Today, candy corn is Halloween's Rodney Dangerfield. But as someone who earnestly loves the stuff, I think it's worth taking a moment to consider just how much we owe those humble kernels.
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Perhaps you buy your candy in bulk and have far too much leftover after the holiday. Maybe you're throwing a Halloween bash and need a showstopper to feed a crowd. Or you're just feeling gluttonous. No judgments here. Be warned, though: this is the ice cream cake to end all ice cream cakes.
Whether you're hosting a Halloween costume party or just sticking around the house handing out Kit-Kats, October 31st calls for a cocktail or two.
Can you turn leftover Halloween candy into something that you might serve at the table as dessert? Yes, and this recipe for Halloween S'moreffles (s'mores waffles) is the proof. Based on the idea of s'mores, we start by making waffles designed to taste like graham crackers. Then, instead of filling them with chocolate and marshmallow, we fill it with chopped Halloween candy for similar effect.
I have a soft, chewy, lightly pliable spot in my heart for most sour gummies, but today I'm here to talk about my favorite, the sour gummy ne plus ultra, the Sour Patch Kid. And any Sour Patch aficionado worth their citric acid powder knows this simple fact: not all SPKs are created equal. Here's where to get the best.
This bowl of seafood ramen takes Halloween food to a whole new level, capturing the spirit of the holiday while being legitimately good enough to eat any other day of the year. Darkened with squid ink—not food coloring—and loaded with seared squid, plump mussels, and salmon roe, even Dracula would lay off the blood for a day just to get some of this.
These Halloween witch finger shortbread cookies are filled with a tart-sweet raspberry jam. Not only does it give them a bleeding effect when you bite in, but the cookies come out a lot more moist and flavorful to boot.
These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs.
Rummy bears = gummy bears soaked in alcohol. But little bears with boozy bellies are just the beginning.
Snickers and Milky Way bars are all well and good, but what other candies are deserving of some Halloween love? From Lion Bars and Whoppers to Airheads and Nerds, we've got our eyes on quite a few. Here's what we've been hoarding for October 31.
Too old to go trick-or-treating? These 25 spooky desserts will keep your sweet tooth sated, sans disappointing Necco wafers.
Remember that one house in your town that gave out full-size Snickers bars to trick-or-treaters? This shake is that same sort of victory.
I set out to improve upon the unimprovable, to somehow capture the spirit of the Reese's Cup in drinkable ice cream form.
These peanutty bar cookies are jammed with Reese's Pieces on top for an extra pop of chocolate-PB flavor.
Happy Halloween! For parents (and let's admit it, any among us with a craving for the sweet stuff), managing the highs—and especially the lows—of this sweetest of holidays can be a battle. One way to try and stave off those post-candy-binge crashes? Chow down on some pizza first...preferably of the ghoulish variety.