Oops I Bought Too Much

2 Nov

How was everyone’s Halloween?!

Unfortunately, mine was spent inside a classroom..but I did get to see some Trick or Treaters’ walking through neighborhoods! Too bad it was so cold, they were all bundled up and I could barely make out their costumes. Oh well..

So, you went out and bought tons of candy (you know, because this is the year where you’re going to have hundreds of trick or treaters’ coming to your home-right?) in fear that you’ll run out in the first hour. We’ve all been there! But now to your surprise you’re left with bags upon bags of candy, staring at you. Tempting you. Inviting you to grab just one piece..one piece..

Riiiiiight. Of course we’re ALL going to dig right in and eat our hearts out! We paid for it-we’re going to get our money’s worth! It’s human nature; if it’s in sight, we want it. NOW.

Having a piece occasionally is totes fine, but let’s save ourselves from a tummy ache and a trip to the dentist and see what else we can do with all of that leftover Halloween candy:

Idea 1: take it to the office. I think this picture says it allIdea 2: freeze it! Just like we freeze leftover lasagna, bread, and even bananas-stashing candy in the freezer prolongs its shelf-life, flavor, and is good in a pinch when a craving hits. Plus-have you ever had a frozen Reese’s? Life-changing.

Idea 3: donate it. Halloween Candy Buyback is a company that sends money to troops that are deployed overseas. “As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buyback dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our  troops deployed overseas.” source

Idea 4: bake with it. Reese’s, snickers, Hershey’s kisses, Twix are amazing in brownies and cakes! Skittles, M & M’s, and Nerds are all colorful additions to cookies.

Idea 5:

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4 Responses to “Oops I Bought Too Much”

  1. sarahsdoodles November 2, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    Number 3 is a great idea! I’ve never heard of that!! Last year I did baking with my leftovers and brought them into work — killing two birds with one stone!

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit November 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      And coworkers are ALWAYS in the mood to be taste testers!

  2. Life After Swimming November 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    No leftover candy for me…but my boss does have candy in the office. I’ve been limiting myself to a piece every day or two…I can’t pass up peanut M&Ms…

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit November 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      As you shouldn’t! Chocolate helps us be more productive..right? Hope all is well!!

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