Turn Halloween Candy Into Brownies, Cookies and More

10/10/2013 at 12:27 PM ET
Slideshow
1 of 8
Getty
HALLOWEEN CANDY

Your kids came back home with tons of candy loot this year! Instead of letting it get stale in the cupboard—or worse, eating it all yourself—make it vanish in sweet treats. It’s time to turn on the creativity—and your oven.

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
ALMOND JOY BROWNIES

One taste of these treats made with fun-size Almond Joys—a delish mix of almonds, chocolate and coconut—and you’ll never look at the fudgy square the same way again. Though the initial steps may sound similar to other brownie recipes, you’ll know you’re onto something special when you place the minis on top of the chocolate batter. Almond Joys have been around since 1946—how come no one thought of this decadent treat sooner?

GET THE RECIPE

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
CANDY CORN POPCORN BALLS

The ingredients in this recipe are insane—marshmallows, popcorn, chocolate graham- cracker cookies and candy corn. How could these crunchy-sweet balls of joy not be on everyone’s hit list? They’re also a cinch to make and cover pretty much all of the food groups. Popcorn is a vegetable, right?

GET THE RECIPE

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS CAKE

When is a Bundt cake more like a candy bar? When two cups’ worth of chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are mixed into the thick batter. To take this cake over the top, drizzle the top with a bittersweet chocolate icing. To create a little crunch, substitute Snickers or Almond Joys for the smooth peanut cups.

GET THE RECIPE

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
RED HOTS PUNCH

This is not your average punch, which is often so mild, calling it “punch” seems like a joke. What balances out the sweetness from this brew’s cranberry apple drink and limeade are Red Hots, tiny cinnamon candies that are true to their name. Warning: They’ll turn your tongue bright red!

GET THE RECIPE

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
WHOPPERS CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Want a different take on chocolate pudding? Make a batch with Whoppers, those malted-milk balls you loved as a kid. The nutrition police may even be pleased—this milk-based snack is loaded with potassium, but still delivers great chocolaty flavor!

GET THE RECIPE


Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
ROLO CRINKLE COOKIES

You want a mouthful of heaven? Bite into one of these chocolate cookies, whose flavorful center is filled with Rolos, a candy made milk chocolate and caramel. Since things could get sticky, be sure to line your baking sheets with parchment paper so the cookies come off the pan easily.

GET THE RECIPE

Recipe: myrecipes.com; Inset: amazon.com
M&M CRISPY BARS

One of the best-selling candies in the world, M&Ms are the perfect confection (after all, they melt in your mouth, not in your hand!). They’re also the perfect add-in to the recipe’s batter, which consists of marshmallows and crispy-rice cereal bars. The hardest step? Waiting for the bars to cool before eating.

GET THE RECIPE

—Nancy Mattia

FILED UNDER: Baking , Dessert , Food , Halloween

Share this story:

Your reaction:

The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Archive

The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

Posted on

On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 1 comments

this guy on

You can also enhance the damages by researching ‘anthrax beta” at the palace. Her receipt is $10,250 and transporting cost reaches $17,000 a month. Have you ever imagined if you had a mountain of dollars to burn like American celebrities.