Once Halloween is done and the trick or treaters have gone home, you will inevitably have a bag or two of candy leftover. Instead of munching on those miniature candy bars for the next week, use them to create fun and interesting desserts.
Recipes with leftover Halloween candyThe following recipes are simply a guide. You can mix and match different kinds of candy, based on the Halloween bounty you have left.
Butterfinger Creme BruleeMakes 4 servings
2. In a large pot over medium heat, combine cream, 7 tablespoons sugar and salt in a pot and cook, stirring, for 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
3. Beat egg yolks in a large bowl and slowly whisk cream mixture into eggs. Stir in vanilla and pour mixture though a fine strainer into custard cups.
4. Arrange cups in a square baking pan and fill pan half way with hot water. Loosely cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Move pan to a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate overnight. Remove pan from refrigerator and top desserts with remaining sugar.
6. Place custard cups under the broiler until melted and caramelized, then chill until top hardens.
Almond Joy PieMakes 6 to 8 servings
3. In a large pot over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt in a pot. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Take pot off of heat and stir in vanilla and Almond Joy pieces until candy is melted.
4. Pour mixture into piecrust and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with whipped cream and additional Almond Joy pieces, if desired.
Peanut Butter Baby Ruth CookiesMakes 36 cookies
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat into peanut butter mixture alternating with milk. Stir in the Baby Ruth pieces.
3. Spoon teaspoonfuls of dough onto baking sheets and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
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