What to do With Leftover Halloween Candy
Parents with trick or treaters know how it goes with Halloween candy. There is usually candy hanging around until nearly Christmas. Some parents try rationing it out and hiding the rest. Kids usually find it. They can sniff it out like a hound dog tracking a ‘coon. Parents cringe and check up on their dental insurance plans.
My advice to parents of trick-or-treat fanatics and candy feigns is to limit the places they stop at. However, that is easier said than done. This year, try getting rid of left-over Halloween candy in one fell swoop. This cute sunflower cupcake idea uses candy corn to resemble an autumn sunflower. Bake candies inside them for an extra surprise. Use Hersey’s kisses, miniatures, caramels-almost any candy can be used.
- One box Cake mix, your favorite
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- 1 1/3 Cups Water
- 1/3 Cup Oil
- One bag Candy corn, or 10-12 pieces per cupcake
- 24 Assorted, chocolates, caramels, kisses, Reeses minis, etc.
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Mix the oil, cake mix, eggs and water. Fold in with mixer for 30 seconds.
- Beat on medium speed two minutes.
- Pour batter in cupcake pan. Bake 10-15 minutes in preheated (350 degree) oven.
- Let cool. Ice and decorate.
Candy Corn Trivia
- An estimated 20 million pounds is sold annually.
- Brach’s sells enough annually to circle the earth 4.25 times
- A 20-piece serving has 140 calories and 0 grams fat.
- originally made by hand in the 1800s.
- now produced in fully mechanized, computer controlled factory
- originally made of fondant and marshmallow
- now made with corn syrup, sugar, and gelatin
- Nabisco introduced candy corn Oreos in 2012