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Repurposing Halloween Candy

I have to say, I still get really excited for Halloween candy. The mini sized bags are perfect for a yummy treat without going overboard. Plus my babies are still too little for me to worry about sugar consumption or anything like that.
Also, we are still potty training so bring on the Smarties and Tootsie Rolls people! (that is what we give Elsie as her "reward")
Last year was a bit overwhelming with the amount of candy we had come in, I will admit that, only because I had no idea Disneyland's Halloween fest was going to give out truckloads of candy! But the candy I wasn't able to pass out or rid of through Micah's office I turned into yummy snacks.
So after the kiddos go to bed this year don't rush to the trash can to dump the junk but instead whip up something yummy using all of the stuff you want to rid of.

For example using all the chocolate candy bars you can make quite a few incredible treats, some even good enough to have with your Thanksgiving Feast.
First up is one of my FAVE recipes. So delish and it only has three ingredients. THREE!

Candy (bar) Apple Salad

  • Snickers
  • 4 Tart Apples (chopped into bite size bits)
  • 1 8oz Frozen Whipped topping
Smash up the snickers into little chunks then blend with apples and whipped topping. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for later.

I've never made this next recipe but wanted to last year and am determined to this year because Micah loves Butterfinger anything and his birthday is in like two weeks. So I'm crossing my fingers I get tons of butterfingers tonight. 

Butterfinger Cupcakes
Recipe and more tempting pics found at this lovely blog here

And then I'll leave the rest of the recipes up to the professionals over at Real Simple where they have 10 fab recipes using leftover Halloween candy.
This one I am making for sure
York Peppermint Pattie Brownies, yes please!
I'm expecting a lot of this after the loads of candy from tonight. But since we are heading to our church's Fall Festival maybe it won't be so bad...maybe.


beautifulhippie said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE apple salad I'm so happy to finally find someone else who knows what it is!!

Mama bear said...

These are SUCH great ideas :) I definately need to try the apple salad, yumm!

DawnaHartman said...

I've made that candy apple salad in the past - and its seriously SUPER yummy!!! Now, butterfinger cupcakes?! Yes please :) Thanks for posting that!

elise said...

My mouth is watering. I love candy bar apple salad!

Lori said...

butterfinger cupcakes look and sound amazing. seriously! i am so hungry right now :(