#LeftoverCandy November 10

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November 10 2018 Leftover Halloween Candy

Post by John Rancke

It’s a short jump from looking at whatever Halloween candy is left to thinking, “Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner let’s just toss this candy in a dish and leave it out for the kids, grandkids, friends”


Bad move.

The day after Halloween I took all the little caramel cubes left over from, “Hey, someone’s at the door!,” put them in a glass and simply placed it on the coffee table.

Within two hours, the length of time it took Carolina to beat Duke 102-100 (1995 on ESPNU), I HAD EATEN 7 OF THOSE LITTLE MORSELS! AND, I’M NOT A BIG CANDY GUY!!!

Here are 5 things you can do with leftover Halloween candy:

1. Give it to the neighbors. They haven’t done anything for exercise other than drag limbs to the street in a decade. They’ll love it.

2. Add some of the candy to recipes. Think cookies, not stew or fish. And I can tell you from experience that peppermint soup is terrible.

3. Drop the candy off at your local senior center. The gesture counts as a good deed and looks even better in Santa’s book.

4. Make art. Glue the candy to cardboard and make some type of inspired, award-winning, multi-media masterpiece. Don’t keep it in the house more than 2 days. The ants it attracts will be the size of German Shepherds.

5. At night, sow the candy across the back of your neighbor’s property. Ants need to eat, too, and the neighbors were rude by not taking the candy in the first place.

I have some caramel if you don’t have enough and want some more

carmel candy
Thanks to Mike Collins for the suggestions. I am sure he has actually put each of these to use.


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