Monday, October 31, 2011

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.