The first holiday of the fall season is finally upon us, Halloween; the beginning of, some would say, the end of the year. With that comes, food, candy, decorations, and more food!
Once Halloween is over, there is always so much candy left to consume! Whether it’s from your household trick or treaters bringing back bags of candy from generous neighbors, or the lack of visitors in the neighborhood leaving your candy buying efforts to fail. Eating fun size candy bar can get a little…..monotonous.
What are some different ways to enjoy leftover Halloween candy you ask? Great question! Here are a few ways to jazz up your leftover candy stash. Happy trick or treating!
Chocolate Candy Dip
1 jar of cream cheese frosting
3 cups assorted chocolate candies frozen- broken into pieces
¼ cup cool whip
Graham cracker sticks or pretzel twists- for serving
- Mix first three ingredients together in medium sized bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
- Serve with the graham cracker sticks or pretzel twists.
- Refrigerate any unused dip for later.
Ice Cream Tornado
1 cup vanilla ice cream*
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup assorted chocolate candies frozen- broken into pieces
- Blend ice cream, milk and candy until mixed well.
*Any ice cream flavor will do, just use your favorite. The results are endless!
Sour Patch Grown-ups
2 packets of Sour Patch Kids
2 cups Vodka
- Place candies in a deep container that has a lid.
- Pour vodka over candies, and cover with lid.
- Let sit for 3-5 days in refrigerator, mixing once a day.
- Enjoy by themselves, or use to flavor beverages.
Let these leftover candy recipes jumpstart your imagination to create your own new recipes! There is so much to do with Halloween treats. If creating new recipes is not on your “to do” list, keep in mind that there are several non-profit organizations that are accepting candy donations for those less fortunate or those overseas! Halloween can be a great time to give back to the community. So much candy, so many possibilities!