Halloween is over. Whether you had little ones who went out and collected a big stash or, like me, you overbought for the number of children who came to the door, many of us have a lot of candy in the house!
What are some ideas to deal with this abundance of sugar?
- Pick through, saving only the items you like, and freeze the rest (most candy freezes very well if stored in a zip-type freezer bag).
- Check with local retirement homes and homeless shelters to see if they would like candy donations.
- Drop some off at your local firehouse or police station.
- Bag it up and take it to the office. If you work from home, like I do, send it in to someone else's office. Candy and offices just go together--it usually disappears quickly!
- Check for local dentists and orthodontists who are collecting it. We have one local orthodontist, Dr. Tisseront, who collects candy each year ' to benefit Children's National and our Troops overseas!!'
Do you have any ideas for other creative ways to dispose of the excess candy?
My personal advice: be sure to keep a couple of pieces around, if you have a sweet tooth, but get rid of the bulk of it...none of us need all that ugar as we get within a month of Thanksgiving!
I hope your Halloween was happy and safe!