For those of you Richmonders who have young trick-or-treaters, you’re probably already dreading the Halloween leftovers.
Sure, trick-or-treating is fun for the kids, but it’s not so fun to have a huge bowl of candy a few days later that will eventually make it’s way to the trash can, unbeknownst to your children. Instead of letting the candy sit on top of the refrigerator collecting dust, why not turn it into a different treat the whole family (and neighbors!) can enjoy?
If you’d prefer a salty-sweet dessert (or simply want to support National Popcorn Poppin’ Month), Butterfinger Popcorn Balls are probably a good treat for you. Tootsie Rolls are almost a sure bet for trick-or-treat bags. Why not turn your heaps of Tootsie Rolls into a cheesecake instead of eating so many you make yourself sick?
Prefer a chocolatey, chewy treat without all the work? Turn those caramel chews into caramel brownies. These are a quick and easy dessert to bake for entertaining after Halloween, too!
With all the candy and dessert baking, many of you may be wanting something a bit lighter, with a “healthier” aspect. You can use your leftover candy for that, too, with a Snicker bar apple salad!
Have other candies you just can’t get rid of? There are tons of recipes you can turn them into. Or get creative and make up your own! Leftover Halloween candy can be fun again.