Perhaps in a moment of weakness you happened to purchase some chocolate-covered treats this fall, like I did. Or maybe you have candy lurking in the house that entered by some other means, like trick-or-treating. Either way, if you want the candy stash gone before 2011 begins, here's what you can do:
- Break up candy bars and stir the pieces into a bowl or pot of warm, old-fashioned oatmeal.
- Add in some wholesome ground flaxseed if it makes you feel better. That's what I did.
If I am going to be decadent, it seems best to have the calories front-loaded into my day. Last year I discovered that pie makes a delicious mix-in with a steaming bowl of oats. Now I know that leftover Halloween candy works wonderfully in oatmeal too!
Sharing this secret with your children is optional.