Halloween is almost here and along with the goblins and ghosts comes…candy. Lots and lots of it. If you are like a lot of people, you will wake up on November 1 st to more candy than you could (or should) eat. So what to do with all that leftover candy? Save it for a couple months and make your Halloween candy do double duty in your holiday baking.
Chop up chocolate bars and turn them into chocolate chunk cookies. This is most interesting with a mix of milk and dark chocolate.
M&M's and peanut butter cups are excellent additions to Monster Cookies.
Crush lollipops and other hard candies to make stained glass cookies.
Use up any extra chocolate candies by making Surprise Cookies. You will need a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough and assorted chopped chocolate candies.
- Divide dough into portions that you can easily work with and roll out to about a ¼ inch thick. Refrigerate other portions until you are ready to use them. You might need to add a little flour if your dough seems too soft.
- Using a biscuit cutter or the top of a glass, cut circles from your cookie dough.
- Place a few pieces of chopped candy on one half of circle and fold circle in half over candy. Do not over fill.
- Place filled circles in fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. Then bake according to the time and temperature listed on the package.
These ideas should put a dent in that overflowing candy jar and save you a few dollars on holiday baking supplies inn the process.