Getting Rid of Leftover Halloween Candy!

Like many of you I’m already trying to figure out what I’m going to do with all the extra Halloween candy that will be piling up in our house after the kids trick or treat tonight. Not to mention the left-over candy we hand out (ours is a quiet street so we never know how many visiting kids to expect!)

I have a Dentist friend and he says to let the kids each as much as they want on Halloween and then get rid of it… prolonged eating of candy only promotes tooth decay.

So whether you're looking to get the candy out of your house for good, or you want to turn it into something even tastier for yourself, we've rounded-up a few ways to make your house (and your kids) a little less sugary this year!

• Keep all the decorative candy, jujubes, jelly-beans, skittles, etc., to make your gingerbread houses this Christmas.

• Drop off your candy at shelters or food banks.

• Drop it off at your daycare or school (if they’ll take it).

• Bring it to your office (your co-workers will love you – OR NOT!)

In the U.S., they have a program (Operation Gratitude) where candy is collected and sent overseas to U.S. Troops. Such a great idea! I wonder if Canada has a similar program.

And if you don’t want to get rid of the sugar, then here are some creative ways to use up your candy.

Make a Leftover Halloween Candy Pie. Really! If you have an oven with a window, it's fascinating to watch while it bakes. This will totally amuse the kids!
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Make Deep-Fried Halloween Candy. There's a way to bring a substantial dimension of deliciousness to your Halloween candy: deep-fry it!
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Real Simple Magazine has some delicious dessert recipes that incorporate your favourite sweets into something you can proudly serve at your next get-together or moms’ night out.
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What other creative ways have you found to get rid of (or use) your Halloween candy?

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