i try not to have such things in the house. maybe some chocolate in the freezer to have occasionally. i just try to focus my energy on other things to keep my hands and mind busy... like reading, writing (i blog about life as a preacher's wife), knitting, crocheting, doing a jigsaw puzzle, playing a video game, harassing the cats, or lately just doing some kind of exercise. burn the calories instead of consuming them.
typically my insane craving for something sweet can be curbed in a handful of calories with hard candy.