Thursday, November 12, 2009

What to do with all of that Halloween candy Part II: Milky Way Fondue and Someone else's Snickers cake

Still have candy left? I don't, but that's because I have wimpy kids who didn't stay out for long enough to get enough candy to feel my habit (and my blog), which is why I had to go out and buy milky ways for this one. People, this is crazy good. I demand you make it.

Halloween Candy Fondue using Milky Way bars

Here's what you're gonna need:

3 regular size milky ways (which I think are about 2 ozs) or 6-8 of those "fun size" guys your kids probably brought home
1 1/2 cups of busted up good chocolate bars or 12 oz of chocolate chips
1 cup of cream (heavy or light, depending on how much you love yourself)

Dunkables: strawberries, marshmallows, sweet apples, graham crackers and flat pretzel chips go well with this fondue, but I can't imagine anything not working here. Other than bacon. That probably wouldn't be good.

And here's what you're gonna do:

Start by warming the cream in your fondue pot. Slowly add busted up chocolate bars (or chocolate chips), stirring every once in a while to help them melt. Break off pieces of those milky way bars and stir them in, as well. Once it's all warm and melty, spear some fruit or something and dig in!

Candy Cake that I did not come up with
I stumbled across a crazy good looking cake recipe that uses Halloween candy. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks amazing so I thought I'd share. It was posted by Linda Larson on


  • 6.75 oz. Milky Way or Snickers candy bars, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or peanuts (if using Snickers)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Frosting
  • 6.5 oz. Milky Way or Snickers candy bars, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp. cream


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 13" x 9" cake pan and set aside.

In small saucepan, melt candy bars and 1/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently until blended. Set aside to cool a bit.

In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup softened butter until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly to incorporate each egg before adding the next. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and melted candy bar mixture and mix well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Add nuts and chocolate chips and pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 40-50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

For Frosting, In medium saucepan, melt candy bars and butter, stirring frequently until blended. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 Tbsp. cream and beat until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or cream as necessary to make desired consistency. Spoon and spread frosting over cake. Cool completely. 16 servings

You can also bake this cake in a greased and floured 12" Bundt pan for 55-65 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto serving plate. Drizzle with frosting when cooled.

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