Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sweet Treat Oatmeal: Leftover Candy Meets Breakfast

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:

  1. Break up candy bars and stir the pieces into a bowl or pot of warm, old-fashioned oatmeal. 
  2. 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.


Jaimie said...

Ooh--you're so naughty!

Penniless Parenting said...

Lol, ok, that isn't so healthy. My version of "sweets for breakfast" is mixing peanut butter and homemade chocolate syrup (sugar, cocoa, water, salt) with my oatmeal. Reecees (or however you spell that) style oatmeal. Delish!