Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A favorite web site of mine is BakeSpace.com.  I liked their Daily Tips for Valentine's Day

DAILY TIP:Top5 Things to do with Leftover Valentine's Day Candy
  After you get over your initial sugar high and hangover, try these nifty ideas to make the most of all that leftover candy.
  1. Make Hot Chocolate with Real Chocolate: Melt a 1 oz. mini chocolate bar into a mug of milk, making sure to stir frequently. It's especially tasty with rich chocolates such Dove miniatures.
  2. Spice Up Your Cooking: Try adding Red Hots to BBQ for a homemade chipotle sauce. Yum!
  3. Brownie Blends: Simply stir chopped candy directly into brownie batter. You can also sprinkle it as a topping or use it as a garnish for brownie sundaes.
  4. Savor it for Later: Place wrapped candy in a freezer bag and throw it in the freezer for later. Candy stored this way will last up to a year. When you're ready to use, simply thaw at room temperature (the whitish bloom' that develops on chocolate candy when it freezes will go away after it thaws). 
  5. Make a Batch of Candy Coated Popcorn: Simply melt any type of leftover candy and use it as a glaze to coat popcorn (microwave or air-popped) in a large bowl. The key is to make sure the popcorn has no butter or salt (or as little as possible). Spread the glazed popcorn on a cookie sheet to dry, and voila: candy coated popcorn. Even better with nuts.


tammy said...

Is there supposed to be candy leftover?

Bren's Life said...

Sounds good to me. But I went to the store & bought more at 50% off... Who wants to get rid of candy?