon to get that warm winter taste, and put in leftover marshmallows if you have them.
5. Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is way easier than it sounds. You can either make fresh cookie dough or buy a ready-made mix, then cut up the leftover chocolate into small chips and mix them together. Instead of getting ordinary chocolate chip cookies, you will have different flavors from the various fillings of the candy. It’s like a mini Valentine’s Day celebration all over again!