how’re you doing, now that the hallowe’en candy has been in the house for at least 48 hours??! well – i mean YOUR house, possibly. our condo building does not get trick or treaters, and i have no young ‘uns so there are no hallowe’en treats chez moi, currently.
to continue the trip down the hallowe’en memory lane, i was a typical kid and ate all my favourite hallowe’en candies first. that would be mini-chocolate bars (but only certain ones! jersey milks, for example were the last of the chocolate bars to go – such a boring variety!).
genetically, our family (this would be my mom’s side of the family tree) has a sweet tooth that knows no bounds. proof: one of our favourite desserts when we were little was ice cream with real ontario maple syrup poured over the top. back-up proof: our traditional christmas morning sticky buns are legendary for their extraordinary richness: butter, sugar, nuts and raisins enrobe the velvety sweet dough.
my sweet tooth has evolved as i’ve matured. i don’t think i could take the maple syrup + ice cream combo any more. however, i do love my sugary cereals. i have yet to meet a type that is too sweet. best combo ever was my invention of mixing cap’n crunch, alpha bits, honey comb and corn bran squares. ka-zing!!!
i was listening to the radio the other day and the on-air personality mentioned recipes you can make to use up left-over hallowe’en candy. i’d already come across one idea, thanks to the blog world. averie posted her recipe for butterfinger bars which incprporates candy corn. i honestly never have considered using up hallowe’en candy in baked goods – in the past, the extent of my chocolate experimentation has consisted of subbing in smarties for chocolate chips, in cookies – that’s as inventive as i have ever gotten!
so, if you are trying to deplete your (or your offspring’s!) candy stash, there are tons of recipes out there. i liked the real simple website – they provide ten recipe ideas which make use of everything from twix or snickers bars to skittles to sweetarts to kitkats [who would ever have that choco bar leftover??!]
what do you do/did you do with the dregs of the hallowe’en candy collection? we used to use those boring old jersey milks for s’mores!
rate your sweet tooth on a scale of 1-10 (1 = low, 10 = through the roof): i’d peg mine at 7.5. it’s hard to make a cake, cookie or square that is “too sweet,” yet i find fudge, candies, syrups, some ice creams to be too much. for cereals, it’s hard to find a sweeter variety than count chocula (the marshmallows send it over-the-top!).
(for wednesday, november 2): yesterday, i was thankful for a sunny day in toronto! i swear the last 4/5 wednesdays were varying degrees of rainy/cold/grey, so to see a skyline like this…
…and to be able to wear just a light sweatshirt was simply glorious!