Baking with Halloween Candy
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.
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Prep Time: 12
Total Time: 58 (including chill time)
- 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
- 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.
- In a sauce pan, melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate and butter over low heat until melted and then set aside to cool.
- After filling has chilled, form it into 6 equal balls and set aside.
- Lightly grease and flour 6 ramekins or custard cups. Place these into a baking pan and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Use Desert Cups to Cook Individual Portions - Display your deserts in these ramekins.
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.
My Favorite Cake Recipes
- German Chocolate Caramel Cake
I love this cake with an ooey gooey center. I can't resist chocolate and caramel.
- Better Than Anything Cake
The combination of rich ingredients produces a decadent, caramel-soaked cake that's sure to be a hit!
- Southern Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Food Network Southern Red Velvet Cake recipe.
- Coconut Cake Recipe
Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Food Network Jamie's Coconut Cake recipe from Paula Deen.
Save Solid Chocolates for One Of A Kind Cocoa
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!
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.
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.
Here Are More Ideas For Your Halloween Candy - Gooey Delicious Recipes For Your Left Over Candy
- Twix Caramel Brownies
The recipe for TWIX CARAMEL BROWNIES and other chocolate recipes at Epicurious.com
- Twix Caramel Popcorn Recipe
Sweet and crunchy caramel popcorn with Twix candy bar pieces and drizzled chocolate. This sweet snack is perfect for movie night, game day, and gift giving.
- Kitty Litter Cake
Using a new Kitty Litter Box and Scoop adds to the realism. Tootsie rolls add the final touch.
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.
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 28
- 1 roll Pre-made sugar cookie dough
- Crushed hard candies
- 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.
- Place cookies on a cookie sheet covered in foil or wax paper. Add a spoonful of crushed candy into the cookie.
- Heat oven to 350Â° F and cook for 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and candies are melted.