Trick or Treat Halloween Ice Scream Sundaes

Trick or Treat Halloween Ice cream Sundaes
What do you do with all of that Halloween candy your kids bring home? This year I’m trying a new approach with trick-or-treating: I’m going to let the kids binge eat their haul for a few days and then the Halloween candy is going to magically disappear. Have you ever done this? Usually we let them have a little everyday, but that usually means we’re digging into all that Halloween candy for months to come, which isn’t the greatest for anyone.
I figure it’s worth a try, especially with Christmas just around the corner and all the baking and holiday treats that come with it. I’m not a total Halloween scrooge, I just want to find a way to kick all that extra sugar out the door while still letting the kids enjoy their trick or treat stash. I’ve seen recipes for boo bark but I wanted something a little different to use up that Halloween candy. So, how about Halloween ice scream? 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

I thought this is a fun way to use up some Halloween candy from trick or treating, or even as a fun treat for a Halloween party. Just put out the candy and any other toppings and let the kids decorate their ice cream. They’ll have fun, and it’s a great way to get through the sugar rush of Halloween. 
I’ll let the kids dig into their treats after Halloween to make these, but if you want to make these for a party, you can pick up your favourite Halloween- themed candies to top them off:
candy corn
jelly beans
pumpkin gummies
candy eyeballs 
flavoured syrups for topping (maybe strawberry to look like blood…?)
The version I created in this post is a dairy-free one( I used our favourite non- dairy ice cream from Nora’s), but let’s face it, chopped up mini chocolate bars would be all kinds of yummy on these. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I figure letting the kids dig in for a few days then stashing the rest away is a tactic worth trying, but we’ll see how that goes! Either way, Halloween is a fun time for the kids and we’re on countdown over here.

If you make this for a Halloween party, there are lots of ways to set it up.

Making a self- scoop ice cream station with candy set up in little bowls is one idea, or give each child their own little bowl of treats to decorate their ice cream at a table. Just keep in mind the ages of your guests and set up in an age-appropriate way (although some adults might be just as tricky with the treats as some kids! 😉 ). Just have fun with it and enjoy!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat Halloween Ice cream Sundaes

Trick or Treat Halloween Ice cream Sundaes

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Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out this Spooky Branch DIY Halloween Decoration or this simple DIY Halloween Ghost Garland!

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Trick or Treat Halloween Ice cream Sundaes



    • katpetrunia
      October 25, 2019 / 11:36 pm

      Thanks Angela!

  1. October 25, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    This is an awesome way to use Halloween candy!!

    • katpetrunia
      October 25, 2019 / 11:36 pm

      Thanks Salma, just trying to find ways to get through all the trick or treat goodies lol 😉

  2. October 25, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    I could probably do without the candy corn, but this otherwise sounds awesome. Ice cream is perfect all year round. And the candy eyeballs really make this pop.

    • katpetrunia
      October 25, 2019 / 11:35 pm

      Agreed, I don’t think there’s ever a bad time for ice cream 😀

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