What to Eat Wednesday: 3 Ways to Use Up Halloween Candy

These ornaments were made from excess Halloween candy!Too much Halloween candy is no good, especially if you're living with diabetes. Read on for some cool ways to re-purpose your stash!

 

 

1. Freeze it

Later on, you can add it to milkshakes, sundaes, or cookie dough.

 2. Adult-ify it

Make flavored vodka by dropping candy into a bottle and letting it soak for as long as you like, or melt a mini bar in your coffee for homemade mocha. 

 3. Make Ornaments

I love this idea from the Science 2.0 website: Collect hard candy, lollypops, and lifesavers, shape them and heat them to create stained glass ornaments.

Supplies:

·      Heavy metal cookie cutters

·      Vegetable spray

·      Life Saver or other hard candies

·      Aluminum foil

·      Cookie sheet

·      Straw

·      Narrow shiny ribbon

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray cutters and foil with cooking spray. Fill cutters with a single layer of candy using as many as will fit. Bake 5 to 7 minutes until candies are melted. Remove from oven and allow candy to cool about 2 minutes. Use straw to a make a hole in each shape (for ribbon threading later) then continue cooling until  cutters can be handled. Gently pull cutters away from ornament and thread with ribbon!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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