Monday, October 31

Frightfully Sweet Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Scared_person I can't believe what I heard on NPR this morning: Due to the unexpected and severe snowfall this past weekend, some places in the Northeast are canceling Halloween. Not postponing, canceling.

No! They can't do that! How are the parents going to explain that to their kids? Soccer games, field trips, and pool parties get rescheduled. Why not Halloween?

Plus, think of all the hundreds of pounds of glitter, fake blood, and werewolf teeth that will go unused. We can't tolerate that kind of waste. And what about the potential trauma endured by those children? After all, not all children are as stoic as Linus who has for the past 45 years waited patiently for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Remember what happened to Sally when she found out there was no Great Pumpkin? She's still suffering from Halloween PTSD.

So, please, you thieves of Halloween, give it back! That's what do-overs are for!

Do it. Do it for the children.


Whether or not your kids go trick-or-treating tonight or sometime next week (or in your living room tonight) you're going to need some ideas of what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy. I've got ya covered. Below are some of my favorite leftover Halloween candy recipes that are sure to bring smiles to all the big and little pumpkins in your home.

tootsie roll fudge

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Snickers bread pudding

This recipe is from one of my NPR Kitchen Window pieces entitled, "Grown Up Tricks for Treats." It also includes recipes for Heath Bar Truffles, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting, and Mounds of Joy Custards with Mounds Chocolate Sauce.

Do you have any leftover Halloween candy recipes that you love? Please share them with us in the comment section. And happy hauntings!

Top Photo courtesy of victria1, FCC.


FamilySpice said...

We have friends who moved to Connecticut last year and they have no power. Halloween was not discouraged or cancelled but BANNED in their town. So, will there be cops out ticketing the trick-or-treaters? Bah-Humbug!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

familyspice-Banned? Really? Bah-Humbug is right! I think they think it's Christmas, and they're playing Scrooge. Gheesh.

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Not okay! But here's another recipe for all that extra candy!

Goody said...

Crud, I just posted you a recipe in the post below by accident. Only one cuppa this morning, sorry. Can you swap it around? If you think I operate a keyboard poorly, you should see me drive ;)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I rarely have any leftover candy :-) but I would gladly hold some to make this Snickers Bread Pudding.

Roxana | a trEATs affair said...

I'm not the biggest Halloween fan but. Love seeing others getting dressed up and receiving treatb or trickers.
The snickers pudding is so very tempting !

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rachel- Not okay? Huh? Thanks for the recipe link.

goody-Sorry, but the comment never came through. Would you like to re-post it? I'm a 2-cuppa gal myself. :)

TW- It's really worth it!

roxana-I don't dress up either, but it's just so much fun!

Amee said...

The trick or treaters this year were...interesting. New Rule: If you are taller than me, you may not trick or treat at my house. Next year i'm putting a sign up that says "must be this short to trick or treat" :) but the little ones were so super cute and dressed up and actually said trick or treat or halloween. :)

D.J. said...

I saw Dr. B today and he told me about your blog. He speaks of you with such pride and I can now see why. I look forward to reading more of your blog and trying some of your recipes. First on the list will be Snickers Bread Pudding... sounds wonderful.

John said...

Snickers pudding is a greaaaat idea! Wish I had stumped across this before Halloween!

BlondeBomber said...

That bread pudding recipe is out of control!! I'm in love. My favorite anything includes snickers!! I have a fave cupcake palce that makes snickers cupcakes and they're the best cupcakes ever. Thank you so much for showing more snicker opportunities :)!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

DJ-Well, thanks so much for stopping by! I really like Dr. B too. :) And I hope you try the Snickers bread pudding. It's outrageously good.

john-You can always buy more Snickers!

blondebomber-It is out-of-control good. Hope you enjoy it!

Jake said...

Recently my cousin (also best friend) just got married. My girlfriend and I still hangout with them a lot. However, I am known in my family as being the good cook, and his wife is a vegan. They've asked me a few times to make dinner and I don't know any good vegan recipes. The is why that vegan cookbook would be great for me!