What to do with extra Halloween candy…

November 3rd, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

Yes, most dentist offices will run a ‘sell your candy back’ plan and I fully support the idea.

I also think making memories while getting rid of the candy is the best plan of all.

Now if you are hanging out here on Just Mildly Medicated through a search on gastroparesis you should know right away that the sad sad truth is this is NOT GP friendly… it’s for the kiddos not the mama.

So let the mom forced family fun begin!!

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You’ll need some chocolate flavored Almond Bark, bananas (apples, pretzel rods or anything else you want to cover in chocolate), some left over Halloween candy bars.

I used bananas so I also needed popsicle sticks. I cut the bananas in half and put wooden popsicle sticks in them and stuck them in the freezer.

(I laid them out on wax paper)

Then we sorted through the candy bars and settled on Milky Way, Kit Kat, candy corn, and 3 Musketeers. I chopped them up while the kids played for a bit. Side note Kit Kat chops well, everything was a bit sticky.

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You really only need a few fun sized bars but the point was to try and move some of this candy onward so I used more.

Now I have 3 messy kids at home right now… okay and I am a bit of a mess too, we cover a large area in wax paper in preparation of the soon to come chocolate extravaganza.

Next you’ll melt the Almond Bark according to package directions. 90 seconds, then 15 second periods stirring after each time.

Then you’ll be covering your goodies in chocolate, yumm.

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After each dipped banana you’ll want to add the candy. The Almond Bark dries quickly and you need it wet for the candy to stick.

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If you have extra chocolate grab some pretzel rods!

Now is this some super healthy option, nah. The beauty is the kids actually get something other than a straight chocolate bar, get a bit more filled up for longer so they aren’t getting into the candy again for awhile, AND I throw away whatever I chopped up and didn’t use… sorry but bye bye candy!

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One Response

  1. Vicky says:

    Hi long lost bloggy friend!! Life is so crazy busy!! I miss you! And I LOVE this post! I wish I had read it sooner as most of the chocolately good candy seems to have disappeared already. I blame Hubs and the kids. No really, it WAS them;)

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