By Contributing Editor, Olivia Birchmeier
Halloween candy holds a sweet (and sticky) spot in my heart. It is one of those days that is best spent filled with laughter, dressed in crazy costumes and surrounded by friends and family. Whether you spend the day collecting candy from around the neighborhood or passing it out at your house, somehow everyone ends up with leftover Halloween candy.
To remedy this sugar-coated problem, here are some ways to use that leftover Halloween candy to keep the spooky holiday spirit going. These recipes are “have your cake and eat it too” kind of recipes. The popcorn is low calorie, but the leftover candy gives you that sweet and chocolaty goodness you crave. These recipes are easy to make and a great addition to any movie or game night post-Halloween.
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Popcorn
Combine leftover chocolate candy (i.e. Mini Hershey’s Bars, Hershey’s Kisses & Tootsie Rolls) with your favorite popcorn. Melt leftover caramels in the microwave or on stove and drizzle over the popcorn, make sure to let the caramel cool before eating.
Coconut Surprise Popcorn
Melt leftover (unwrapped and chopped) Almond Joys in microwave and pour mixture over salted popcorn. Use a large spoon to stir everything together, and enjoy!
Harvest Popcorn mix
In a large bowl mix popped kettle corn, Goober’s Chocolate covered peanut, candy corn, raisins, and M&M’s. Toss in bowl and serve in individual portion in martini glasses or a large candy dish for sharing.