Monday, November 1, 2010

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Real Simple magazine has some great recipes for leftover Halloween Candy.
  (These recipes are a fun way to re-invent some of the candies.)

Candy Corn and Pretzel Bark
  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang. Spread 8 ounces melted white chocolate in the prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 cup miniature pretzels, ½ cup candy corn, and ⅓ cup dried cranberries.
  2. Chill until firm. Remove from the pan and break into pieces.

Dulce De Leche and Snickers Terrine
  1. Line an 8-by-4 ½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang. Cut 14 Snickers Fun Size Bars in thirds (17 grams each; about 1 ½ cups total); arrange on the bottom of the pan. Top with 2 pints softened dulce de leche ice cream.
  2. Press gently to settle the ice cream; freeze until firm, 6 hours. Invert onto a plate and slice.

 Frozen Reese's Banana Pops       

  1. Halve 2 bananas crosswise. Insert a wooden stick into each piece; freeze the bananas and 4 Snack Size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (21 grams each) for 2 hours.
  2. Chop the frozen candy. Coat the frozen bananas in 6 ounces melted chocolate; sprinkle with the candy. Freeze on a parchment-lined plate until firm.

SweeTarts Milk Shake

  1. In a blender, blend 16 SweeTarts candies (about 2 tablespoons) with 1 pint softened strawberry ice cream and ¾ cup milk until smooth.
  2. Serve in glasses and top with additional SweeTarts, if desired. 

 Twizzlers Popcorn Snack Mix
  1. Cut 12 Twizzlers twists into 1-inch pieces (14 grams each; about 1 ½ cups total).
  2. Combine with 4 cups caramel corn and 1 cup toasted pecan halves.


  1. These all look really good. I really wish I didn't have any leftover candy but we have way too much. Thanks for stopping over and commenting on my photo!

  2. All of these look sooooo yummy! I have everything I need for the candy corn bark...think I will give it a try!


  3. Ohmygosh -- these look so yummy! And it lets you eat all the leftover candy at once! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can't wait to check out more of yours!