A friend asked me how I keep from eating the Halloween candy that is stashed away for decorating our gingerbread house. Well, first, I must confess that before I stash it away, I sort through it and pull out my favorites. This year, I was pretty disappointed—only ONE Special Dark and NO York Peppermint Patties or tiny boxes of Junior Mints? What a waste!
Then, I put all the candy in a giant Ziploc bag and put it in a container up on a very high shelf in one of the kitchen cabinets. It’s just annoying enough to ever get down that I don’t go digging into it. And if I ever get tempted, I just think how sad my girls would be if we got it down in a few weeks to work on our gingerbread house and the bag was half empty! If I had one of those FoodSaver vacuum sealer thingies, that would be an even BETTER way to keep it safe!
If you don’t like the gingerbread house idea, here’s another way to keep all that candy out of your kids’ tummies. I read about it today and I think it’s genius!