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    Question What to do with all the candy?

    In the past I've thrown it away, but this year, I'm thinking I could be more creative. I'm going to take the hard candies, suckers and chewy fruit candies to work in a couple of weeks. That leaves me with the chocolate. I have lots of peanut M&M's, but only a few regular. We also have many mini candybars (the 2-inch ones, not the really tiny ones) - about five of each variety: twix, 2 musketeers, milky way, butterfinger, etc. And a ton of tootsie rolls.

    I know it can be frozen, but do any of you desert eating people have some good ideas for me?

    TIA!

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    Well, you could use some of the extra candy to make up gift baskets for the holidays. It could also be used as a hostess gift; of course, I wouldn't just had the hostess a bag of candy, I'd put it in something decorative. I teach so I'll be taking all my extra bags of candy to school; I'll use the treats for incentives in my classroom. I only had 18 kids, so I just used one bag of candy. I think I must have at least 20 bags left. Your not the only one with excess chocolate, but I can never get enough chocolate!

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    I have a good idea. My address is PO Box...

    Do your girls have their birthdays soon? You might be able to make up some party favour bags using them. Or what about including a couple in Christmas gifts for children. Or if you're having guests for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you could put them on a nice platter and let everyone help themselves. Or take them to an old folks home, I'm sure they'd gobble them up.

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    You could use the chocolate candy to "ice" brownies when they are still warm out of the oven. The chocolate should melt on them, giving them yummy topping.

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    mmmmm...Yummy! How about crumbling up the candy bars and putting them over ice cream? Gee, it's no wonder I'm not losing weight. I've got to unsubscribe to this thread. Your all giving me way to many suggestions!

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    We save suitable hard candies for decorating Gingerbread houses.
    We use smarties (likeM&Ms) instead of chocolate chips in cookies.

    We bag up all those containing peanuts and send it with Dh to give to fellow students. Dd is seriously allergic to peanuts.

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    I sent all the extras to work with dh.......better his coworkers eat it than me!!!

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    Originally posted by mom2knk
    I sent all the extras to work with dh.......better his coworkers eat it than me!!!


    or at least he TOLD me that he brought it into work. I didn't want him to bring all of it because I thought that K & L should get some of the leftovers, and he told me that they would be "taken care of", so who knows. As long as it's not near me, I don't care much

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    There is a website that contains all kinds of recipes for desserts made with candy such as Almond Joy Pie. www.thatsmyhome.com/mainstreet/candy

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    On the thought line of saving them for Christmas, you could make homemade Christmas crackers/poppers and put the candy inside as part of the goodies.

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    Yesterday, I am pretty sure I heard a radio commercial that a local group was collecting all the extras to send to the troops abroad. What a great idea.

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    I just sent my leftovers to work with my daughter this morning.

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