Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Three Great Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy.....

Halloween is over? Really? The days are going by in a blur...life with a now 6 week old baby does that to you I guess (can you believe our little man is already 6 weeks old??)

Anyway...Halloween is now over...our kiddos made out with a huge amount of loot and to save myself them from eating it all, I thought I would research a few ways to get rid of some of it.

1. Operation Shoe Box is a great way to help put a smile on a deployed soldier's face. It was amazing to hear that so many of our troops will be coming home from Iraq soon, but there are still many more that won't be spending the holidays with their families. Operation Shoe Box was founded in 2003 in an effort to send support, snacks and much needed personal care items to our troops. Candy is one of the top items that they send out, many of the soldiers give the candy to children where they are stationed so you can send all of your non-chocolate candy items to them and they will send it to the soldiers for you!

Operation Shoebox
8360 E Highway 25
Belleview, FL 34420

2. How about using candy in recipes for your holiday baking?? Here are a couple of recipes that I may just be trying out really soon...
Peanut Butter cookies with Chopped Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter cookies

Pretzel Kisses

pretzel kisses recipe

3. And remember to save the wrappers for some really cute, crafty projects....

Starburst Wrapper Bracelet

starburst bracelet!

Candy Wrapper Button Earrings

Candy Wrapper Light Switch Plates

Sweet, right?

What do you do with all of your kiddos Halloween candy...well, besides eating it while they are in bed like I do...just kidding, you know I would never, ever do a thing like that ;)

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  1. These are some great ideas. My kids have way to much candy

  2. These are great ideas --- thank you for sharing!

  3. Great ideas as always Carmella!

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  4. OMG, the peanut butter ones and then the pretzels with chocolate....oh my!

  5. These are such great ideas! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share!


  6. The candy wrapper earrings are adorable! Cute ideas. I'm a new follower and I love your blog.

  7. Great ideas! I wanted to try baking with them, too, but we ended up giving the candy out to trick-or-treaters when we ran out of the stuff we bought. The kids actually wanted to because they enjoyed handing it out. Score!

  8. Love all these ideas...especially the earrings. I would have never thought of that! Your kids are adorable...hope you all have a great weekend!

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