It's almost Halloween so I thought I would post this tip before you bought all of your Halloween candy. Each year I have a hard time determining how many trick-or-treaters we are likely to get. After the year that we ran out of candy because I under bought, I usually overbuy to compensate.
Some years I have a good bit of candy leftover. Rather than handing out 1/2 a bag to each kid at the end of the night I keep it. I usually buy Hershey's solid chocolate bars. That way if I have any leftover I can freeze it and use for my holiday baking that is just around the corner. Kids don't complain about chocolate and I haven't wasted my money. You can chop it up for cookies or melt it and it works just like chocolate chips! Last year I needed a quick cookie for a garden club function and I made a roll of refrigerator dough sugar cookies and dipped one half of them in melted chocolate. I got rave reviews.
Of course if you aren't into holiday baking and you don't want your candy to go to waste, you can always EAT it!