There it is- still in the large orange bowl on your kitchen counter days after the excitement and exhaustion of Halloween has come and passed. Mounds and piles of candy test and question your will power to stay strong. Enough sweets to potentially keep a handful of children on sugar rushes for days. Soon Hershey’s, Twix, Snickers, and Tootsie Rolls seem more like opposing players mocking you from the next room over, calling your name and taking its toll on your mental strength. But what is to be done with all the leftover candy? Fear no more. Here are the best top 5 things to do with your left over candy (as decided by me):
- Save it for Christmas holiday décor (*Gasp* How dare I mention Christmas so soon!):
Let's face it; your grandparents or your kids’ grandparents probably aren’t watching their figure as much as they once were. Show your love by giving grandpa and grandma some chocolate and hard candies. It might even just end up in that dish in the living room with hard candies, keys, and strangely a few buttons that all old people have. (Seriously what’s up with that bowl? Yikes!) But hey, at least it’s no longer in your house.
If you eat fruit while you eat chocolate, it balances out, right? P.s. Who knew fruit kabobs could look so adorable and sophisticated.
Create a cool reaction with some Mentos and coke or even add some pop rocks and sprite. Watch the reactions in awe! Yay science!
Bring your bowl of temptations to the office or classroom and it will disappear in no time!
Sites, Elsbeth. "Structural Changes in Chocolate Blooming." scienceandfood. UCLA Division of Life Sciences and Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, 6 October 2016. Web. 26 October 2016.
Check out these other great resources, too!
Locker, Melissa. "Is Your Kid Still Eating Halloween Candy? Read This." Time.Com (2014): N.PAG. Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt. Halloween: An American Holiday, An American History. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Co., 1998. Print.
Call number: 394.2646 B226 1998
Etzioni, Amitai. We Are What We Celebrate: Understanding Holidays and Rituals. New York: New York University Press, 2004. Print.
Call number: 394.2673 W369 2004
Palis, Courteney. "Cash For Candy." Scholastic Dynamath 34.2 (2015): 14. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
Wagner, Krystle. "Teal Pumpkin Project raises food allergy awareness." Grand Haven Tribune (MI) 26 Oct. 2015: Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.