Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What to do with leftover Halloween candy

Yesterday afternoon I sat down to read my email while eating my favorite candy--Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Okay truthfully it was morning and it wasn't just one Reese's, but they really are my fave. A couple have friends must have sensed my over indulgence as they relayed messages about dentists who are buying back candy to forward to our Troops.

These particular dentists are in Boulder and Lafayette. (Dr. Gordon West 1140 W. South Boulder Rd #201Lafayette, CO 303-665-5335 and Dr. Alber's 2919 Valmont Road, Suite 106, Boulder 303-449-3132). They'll pay $1/pound.

And though I searched and searched I couldn't find any dentists in other parts of the metro area who are participating in this nation-wide event sometimes called "cash4candy". But don't let that stop you.

Here's what you could do:
To send it to Troops. Gather up candy from friends and neighbors. Soldier Angels is one of several organizations that can help you get your candy to Troops.

More ideas:
One creative mom blogger suggests making an advent calendar, harvest tree or turkey pinata (hmm....not sure I like the idea of beating a turkey).

There are actually lots of recipes that will help you use a bunch of candy in one shot. There are cookie recipes. The Candybar-Bar sounds like a hit. This cake has been floating around the Internet for years.

Of course you could freeze it.

Note to self for next year...don't buy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or Butter Fingers. Yeah, stick with stuff like Mike & Ike's, sour or gummy anything, and everything not chocolate.

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