Hiding the Leftover Halloween Candy

November 4, 2014

It’s been four days and the candy bar is sitting right there in front of you. In the Halloween bowl in your kitchen. You’ve passed up on the opportunity before, but now you just want to go for it! It’s a miniature size, so it can’t hurt, right?

Sound familiar? Chances are you aren’t alone in trying to figure out if you should snack or chuck the leftover Halloween candy. Lucky for you, there are plenty of creative ways to see that it gets put to good use – whether you have kids or not.

Create a Science Experiment. The options are endless! With a variety of chocolates, sweets and sugared candies, you can melt, freeze and stack. Don’t forget to make a hypothesis too! Kids will not only have fun (once they opt to relinquish the goods), but they’ll also learn something as well.

Read The Switch Witch. The Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and now The Switch Witch. Along with her mythical friends, she visits your house while everyone is in the slumber to swap out the sweets for a healthier option.

Donate to Troops. Sending treats to our troops is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. Not only is this a feel good option, if you’ve got kids, this teaches them the importance of sharing and showing appreciation. For a list of places in our area to donate, click here.

Get Crafty! The holidays are right around the corner, so get savvy and look for ways to incorporate the candy into some holiday décor! You can also use the extra treats for guests at a holiday party or use them to decorate cookies or gingerbread houses.

Freeze It. Maybe not as fun as some of the other options, but you can always hide the stash of candy in the freezer. You’ll forget about it, once it’s no longer in your sight and then if a midnight craving strikes, you know where to find it.

No matter what option you choose, remember that it won’t hurt if you decide to help yourself to a candy treat (or two!). And be sure to share these options with your family, so you can all be in agreement on the best one that works for you.