Last night jparks and I stayed home so I could see all of the cute trick or treaters that surely were going to come to our house, despite the fact that the previous owners told us not to expect many or any. I assumed that the old owners were probably the street weirdos that no kid would approach them, even for free candy. But obviously the neighborhood kids haven't received the notice about us new, cool owners and they almost all stayed the hell away last night. There was one group with one ridiculously cute kid that blew me kisses when I gave her candy but other than that, nothing.
The problem (other than the lack of cute) is that now I have a rather large amount of candy leftover. And while I do love me some candy, this past Easter has taught me that I don't love candy enough to eat it in a timely manner. Instead of adding the new Halloween candy to the big ass jar of Easter candy (that yes, we still have and is still mostly full) I've decided to bake as much of the candy into cookies, cakes, or brownies as possible.
First up on the to bake list are Whoppers. I'm thinking these Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops might just be the best thing ever, even though the creator got mixed reviews on her batch.
After that I'm going to work on Junior Mints. The lazy part of me says to melt them down into a brownie frosting, but the Martha part of me says I need to be more creative. Cookies? A cake? Or maybe a chocolate mint torte. Ohhh, that could be good.
After that I've got Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses, Twix, Payday Bars (aka: best candy ever), and KitKats, which I suspect will be the hardest to bake with.
Did I mention that I'm trying to lose some weight before December? Yeah, that's going to go well, don't you think?