Friday, November 4, 2011

In Which We Discuss Candy Options

 Whether from trick or treating, post Halloween sales at the grocery store or any of the {1,000} other ways candy finds its way into our homes, I suspect we all have slightly more candy than usual in our houses right now.

So, what do we do with all that candy?
1. Donate some. Before a candy accumulating occasion (Harvest Party, Easter, Christmas, etc.) we always, always, always have our girls choose some of their less favorite candy to give to our children's program at church. We use candy for lots of different prizes. Our girls never miss it, and, let's be honest, they end up bringing some of it home again anyway.

2. Make a Candy Land Cake:
This is the cake we made Sweet Pea for her 2nd Birthday. The girls remember how fun it was to decorate. Fun to decorate and fun to eat = win.

3. Make a candy bar love letter something like this:

4. Save some for a gingerbread house:

The girls made a gingerbread house with a friend from church last year. They still talk about how fun it was.

5. Make special cookies:

6. Make homemade versions of Dairy Queen Blizzards: ice cream blended with your favorite chopped up candy. Just remember - the Reece's Pieces are mine!

7. Use some to make gift baskets or arrangements:

8. Display it in cute jars or dishes:
Source: via Terri on Pinterest

9. Replace the chocolate chips in your favorite cookie recipe with chopped up candy. Or experiment with adding candy to a favorite brownie recipe.

10. More ideas from Amy at The Finer Things In Life.

And remember, if you'd simply like to get rid of it, I accept all Reece's products, Almond Joy or Mounds candy bars, and any kind of dark chocolate. 

What do you do with candy?

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