Halloween is over, but the candy lingers…
I heard on the radio that for every 2 candy pieces the kids bring home, the parent will eat 1 of them. We’ll call it “Trick or Treating Tax”. Thankfully, I have only succumbed to this once so far. A snack bag of M&Ms. I still feel guilty. I stole candy from a baby. I stole candy from my baby.
So what to do with it? On November 1st, the Arizona Republic suggested several stomach churning recipes.
The most horrifying — Pizza Toppings:
Just as you can use any number of leftovers in a stew, the perfect vehicle for leftover Halloween treats is the candy pie. Gather these ingredients: 12-inch pizza crust, 2 (12-ounce) bags of white-chocolate chips and your leftover candy. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake the pizza crust on a non-stick sheet for 8 to 12 minutes until crust is just golden brown. As it cools, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Use a power-level setting of 3 on your microwave for 2 minutes at a time, stirring at each interval. Once it’s melted, spread the chocolate over the pizza crust like a sauce. Top it with chunks of your leftovers, or stick to candy that comes in convenient pizza-topping shape – Skittles, Life Savers or Good and Plenty, for example.
The funniest suggestion — Kindling:
Much of this candy is made of chemicals that are hard to pronounce but, we’re guessing, ultra-cool to burn. In your controlled fireplace, see how a Milk Dud or Smartie reacts to intense heat.
That’s right, the newspaper said to burn it. (Is the AZ Republic still owned by the Quayles? There is an outdated joke in here somewhere.)
Anyway, what to do with the candy in my house? Since my little one is having his 2-year birthday party this weekend, I plan on dumping most of it on the fellow party-goers. Farm Bell member, Rachel, suggested “Candy in a Haystack” as a game. She rocks.
As for me, I will be curing my Halloween Hangover with lots and lots of lettuce. The garden is going full-speed ahead with this season’s produce.
Yeah, I know, the seasons are backwards for me. But it does get cold here. Just this morning it hit 75 degrees and I had to go pull out my jacket! [Laree shivers]
Is that a bean?! WOOO HOOO! Bring it, winter!
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