Halloween is terrifying. I’m not talking ghosts or ghouls or gore — I’m referring to the other G-Word — gluttony. Specifically mine. If there’s a Kit Kat or Coffee Crisp bar within a 500 foot radius, I will find it and I will put it in my mouth.
So what are we “willpower challenged” to do at Halloween? Of course I buy treats that hold as little appeal to me as possible in case of left-overs. But then there’s the problem of the kids’ treats they bring home. Away at school all day, me at home…their candy calls to me seductively like a mythological siren.
So in an attempt to limit my junk intake (because let’s get real… I AM going to steal their treats) here are five ways to re-purpose candy for the next big holiday…Christmas!
If you think that keeping your paws of the candy for fifty-five days is a tad unrealistic (which for me, it probably is) then you might try one of these alternatives.
1. Host a “Build Your Own Sundae” party and set the candy out in bowls to use as toppings.
2. Add a little to trailmix or pancakes for a special fun surprise.
3. Take the chocolate out of their wrappers, crumble and freeze in a ziplock bag. Use later to choclify a shake, add to a cookie recipe or just eat by the handful when you’re in the midst of a PMS
Have a very merry Halloween everyone!