What’s a person to do when the trick-or-treaters are gone but the candy isn’t?
With Americans spending more on Halloween this year – an average of $79.82 per person, according to the National Retail Federation – this question is likely to come up a lot.
Sure, you could munch on the leftover candy until Easter, but why not have a little fun with it right now – and hurry the leftovers on their way?
From ice cream toppings to baked goods, the culinary options abound. One or more of these recipes will put those goodies to good use.
Here are some other suggestions:
• Add chunks of cut-up candy bars to favorite cookie recipes. Use kitchen scissors to easily snip bite-size candy bars into smaller pieces.
• Chop up candy or candy bars with a knife or scissors and put over ice cream or frozen yogurt.
• Make a trail mix with chocolate-coated candies, raisins, peanuts and any soft chewy candy.
• Press cookie dough into a pizza pan and bake the dough. Cool, then top with favorite candies such as Sweetarts and candy-coated chocolates. Or, frost the pizza cookie and sprinkle on favorite toppings.
And don’t forget about those pumpkin seeds. If you had planned to roast them, save some for Pumpkin Seed Brittle.
Your sweet tooth will thank you.