Monday, November 1, 2010

Creative recipes

Anyone have any creative recipes that use up some of the excess candy that our kids have collected this Halloween?


  1. Here are a few of my favorites using the candy I buy to hand out to trick or treaters...

    Baby Ruth Cookies

    1/2 cup Butter, softened
    3/4 cup Peanut butter, smooth
    1 1/2 cup Sugar
    2 Eggs, beaten
    1 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
    3 cups Flour, sifted
    1 teaspoon Baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    2/3 cup Milk
    5 Baby Ruth bars, Cut up

    Cream butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in beaten eggs ad mix well; add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with the milk. Stir in the cut-up Baby Ruth pieces. Drop from teaspoon on buttered cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 375~F oven until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.

    Butterfinger Cake

    1 angel food cake -- crumbled
    1/2 cup butter
    4 egg yolks
    2 cups confectioner's sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    16 ounces Cool Whip -- thawed slightly
    8 large Butterfinger candy bars

    Freeze candy bars in wrappers for at least two hours. Crush bars (while in wrappers) using a rollng pin. Cream butter, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla and add Cool Whip. In a 9 x 13 inch pan layer half of the angel food cake; a layer of half of the Cool Whip mixture; then a layer of half of the crushed candy bars; repeat.

    M&M Brownie Pizza

    1 package fudge brownie mix
    6 ounces M&Ms
    1 cup white chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 12" pizza pan. Prepare Brownie Mix according to instructions and add 1/2 cup of candy pieces. Bake at 350 for 15 - 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted is almost clean when removed. Immediately after removing from oven, press the remaining candies on top of the brownie. Melt the chips in the microwave on medium for about 30 seconds. Stir and spoon into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut corner of bag and drizzle over the pizza. Slice into wedges and serve when completely cooled

  2. Katrina, Very Funny!!!!!
    I have to hide the Halloween candy from my husband!

  3. Dana, I really love your ideas & enthusiasm I will try to dig up some good leek recipes for you!

  4. Awwww! Thank you so much. I am a wanna be vegetarian and it's been a real challenge to change the way I cook. It's like learning all over again. Can't tell ya how much fun I'm having as I "talk" to ya'll about it. It really is encouraging.

    p.s. I'll be very happy to try out the leek recipes when ya get around to it. Hopefully next year I'll have a "leek patch" in my garden. :)

  5. Hi Dana,
    I found a really simple looking recipe for a puff pastry leek tart. I am going to try it this week & I will let you know what I think!
    Thanks for your enthusiasm!!!