Halloween Candy. Keep it? or Dump it?
It’s almost Christmas and we still have so much Halloween Candy left you would think it was Election Day (just a few days after Halloween). I did a quick 15 second video to show you our current stash.
If you have been following my blog, then you know I am on a mission to eliminate the clutter in my house. You’ve seen the sales signs “Everything Must Go”??? It’s been the purge of the decade at our house. But when I got to the Halloween Candy, I could not bring myself to throw it away. If it were up to my husband, he would have tossed it 2 weeks ago, but I wouldn’t let him. That’s because every now and then mom needs a KitKat fix. And I am not the only one digging in the bags. I found empty wrappers mixed in with the candy today. I am sure my boys and their friends are enjoying a little treat now and then. Who knows maybe hubby just wants it gone because he doesn’t want to eat anymore of it??
So I asked my friends on Facebook and Twitter if they had any advice on what to do with all of this leftover candy.
@mogelsonlevy -Freeze and use for baking (I better learn to bake. Do you have any personal recipe favorites? I found these recipes on line. )
@tweenmom–Freeze, then use the blender or coffee bean grinder to make ice cream sprinkles, bits for brownies and cookies, bits to stir in coffee (Feels very Coldstone Creamery. I like it)
@realwomengolf– we just moved ours to the basement pantry. We think of it as an emergency supply. (Isn’t there always a candy emergency?)
@mthoe-we tuck it away up high in the cupboards for kids to have as dessert
@tfk-keep and stash
@dazarian-daughter keeps it under her bed (for how long?)
Notice the trend. They are all keeping it. Not one replied to throw it away. For me, I think the real issue is waste. There must be 10-15 dollars worth of candy in those bags. The little bag of KitKats I bought to pass out on Halloween cost like 3 or 4 bucks. Maybe I could donate it? Anyone know an organization that wants candy? What if I threw in a few canned goods with it?
Or if I freeze it, could we pass it out next Halloween?
As my kids have gotten older I realize that there is less candy – which I think is a bummer. I suggest you go through the candy and keep the “good stuff” – all your favorites. You can use it for treats until next Halloween. Throw the “junk” away,
Hi Amy.. You are right. There is quite a bit in the bag our family would never eat. I think I am going to hang onto to it for winter break and then toss whatever is left.
I just realized the kids already found my basement hiding place. Lots of empty wrappers in the bags. I think I just moved the mess from one place to another.
Donating is a great idea. I wonder who would want it.
Hi Heather.. I thought about donating it to the kids school for their winter break party. I missed that opportunity. Maybe for Valentine’s day? Would it be any good then? I think I am just going to toss after winter break. By the way, loved the backyard snow golf video.
I’m definitely tossing after Christmas. May do it today. In one of those moods. :o)