Oh gosh, do you guys feel that? That pounding in your head? It’s a sugar hangover. You ate a TON of Halloween candy last night, and somehow there’s still a TON left. While you may not have the stamina to power through the rest of it on your own, you can still get a little hair of the dog through some creative recipes and hacks. It keeps the Halloween spirit alive well after the costumes get put in the closet, and keeps your tummy happy with a constant supply of Reese’s (Who am I kidding? You already ate all the Reese’s). Here are five things you can do with that giant bag of leftover Halloween candy:
1. Candy pancake breakfast! There’s no better way to wake up from a night of eating candy then by eating more candy. Just whip up some pancake batter as normal (or, from a mix. We know sugar hangovers can be hard) and mix in some crushed Snickers, Reese’s, M&Ms, and whatever else you find in your bag.
2. If you don’t want to eat it all in one go, chuck it in the freezer to use as ingredients for your next ice cream party, or even as accessories for your December gingerbread house–or your November gingerbread house. There’s no such thing as celebrating Christmas too early!
3. Forget coffee creamer, use those Hershey’s Kisses to sweeten your morning cup. Or, get super inventive with your various chocolate bars and give Starbucks a run for their money by making some deliciously sugary caffeinated treats. Can you say Butterfinger Frappuccino? Put your ice, coffee, and chocolate in a blender, and mix it up as much as your heart desires.
4. Candy bar bacon rolls. Yes. I’m not joking. This is a real thing. All you’ll need is:
- Croissant dough, bought from the supermarket
- Candy bars
- Sugar or sour cream for toppings
Just stuff the dough with bacon and candy, bake for sixteen to twenty minutes, and then enjoy the most delicious thing you’ll ever eat.
5. Throw it all into these Leftover Candy Brownies–those are brownies filled with delicious treats like M&Ms and Snickers. You’ll need:
- One cup and two tablespoons of all purpose flour
- One teaspoon of baking powder
- One-quarter teaspoon of salt
- Three-quarters of a cup of packed light brown sugar
- One-third of a cup of softened butter
- Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One egg
- All your chocolatey Halloween candy!
Whisk it all together, fold in your candy, and enjoy!
One more time with feeling:
Until next year, Halloween candy!