If you faced a shortage of trick-or-treaters Saturday night, or are overwhelmed by the stash your own offspring brought home, you may be asking yourself, what the heck am I going to do with all this crap? You could always teach the kids a valuable life lesson by letting them chow down on candy until they get sick, but there are some better — and easier to clean up — solutions.
Among the many ideas offered by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services in an annual guide to ditching the candy without tossing your cookies, are a few we think are pretty good:
2. Repurpose it for other holidays. Seriously, do you really have to pay extra for green-and-red wrapped miniatures, when you’ve got 10 pounds of orange-wrapped ones?
3. Freeze it. Frozen Reese’s and Snickers rock. And if you break a tooth, see tip #1 for some help.
How are you dealing with your HFCS overload? Post your tips in the comments. And don’t forget to floss.
(Photo: Morton Fox)