If your kids have a say in it, probably not very long! But, if you have a ton of candy left over here is a guide to help you store it so you can waste little and eat a lot!

In an article from Eater, they give you all the tips on how to store all types of sweets and what you really need to look for! They say that while candy has expiration dates like any other food, they're more of just guidelines and if you store them right they can remain tasty past that date!

So here are the best ways to store candy from Eater.com:

Hard candy: Hard candies essentially have an indefinite shelf life if they are stored right! Candies like lollipops, Jolly Ranchers, and other individually wrapped candies do best when you keep them away from moisture! If they look sticky or grainy, toss them!

Marshmallows: Six to Eight months is your best bet! .They are best stored in dry, cool places or at room temperature. Moisture will make them spoil quicker!

Caramel, nougat, and candy corn: Six months to a year if you store them at room temperature and away from heat and light. Candy corn can make it as far as nine months if kept sealed.

Jelly candy: Soft jelly candies can last up to a year unopened. Once opened, they can be kept in a covered candy dish for six to nine months!

The best rule of the thumb when it comes to your Halloween candy is to throw it out when it stops tasting good! Sounds like a good measure to me!


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