After the Sugar Storm: What to do with the Leftover Halloween Candy?

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My kids have had enough sugar -- for the day (and possibly for the rest of 2010). They collected more Skittles, Snickers, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups than they could possible consume.

I'm one of those mean moms that makes her kids choose just a few pieces of Halloween loot -- and I disappear the rest of the junk.

But I don't actually throw most of it away. Over the years, I've figured out that Halloween candy has lots of fun alternative uses. For example, you can dole the goodies out as part of an Advent calendar. Or save some sweets for a gingerbread house or craft project. You can even conduct cool at-home science experiments.

To learn more about these ideas (plus a information on how to donate your excess candy to a charitable cause or trade it in for something less sugary), have a look at this article that I wrote for the Fall issue of Going Places Magazine.

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