We live in a neighborhood that is
famous (within our little town) for giving out great Halloween candy. The
neighborhood itself is filled with children, but, in addition to the resident
munchkins, minivans crammed with costumed kids come from all over the area,
arriving in our neighborhood at about dusk to drop off even more kids. Peak trick-or-treating hits around 7, when the streets fill with children and parents. It is truly awesome.
The first year that we lived
here, we had no idea exactly how many trick-or-treaters would be ringing our
doorbell. Our neighbors said things like, “Be ready! This neighborhood is very
We were clueless.
And we ran out of candy by 8 p.m.
Obviously, the only choice I had
was to recycle my own four children’s candy. Except that was not an obvious, or
even thinkable, choice in my kids’ eyes. Giving away their hard-earned booty was
met with yelps, actual barks and tears of agony. I ended up at CVS the next
morning replacing all of their candy and then some.
The great irony is that none of my
children like candy. They eat, literally, one piece and leave the rest. God
forbid anyone who touches their pillowcase stuffed with Halloween candy,
though. By Christmas, they’ve moved on and I am able to use up the leftovers in holiday recipes.
Disappear Halloween candy in one of these 7 trick-or-treats.