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!
"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
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Awesome! Thanks for the sweet shout-out--as WELL as another great idea for leftover halloween candy!
Well, you two both have such great ideas and blogs! Makes it easy to shout out!
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...
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.
I made the brownies with all the extra hersheys minis - they were *great*!! and the kids loved them
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