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

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