Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leftover Halloween Candy: Brownies & Pie

Always a dilemma, what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy. If you have older kids, they've probably eaten it by now, but if you're like me, you bought a lot and no one came to the door. Yes, you can eat all that candy or throw it in the freezer, but it's not usually the high end chocolate I enjoy eating. I tried putting it out for the book group last night, but they, too, are more discerning about their chocolate.

So today on Twitter I was directed to two different blogs with great baking ideas for that left over Halloween Candy.

Susan at Doughmesstic blogs today about Trick or Treat Brownies. You can use a brownie recipe or a box mix, but make sure to add in lots of chocolate syrup and reduce the amount of water. She made her Trick or Treat Brownies with her 2 year old, Seven, who as you will see from the photos really participated. Once her brownie batter was mixed, she threw in chopped up Twix, 3 Musketeers and some Hershey Bars. Bake and serve. Full recipe on today's Doughmesstic. Be sure and check it out.

Cakespy, another of my favorite food blogs, did a blog the other day entitled Candy Massacre: Leftover Halloween Candy Pie for Serious Eats. What a colorful chocolate pie you can make if you follow this path!

Cakespy writes:
"But is there a way to breathe new life—to re-animate, if you will—this past its prime candy? I propose yes: by dumping it in a pie shell and melting it into one monstrous mash of a candy pie. It's not for the faint of heart, what with the alarming spread of candy viscera melted all over the top. I wouldn't even try to call it a sophisticated or refined dessert. But in an admittedly guilty pleasure sort of way, this pie is actually pretty tasty, and if you have an oven with a window, it's fascinating to watch while it bakes."

Cakespy actually incorporates M&Ms, Snickers, Dots and Candy corn, but you use can use whatever you left over. Her pie crust recipe looks easy and good. It's a single crust and the filling is just all the candy, but predominately chocolate candy.

So there you have it: two great blog posts about What to do with all that Halloween Candy.

This may not be for everyone, but I'll bet several of you out there will love making--and eating-- these desserts.

Added 11/6 in case you have any more Leftover Candy. To Your Heart's Content has a blog about S'more of the Week: Leftover Halloween Candy with "recipes' for 2 Musketeers Bar, Krackel, Heath Bar, Mounds of Almond Joy (oh Joy!), and Kit Kat bars.

Photo credit: Doughmesstic


Cakespy said...

Awesome! Thanks for the sweet shout-out--as WELL as another great idea for leftover halloween candy!

Janet Rudolph said...

Well, you two both have such great ideas and blogs! Makes it easy to shout out!

~~louise~~ said...

These gals have some great ideas Janet. Thanks for sharing...

A couple of the dentists in the neighborhood solved the problem of the leftover Halloween candy in an enterprising sort of way. They bought the leftovers from the kids @ $1.00 a pound. Sure the kids picked out their faves first but, after paying for the pounds, they gathered up all the candy and sent it to the troops. So cool...

Janet A said...

I am sorry M&Ms melted into a pie. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am a cheap date. I love my M&Ms. And they don't hang around long enough to go bad.

Sophie Littlefield said...

I made the brownies with all the extra hersheys minis - they were *great*!! and the kids loved them