Three Easy Ways to Rid Yourself of Halloween Candy

Candy Corn

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For the past couple weeks, store shelves have been bombarded with your favorite candy bars wrapped in festive colors. You’ve tried to walk by them and remember you are on a strict no-carb diet (does sugar count as a carb?), but it sucked you in. The limited edition orange Kit-Kat bars were calling your name and you couldn’t resist. So you bought them all—the candy corn M&M’s, the caramel apple Milky Ways, the pumpkin-shaped Reese’s—and now you’re regretting it.

But instead of binge-eating your way through an entire bag of candy corn, try putting your fun-sized treats to better use by transforming them into a beautifully crafted dessert to share.

1. Milky Way Caramel Apple Dip
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2013/10/milky-way-caramel-apple-dip-recipe-yum.html

Caramel apples are such a classic Halloween treat, but making them is a lot of work. Plus, no one likes a sticky mess on their face while trying to devour into a delicious masterpiece. This recipe eliminates the mess and tastes exactly like your childhood favorite, topped with candies and all!

2. Twix Caramel Popcorn
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/05/twix-caramel-popcorn-recipe.html

Chocolate and peanut butter: meet your match. This mixture of sweet and salty is the perfect snack for the post-Halloween blues. Jazz up your traditional caramel corn by drizzling chocolate over the top and mixing in chunks of chocolate. It’s perfect for late night snacking or a movie night. Bonus: wrap the corn up and give it away as a gift for the Holidays.

3. Candy Fruit Kebabs
http://www.ivillage.com/leftover-halloween-candy-fruit-kebabs/3-b-396379

Trick yourself into eating your daily dose of fruit while indulging in your favorite candy. Slide sliced fruit, candy bars and maybe a marshmallow or two onto a skewer and serve as a dessert. Better yet, melt your favorite chocolate bar and dip your fruit to have your very own candy bar fondue.