Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Weekly Tip: Holiday Candy

I know that there is usually no such thing as leftover holiday candy in most households, but ours isn't one of them. I have never made candy taboo for my kids, so they don't really see it as a big deal. They enjoy candy as much as any other kids, but they don't over-indulge and they seem to get tired of it quickly. We end up having extra Halloween candy still sitting around in December and we often have to throw out Easter candy before all of the summer parades begin.

Sometimes I send their candy to work with Mike. He has a large jar that he keeps it in, but it gets so hot in his shop sometimes that keeping chocolate in there is not an option.

What to do with all of that leftover chocolate!!! Such a dilemma!

Then, it came to me! Ah ha!

Now, I chop up any leftover chocolate- bunnies, eggs, mini candy bars, etc. It all gets diced up and put in a zip-top bag in the freezer. We use it as a topping for ice cream sundaes or homemade "blizzard" treats! YUMMY!!

You can find more tips at Rocks In My Dryer!


Michie said...

That's a good idea - sounds yummy! I have heard of people chopping up the chocolate and using it in cookies too. :)

MOMMY said...


I know what I will be doing this afternoon!! My kids are the same way with candy, they eat it but not too much. I have TONS of Easter candy left and we just through the Halloween candy out a month ago.

Mom2fur said...

What a great idea! I bet the dessert at your house is awesome, LOL!

Tami said...

That's a great idea. I needed something to control all the candy we still have lying around. I usually end up throwing loads of it away.

shopinchic said...

That sounds like a great idea!

Check out my blog for the latest beauty tips and advice-