What to do…

candyWhat to do with all this Halloween candy the kids got!!!!!  I mean, I love Halloween and I loved it as a kid, but I never remember getting this much candy.  My kid’s bags are full and I made it a point to go less places this year in hopes that we didn’t have candy overload!  That didn’t work. 

Does anyone have creative ways they use their candy?  One person can only eat so much and it only stays good for so long.  I don’t want to hear that I should eat it either!  That’s what I am doing and that’s not the answer!  I was so glad to go back to work yesterday just so I didn’t have to look at the candy bags and pick something out every time I walked by.   Oh, so bringing it to work to share won’t help me b/c I’ll still be looking at it!  Although there would be others to eat it so it’d be gone faster. 

Share your feelings with the group and maybe we can all help each other out!

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16 Responses to What to do…

  1. Amber says:

    Send it to work with hubby! That is what I do!

  2. SKL says:

    I wonder if there is any way to get it to the troops without it getting spoiled?

    My kids got a ton too, and they are way too young to eat more than a taste here and there. And I don’t eat chocolate (though I won’t deny being tempted!).

    When we got back to the house, I put a bunch of their candy into the bowl to re-distribute to the trick-or-treaters who were still out. But, there is still a bunch left. I will probably give a little here and there to people like my maid service and the lady who cleans our office at work, until it’s gone. If there’s any left at Thanksgiving, I’ll dump it on my step-nieces and nephews, so their mom can figure out how to get rid of it!

  3. SanityFound says:

    Perhaps get the kids to choose which they would like to give to an orphanage in your area or a shelter – I don’t know if you guys have those in your area but I know that those kids would absolutely love to get candy because its one of the things they never get…

  4. Candi says:

    EAT it, Give it to each friend that walks in the door. If there is a birthday soon, have the kids take it to school and pass it out. Give it to the food self. Throw it away……Make goody bags for it. Freeze the cholcate bars, they are good frozen, and they will be not spolied. Make blizzard with the m and m’s, and butterfinger, health… etc……. Use them to help they kids in math, like when then need 15 things and only have 10 fingers, they can use them.

  5. mssc54 says:

    I like the give it to the troops thing.

    Seperate all the cholocate based candy from other hard candy. Then put it in a cake pan and put it in the oven on ab out 250. Once it’s all melted down let it cool in the refrigerator.

    I have no idea if that will work.

    I don’t think giving it to kids in an orphanage is a good idea. I can’t imagine that they hafe great dental care to begin with.

  6. Are there any shelters around your house that you could donate the candy to?

  7. nikki says:

    You could always send it my way!! 😉 Bailey didn’t get much this year. I was very surprised, he usually gets a ton. You could always do projects with the candy. There are so many different things you can do. Food shelf, give it to Toby to take to work, freeze it for Christmas and make ginger bread houses.

  8. Joy says:

    I’m so happy to see you Nikki!!! Yipeeeee!!!!

  9. Just a Mom says:

    My youngest daughter donated half of her candy to a neighbor who did not get to go trick-or-treating. But we still have way too much!

  10. Joy says:

    I went trick or treating with Sue and the funny thing about going out here (in the country and small towns) is that they don’t give you one thing, they give the kids a handful. They are so happy to see the kids. I kept the kids overnight so Toby and Sue could go to their Halloween party and we divided the candy up and they put stuff away for Bailey that they knew he liked and then gave Paul all the Butterfingers so they did want to share it. But they really did get a lot of it.

    I told them they could each pick one thing to eat that night and Christopher picked, of all things, a package of peanut butter crackers. Trinity picked a Twix. I think they had more fun playing with it than wanting to eat it. I think if you take it away you make them want it more and if you just leave them be, they don’t really want to eat it. Don’t we always want what we can’t have?? Me, after a few days I always froze it and would take out small amounts at a time and it was like brand new to them.

  11. Elena says:

    If the candy in question is accurately represented by the candy in the picture, which displays not a single piece of chocolate, then who cares what happens to it! 😀

  12. Tessa says:

    A shelter is a great idea! I use to sell mine to my brother lol
    have fun and eat it! If it is way too much, throw some AWAY! It isn’t being wasteful since it’s bad for you anyways and you didn’t pay for it!!

  13. Joy says:

    No Elena, that candy in the pic isn’t of the real candy. I didn’t take one of that.

  14. nikki says:

    Yea Joy, so far so good with the computer. He said it needed 146 updates!!!

  15. Sue says:

    Thanks everyone. I never thought of the shelter idea. We have senior dinning in our area, maybe they would like some!

  16. candi says:

    you could do that sue, but remember half of them have dentures, and they would fall out. lol. Trust me i know

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