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Baking with Halloween Candy

Updated on September 10, 2015

What Can I Do With All Of This Halloween Candy?

The kids will come home with a huge stash of candy as usual after a night of trick or treating. In the past, the candy sat in the cabinet untouched until well into the new year. It takes up space, goes stale, and encourages my kids to snack on candy rather than healthy treats. What do you do with all of that left over candy? Well, I have a solution for you. You can add candies into your next batch of cookies or cake. Another great idea is to save the candy for gingerbread houses during the Christmas season. I have another great page on gingerbread that you can check out, but for now I want to share with you some great ways to use your candy in the kitchen. If you don't feel up to baking, you can order these cookies online.

Image: This Cookie Sampler can be found at amazon.com

Photo by Bernice Chang
Photo by Bernice Chang

Cook Time

Prep Time: 12

Total Time: 58 (including chill time)

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup chopped snickers
  • 2 table spoons whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Filling:
  2. In a double boiler, melt snickers bars and fold in whipping cream. Remove from heat after thoroughly combining. Cool and stir occasionally. Chill for about 45 minutes.
  3. In a sauce pan, melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate and butter over low heat until melted and then set aside to cool.
  4. After filling has chilled, form it into 6 equal balls and set aside.
  5. Lightly grease and flour 6 ramekins or custard cups. Place these into a baking pan and set aside.
  6. In a bowl beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. Beat in cooled chocolate and butter mixture on medium speed.
  7. Sift flour and cocoa powder into mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into dishes and put 1 ball of filling into each dish. Spoon remaining batter into dishes.
  8. Bake at 400 degree Farenheit about 13 minutes or until cakes feel firm around the edges. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately. You can dust with powdered sugar for a nice display.
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Use Desert Cups to Cook Individual Portions - Display your deserts in these ramekins.

Emile Henry 6-Ounce Ramekin, Set of 4, Azure Blue
Emile Henry 6-Ounce Ramekin, Set of 4, Azure Blue

Ramekins are a versatile cup for your kitchen. They can be used to make personal sized pot pies, cakes, cobblers, and so much more. They are attractive and would make a beautiful display at any meal. These Ramekins are made from durable materials which will hold up in your oven. They will last you for a long time and are a great addition to the kitchen.

 

Save Solid Chocolates for One Of A Kind Cocoa

Robert Vicol photos
Robert Vicol photos

Sort out all of the solid pieces of chocolate, do not include things like Snickers or Twix. You want chocolate only, which comes in items like Hersey Bars. These great little chunks are an awesome addition to your next mug of cocoa. Simply drop in a piece into a hot cup of milk to make a one of a kind cocoa. It can also enhance any cocoa mixes you buy at the store. The creamy chocolate will melt as you stir it in. Sit back and enjoy.

Use Nerds As Funfetti For Cupcakes or Cakes - Add a little sprinkle of color to your batch of cupcakes!

Luciana photos
Luciana photos

Grab those little boxes of Nerds and put them to use. You can combine colors to make your own funfetti. Funfetti is found in special cake mixes to add a fun touch of color into baking projects, but you can easily substitute Nerds into the recipe. If you do not add them into the mix, you can always sprinkle them on top of the icing for a fun crunch. Remember that Nerds are sour, so you may want to add a bit more sweetness into the recipe to compensate.

Show Your Love Of Cupcakes - Nom Nom. I love cupcakes.

amazon.com
amazon.com

This graphic t shirt is humorous and has great colors. Show off your love of cupcakes by wearing one of these. This great shirt would be an awesome edition to your wardrobe.

Gerwin Sturm photos
Gerwin Sturm photos

Quick and Easy Stained Glass Cookies - Hard Candies Make A Pretty Cookie

Hard Candies such as Jolly Ranchers can be used to make these beautiful cookies.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 28

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 roll Pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • Crushed hard candies

Instructions

  1. Prepare cookie dough by rolling out and cutting out various shapes. You will need two sizes of cookie cutters. The smaller cookie cutter will be used to cut out the window of the cookie. Crush hard candies ahead of time by placing between wax paper and hitting it with a mallet.
  2. Place cookies on a cookie sheet covered in foil or wax paper. Add a spoonful of crushed candy into the cookie.
  3. Heat oven to 350° F and cook for 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and candies are melted.

Find Great Tools For Your Next Batch Of Cookies - Make sure you are ready to bake this season.

What is your favorite holiday desert? - Spend family time together baking this season!

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    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Nearly time to start baking those halloween cookies. After looking at this hub, I think I can enjoy eating these all the year round they look so yummy.

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      Kristen 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love the Nerds Funfeti idea! Can't wait to try!

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

      Your recipes are all great but I think the one I liked the best is the Stained Glass Cookies.

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      Rymom28 4 years ago

      Great lens, blessed!

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      Zhana 4 years ago

      My favourite will inevitably involve chocolate.

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      Zhana 4 years ago

      Great ideas for using up excess Halloween candy.

    • DeeHayes profile image

      DeeHayes 4 years ago

      There are never any leftovers at my house! But I like the nerds idea! I'll have to give a try.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just bought a creme brulee torch and now I will be good to go when my ramekins come in. All this desert on this lens has made me hungry for something sweet.

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      Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

      Cup cakes will go down well with my cuppa tea ;)

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      Leftover Halloween candy? LOL. We eat it all! But these are great ideas for those folks who actually have leftover candy. :-)