The average kid will consume more than 7,000 calories each year on Halloween. That's a whole lot of candy! Now, if your child ends up with too much (is there such a thing?) or you want to limit how much they eat, you can turn the extra candy into cold hard cash this year.

A Rochester dental office is willing to pay your kid for their leftover candy. This is the fifth year they've offered cash for treats. Find out how your child can make some money and what the dental office does with the candy they buy below.

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Your kid can be a part of a really special campaign and their massive candy haul can earn them a little money. Operation Shoebox is back this year!

What Is Operation Shoebox?

loading... explains that Dental Offices and other businesses around the country are buying back kids' Halloween candy and those treats are then donated to Operation Shoebox. The folks at Operation Shoebox use the candy in care packages they send overseas to troops.

Where Can Rochester Kids Sell Their Halloween Candy?

The Family Dentist Tree located at 1011 Bel Air Lane NW in Rochester is participating again this year in the Halloween Buy Back.

They pay $1 per pound of candy and the child that brings the most candy in will win a special prize.

The dental office will be buying candy between November 1st and November 4th.

What is The Most Popular Halloween Candy?

Boston Globe via Getty Images
Boston Globe via Getty Images

America's Favorite Halloween Candies According to CBS News:

  1. Reese's Cups
  2. Skittles
  3. M&M's

That same report detailed each state's favorite treat to receive on Halloween. Minnesota's was Hot Tamales - Do you believe that?!? I was shocked to see that it wasn't a chocolate candy.

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Scroll through the official 2022 guide for Halloween haunted houses, events, and attractions in Rochester and the Southeast Minnesota area.

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