It's that time of year again when you find yourself with way too much Halloween candy around the house. I'm not sure how this manages to happen before Halloween, but between bags of candy around the office and candy sales at the grocery store, I find myself snacking on the stuff all hours of the day. One (slightly dangerous) solution: combine the candy to make a super bar!
I found this recipe in the October issue of Bon Appetit and I loved how easy it was to put together. Start with a variety of candy -- in this case, Butterfinger and Heath bars, peanut butter cups, Reese's Pieces, peanut M&M's and honey roasted peanuts, for good measure -- and simply chop them and press into a cookie sheet spread with melted bittersweet chocolate. Top with a drizzle of white chocolate, chill, break into pieces, and it's done!
Although this recipe calls for peanut and peanut butter flavors, the idea would work great with many other candy combinations -- peppermint patties, red and green M&M's, and starlight mints for a winter theme or mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles, and M&M's for a s'mores treat.
What do you do with leftover Halloween candy?
• Make It! Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bar at Epicurious
Related: Trick or Treat! What's Your Favorite Halloween Candy?
(Image: Stephanie Barlow)