Fighting ghoulish sugar crashes

We all love Halloween, but after your 18th Butterfinger you may want a little break. But what else can you do with all of that candy? What if there was a way to use that candy create other dessert over the next few months? It could cut down on your cooking time but still produce some yummy treats for your home.

Sounds good, right? Lucky for us, Real Simple magazine has had this idea, too, and has come up with some great ideas. Listed (and linked) below are 10 of their great desserts that use popular Halloween candies. You could even look at them as tools to make the most of those post-Halloween candy sales.

Frozen Reese’s Banana Pops

York Miniatures Peppermint Patties Brownies

Candy Corn and Pretzel Bark

Skittle Meringues

SweeTarts milk shake

Dulce De Leche and Snickers Terrine

Twizzlers-Popcorn Snack Mix

Twix Cheesecake Pie

Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

Kit Kat-Filled Angel Food Cake

All of the very tempting images in today’s post are courtesy of Real Simple magazine. Want more recipes that use Halloween candy? You can find a lot more of them in Real Simple’s recipe archive, which I’ve linked for you right here.

What kind of treats do you like to give out for Halloween? Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? Do you sneak candy from your kids or slyly take a few extra pieces at work? How long does Halloween candy last in your home? Leave a comment!

And, hey! Did you see the latest giveaway? You can still enter to win it until 1o pm tonight, Eastern time. It could make you feel better about scarfing down all that candy! It also makes a great gift. Enter to win right here, right now!

Posted on October 31, 2011, in Food, Lifestyle, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow! The pretzel bark looks amazing!

    I’m going to try it out. Thanks!

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