How Will You Get Rid Of Leftover Halloween Candy?

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:

1. Send it to Halloween Candy Buy Back, a group run by dentists. They’ll pay you a buck a pound, and ship the sweet stuff to troops overseas, who will gladly dump their MREs if they can have your Reese’s instead.

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.

What do you do with all that leftover Halloween candy? [MCT News]

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