While trying to figure out what to do with all of this junky goodness, I've read a couple of good posts lately with some great ideas for all of the candy surplus. Thought you might want to check them out, too: Kate at A Simple Walk and Tsh at Simple Mom both have some awesome thoughts on this.
I've been sorting through our bowl and have divided its contents into four piles.
- candy to use in holiday baking
- candy to freeze and use in future ice cream treats
- candy to use for our Christmas gingerbread house
- candy to leave in the bowl and EAT NOW!
The candy in the bowl has been significantly reduced, but there's still plenty for the kiddos to have a few a day.