Most of the time I do not buy candy for keeping around the house. I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth and I don’t like the kids to get all sugared up. I want my kids to have strong, healthy teeth. Even though they just have baby teeth – my son is still losing some of his but actually most are now his permanent teeth – I still take them to the dentist every 6 months to be checked for cavities and so far they have not had a single cavity. So I think my strategy is paying off.
There are enough holidays that involve candy and sweet things, like Easter and Halloween that we can just look forward to holiday candy. I know the kids gathered quite a bit of candy on Halloween and I bet they still have some of that left. Thanksgiving didn’t involve many sweets, but Christmas is always a bonanza of sweets, from candies to cookies to cakes and pies.
The kids were over at a friend’s house tonight so I slipped away and make a trip to KMart to buy some Christmas presents and sneak them back in the house without them seeing. The store had a good sale on a lot of Christmas candy, too. So I stocked up on all kinds of sweet treats to put in their Christmas stockings and to have on hand for baking next week.
The best deal was on the Hershey’s Kisses. They were on sale two bags for four dollars. I love all the different Kisses flavors they have now. I bought some of the regular ones for my peanut butter blossom cookies, but then I got one of each of the other flavors, too. I love the ones with cherry and have not had the chance to try the ones with caramel yet. I might try some of the caramel ones with the peanut butter blossoms, too. We’ll see what sounds good when I start my week of baking cookies next week.