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Got Leftover Candy?

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Save some of the non-Halloween marked candy to put in your guest room for the holidays.

Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
It doesn't matter whether if it was just Halloween, Valentine's Day or Christmas, there's always going to be some leftover candy. You don't have to throw it away. Here are a couple ways to recycle that leftover candy without the guilt of overeating or of throwing away perfectly good food.
  • Give it Away.

    There are always kids around that didn't get much or any candy on the those holidays. Just be sure to ask their parents first. In the past, we've even had a local dentist offer to buy leftover Halloween candy for $1.00 a pound. Anything, I guess, for better dental health.
  • Freeze It.

    Candy frozen whole, in its original wrappers and placed in a resealable bag or container, should keep up to a year. Chocolate occasionally will bloom (turn white on the outsite), but this does not effect the flavor.
  • Chop It Up to Use in Other Desserts.

    Chopped candy can be used in a cookie recipe as a substitute for chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, etc. Sprinkle chopped candy on the top of a glazed Bundt Cake. Other desserts that could accommodate chopped candy are: Trifles, Truffles, and many others.
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