Raise your hand if you're already sick of all the Halloween candy...
Oh my goodness, somebody quick give me a salty pretzel. I'm on the verge of a sugar coma. Can anybody else relate? Or is it just me...and little wrappers...that I continue to find...all over the house?
Today, I was trying to get creative about what to do with all of the leftover candy, and I came up with a couple of ideas...
1. Pull out the pieces of non-melty (non-chocolate) candy, and set them aside for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!!! This year we have lots of Starbursts, Smarties, and Dum Dum suckers that will be GREAT to stash into our shoeboxes. I'm getting my kids involved, and letting them pick out all the candy they want to share with our shoebox girls across the globe.
2. Select several of my kids' favorite candies, and set them aside to put into their Christmas stockings! Obviously, I don't select the Halloween-packaged candy. But, there are plenty of Reeses cups and mini Twix bars my girls will be thrilled to find in their stockings. Santa is a smartie pants, yes she is!
3. Set aside some candy to decorate our gingerbread house with. Every year, our church has a big gingerbread house decorating contest. How nice to have a stash of candy all ready when that day comes!
4. I saw this idea online, and loved it: Use the extra candy for your Christmas Advent calendars--either put them into a calendar you already have, or create a simple one! Here are some great ideas to get you started.
5. Chop up some mini Snickers and Reeses, and put them on top of my ice cream. Okay, sorry. This one is not helpful. Not helpful at all....
6. Okay, this one isn't going to be helpful, either. Pioneer Woman's candy cookies are di-vine! I've made them before, and my favorite combination is the peanut butter cookie dough with a mini Reeses.
7. Eat the candy, one by one, until it is ALL GONE. There, now there's nothing else to worry about, right?
Well, that's it. Those are my best ideas.
What do YOU do with all the leftover Halloween candy...staring at you with its beady little eyes?
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