Due to Hurricane Sandy & her stubborn efforts to remain a CNN headline for as long as tropically possible, many East Coast households are waking up to a much larger pile of leftover Halloween candy this year.
Here are a few ideas on how to transform your plastic jack-o-lantern pail extras into drinks and dishes that are equally, or in most cases, criminally worse for you than the factory sealed bite sized originals.
Be sure to hit the via links noted below each pic should you want to pursue any of these recipes at your own risk.
JOLLY RANCHER MOONSHINE
Considering we now see vodka flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Cut Grass & Waffle, infusing your booze with Jolly Ranchers doesn’t seem that bonkers. (via Mommy and a Monster and Twins)
THE KITCHEN SINK CANDY PIZZA
If Pizza Hut can shove a hot dog in it’s crust, is throwing every left over candy in your house onto pizza dough something that can be chastised? Use marshmallow based treats as your topping for a gooey, cheese like effect. (via Serious Eats)
TOSS YOUR SALAD WITH SNICKERS
Don’t worry, at first I thought it was Miracle Whip based too. No, the main ingredient, aside from left over bite sized Snickers, is Cool-Whip. Granny Smith apples are on hand to cut the sweetness, and make a Mom feel less like calling Child Protective Services on herself. (via Blabber)
FREE FOR ALL CANDY PIE
This pie, from the kids at Cakespy, is really like the Ellis Island, or at least the first few lines on the sign which welcomed those entering it. To paraphrase on behalf of this candy pie; “”Give me your Twizzlers, your beans, Your huddled masses yearning to be eaten, The wretched refuse of your teeming 90 pack of assorted Hershey miniatures. (via Serious Eats, via Cake Spy)
Obviously Carrie and the girls didn’t lounge around all night sipping on martini’s rimmed in cake icing and then rolled around in crushed chocolate bar dust. Maybe the show would have been a tad more realistic if they had. (via Rock UR Party via Tablespoon)
CHILLED OF THE CANDY CORN
Candy corn is usually thrown into those little plastic treat bags, sealed with tape or twist tie so that nobody can see what’s lies within, until they get it home and it’s far too late. Treat bags are the candy corns Trojan Horse per say. I can’t see why an ice-cream based solely on this infamous Halloween offering would seem like a good idea. (via We Are Not Martha)
THE BABY RUTH IS IN THE PUDDING
Chopped up mini chocolate bars are added to an already rich recipe for velvety pudding sure beats me sitting on the sofa, dipping full size Butterfingers into a can of Duncan Hines icing. (via Taste and Tell)
SKITTLES: COB THE RAINBOW
With Thanksgiving now just around the corner, hang onto that bucket of Skittles nobody wanted and use them in this recipe for Corn Husk sugar cookies. Or use M&M’s instead which would result in a dessert not destined to be offered to your dog, patiently waiting under the table. (via Sweet Designs)
BREAKFAST OF STONER CHAMPIONS
If Willy Wonka and Aunt Jemima had an illegitimate love pancake, this would be the result. I really can’t condone Starbursts in pancakes though. We as a civilization must draw some type of line. (via Tasty Pancake Recipes)