I don’t know how it is in your household but my kids look forward to Halloween every year because of the haul. They go on a hayride here in the Sequoia National Forest, stopping at about a dozen homes whose residents shower them with Kit Kats, Snickers, M&Ms, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. They bring home a large bag of candy and the candy disappears over about a five day period. Mind you, they do eat candy every day for about five days but a strategic amount simply vanishes each day — not enough to be all that noticeable but enough to save their teeth and brains. By the end of the five days, they have then had more candy than they’ve had all year put together and they seem to move on without making a big fuss over the disappearing candy.
Part of what puts a governor on all of the ridiculous candy-eating is having some special treats around the house, particularly just before the big hayride. These “booo-nanas” are a great example. It is a tasty, sweet treat that will satisfy that sweet tooth and fill your tummy with banana at the same time. It’s a freezer food and so if it’s already chilly where you are then this is probably not your best choice. Here in California it is perfect. The Half Pint Hacks show you how it’s done in the video below.
Kids taste scorpion candy
Opening a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls, like a jack-in-the-box?
Kids taste “ant candy” and even survive
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A survival guide for springtime weeding?
Homemade egg paint with two very simple ingredients
Eye-popping swirls in this magic milk
Kid tastes 2-year-old birthday cake