Have Halloween candy left over? If you don’t have the time today to take it to a dentist near you, here are some recipes to help you turn cold, store-bought Halloween candy into warm home-baked desserts. I assume MNN readers got organic, fair trade versions of the popular candy and chocolate brands — so adapt the recipes as needed.
>> Candy recycler blondies. In Salon.com, Linda Shiue shares her baking inspiration from “living green, San Francisco-style.” You’ll need 1 cup coarsely chopped Halloween chocolate candy. Linda stuck to leftover chocolate bars, so it looks like bits ‘o left over chocolate may work better than bits ‘o candy corn for these blondies.
>> Candy corn and pretzel bark. Now that you’ve gotten rid of the chocolates, it’s time to deal with the candy corn. Melted white chocolate holds together this sweet-and-salty concoction. Health bonus: Dried cranberries add a bit of Vitamin C and antioxidants to the recipe — though this treat can’t exactly be called a healthy snack!
>> Leftover Halloween Candy Pie. For the lazy recycler, this recipe is unbeatable — because it basically consists of throwing all leftover candy into a pie crust band baking. “It’s not for the faint of heart…. But in an admittedly guilty pleasure sort of way, this pie is actually pretty tasty,” writes recipe author Jessie Oleson in Serious Eats. Enjoy responsibly.