It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, November 1, 2010

How to use up your Halloween Candy…

I had 3 trick or treaters between 5 and 7PM last night.  I just found out from my daughter that most of the churches in town had set up tail-gates to give out candy to the costumed children.  I did get to see my great niece.  She was adorable but she is like a little bolt of lightning at 18 months.  This is the best pic I could get of her as she was somersaulting and going non stop all of the time.  To complete her costume she had red glittery shoes but she didn’t stand still long enough for me to get a picture of them.  Smile





Cookie made with SNICKERS® Brand Bars.

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 (16 oz.) pkg. SNICKERS® bars, miniature size
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
3 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten

Cream together sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Add vanilla extract and eggs; mix. Add dry ingredients. Cut candy bars in fourths. Wrap dough around each piece forming a ball.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350°F for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Baby Ruth Cookies Recipe

Photo by: Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Baby Ruth candy bars (2.1 ounces each), chopped


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in candy bars.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.


1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. butterfinger candy bars, chopped
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients and candy pieces. Chill dough for 1/2 to 1 hour.

Drop by teaspoons full onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool on wire cooling racks.

Red heart  Beth


  1. Sounds like i better prepare to bake some cookies, thank you for the recipes.
    They sure are busy and fast at that age arent they, she is adorable though

  2. Trick or Treat was pretty much the same way here and other parts..either weather or parties took care of them. I bet in another few years not many if ANY will still be going door to door anymore. One more thing of the past.. Have a great week!

  3. It was slow here too. Only had about 15 and that is counting my sister Jodi who came running across the street for Cheetos. Your niece is adorable. Love the red hair.

  4. we had about 30-50 kids mainly between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. I gave away most of the candy since I didn't want any to tempt me (and I made sure to give away the ones I liked the most at the start just in case :)

    your little grand niece looked adorable! I bet she had a great evenng!


  5. Your niece is adorable, maybe you can get a photo of her That age has so much energy. I saw no trick or treaters, guess they didn't want to vist us old ones

  6. Nom, nom, nom. You ladies keep posting great recipes and I'll look like Jabba the Hut by next Halloween! We only had 2 trick or treaters, our nephews kids. That is one adorable little girl!

  7. Oh my wordddddddddd, you are TOO cruel! Between you and Toodie, I am never going to get rid of this 30 lbs, lol.
    It's funny about Halloween. Last year (same house) I had a slew of kids and ran out of goodies. This year I bought a ton and do you know what? I had not even ONE show up. All I can say is thank goodness I didn't buy my favorite candies. What I got is hard enough to pass but not impossible. I was talking to "the fella" and we both remembered the days when people dumped tons of loose popcorn and unwrapped candy into our brown grocery bags and we never thought a thing of it -- and not even one kid got sick from any germs. That good old stale popcorn was great! Man, times have changed. You gave out the good, good chocolate I see. Hmmm, next year I might hop a plane :D

  8. Your niece is so cute and lovely age thought
    she doesn't used a phone yet? :-)
    In here most of peope are don't celebrate the Holloween but we have Melbourne Cup day the rain hold for until 6-00PM that the weather man said wait see??
    Your Butter Finger Candy cookies recipes is just alright for me I can try next when my G-kids in here.
    Enjoy your day,

  9. Actually we had a good amount of kids this year. I try to stay away from cookies and cake because once I have them I eat them till they are gone.

  10. Getting a good picture of kids that age is a chore to be sure. Great recipes you've got there. We didn't get home until today from Africa so we didn't have to think about left over candy! Blessings to you my friend!

  11. We took our kids out to trick or treat and had a nice time. Lot's of other kids out there. Our son was very tired though and tonignt he has a fever. Oh well, I guess it's that time of year.

  12. Wonderful ideas on how to use up the leftover candy bars. Sounds like fun trick and treating.

  13. OH MY GOD !......all those recipes sound soooo good unfortunately the only one i can get here is snickers and i cant have them because of the peanuts
    So i am just going to go away and sulk now have you got a recipe for mars bars ?

  14. Hi Beth your darling neice is so cute and I love her red hair. Thank you for sharing those recipes yummy, must try some of those. Hugs Sheila.

  15. No trick or treaters here plus..happily I was gone Sunday early evening till late. :-)

  16. These recipes sound wonderful, but almost more dangerous than just eating the candy. LOL

    The little Dorothy is adorable!

  17. We never have any trick or treaters here so no candy thank god. If I had to buy candy for kids. I would be high for days before and after eating it all. Would probably have to go to the store just hours before to replace all that I would eat. Anyway great idea the recipes for using up all the extra candy... Your great neice is just adorable. Hugs Carrie


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