All that melty, sugary, gooey goodness. And all that hyper-activity, those sugar headaches, and the need for extra workouts between Halloween and New Years.
I am a mom with a sweet tooth problem which I have, unfortunately, passed to my children. We love candy. But we don’t need to eat loads and loads of it. Thankfully in Djibouti, without a real Halloween celebration, our candy haul is pretty minimal. But still, there are seasons during which we have too much sugar in the house to deal with. So I went on the hunt to find alternatives.
Here are 12 ideas that might help you handle the Halloween Haul.
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Mail it to Djibouti 1 of 12
Especially if you have Butterfingers. Contact me for my address.
Steal It 2 of 12
Eat your kids' candy by stealing, sneaking, or purchasing; depending on your parenting philosophy.
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Donate It 3 of 12
Freeze It 4 of 12
Sugar highs the whole year round.
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Hide It 5 of 12
From yourself and your kids so you can be pumped six months later to suck on still-good candy corn (don't ask why it is still good).
Bring it to Work 6 of 12
Then other people can eat it.
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Repurpose It 7 of 12
Free Christmas gifts?
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Bake with It 8 of 12
Food Decor 9 of 12
Decorate for the upcoming holidays a gingerbread house or a Thanksgiving turkey cookie .
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Piñata 10 of 12
Now, like at work, other people's children will eat it.
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Play with It 11 of 12
Candy can be the chips on a Sequence board or make a game of Candyland more authentic. Or make something up, play scientist.
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Reward Your Work 12 of 12
If you are a writer with a sweet tooth like me, keep a bowl of small candy by your desk and reward yourself for every few hundred words.
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