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Turn leftover Halloween candy into delicious treats

October 30, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Another year, another Halloween night.

It's time again for the goblins, superheroes, princesses and a myriad of other costumed children to walk the streets of Starkville looking to fill their pumpkin pales with Halloween treats.

While certain organizations have already held alternative Halloween programs for area children, there are still plenty of candy-grabbing opportunities to be had Wednesday.

However, much like their adult counterparts, these masked-crusaders and fairy-winged travelers often have eyes that are bigger than their stomachs. The thrill of scoring a sizable Halloween loot is intoxicating, but come Nov. 1, many treats are still available for consumption.

So in the spirit of being resourceful, here is a recipe, courtesy of http://www.epicurious.com, that makes the most out any leftover Halloween candy.

Although it calls for specific candy bars like Butterfinger or Heath, this simple, no-bake recipe can be made with a variety of chocolate confections that match any child's leftover candy pile, and leaves room for flavor experimentation.

Halloween, of course, is meant to be a night filled with fun, friends and family. However, safety is always a top priority when it comes to the gathering and consuming of Halloween candy.

Here are a few tips to ensure a safe and delicious Halloween night:

— Carefully check every piece of candy before children begin eating it.
— Only consume treats that are still in their original, unopened wrappers.
— Discard all candy that show signs of tampering, rewrapping, faded wrappers or have holes.
— Throw away any unwrapped candy
— If there's any doubt about a piece of candy, throw it out

Above all, have fun this Halloween night. For the children, keep safe and take home as much candy as possible. For parents, cherish this time with each child remembering what it was like to be a kid on Halloween, and enjoy the treats as well.
For more information on Halloween safety tips and more Halloween recipes, visit http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Halloween.shtml.

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