Even the strongest willed people find Halloween candy difficult to resist. At work, handing out candy to kids, parties: all significant sources of candy.
So if you end up with too much candy, or even if a little is too much, here are some suggestions that might produce snickers in your group, but you might find that these help your overall payday.
My initial thought when presented with the question from our good friend Melissa Dobbins was to put the candy in the freezer. After all, you still have Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl, and the rest of the winter. Plenty of time to eat well-preserved Halloween candy.
You could melt down a bunch of chocolate bars and make a multi-flavored fondue. Imagine combining your Nestle Crunch bars with a dose of York Peppermint Patties. If you are going to do chocolate fondue, you might as well use up what you already have.
Dobbins had some better suggestions in a segment last Saturday on ABC7 Chicago.
Dobbins gave us the idea of putting candy in 100 calorie bags. Not sure how many calories your favorite might have? She submitted a list of some popular items and their caloric content. For example, 4 kisses = 100 calories.
The smaller candy bars can be tricky since, well, they're smaller than a regular candy bar. Turns out 3 small candy bars = 1 regular size candy bar.
Kids can also trade candy for toys or money, or find local dentists who will buy back candy. The candy gets sent to troops overseas. The last place you should give away your candy is the food bank.
Dobbins also suggested to use Halloween candy as a way for kids to learn how to manage their own calories.
Halloween candy can be an albatross around your neck or a fun treat. Good candy management can help you find your own balance.
video: ABC/WLS-TV Chicago