Are you looking to use Reese peanut butter cup, Lindt, Hershey and other extra Halloween candy in your pantry in an easy recipe? Combining leftover chocolates from Halloween with your ripe banana or avocado in your counter can create a quick and easy dessert for your family.
Chocolate Pudding/ Mousse
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Blend all the ingredients listed in the recipe
Chill, then Enjoy!!
Melt leftover halloween candy and add to mashed avocado for a yummy chocolate mousse
- 1 Avocado (medium)
- 5-6 Chocolates (Hershey's, Lindt, etc)
- 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Plant based Milk
Melt chocolates in a double boiler or in a microwave
Puree 1 avocado in a small blender
Add melted chocolates, cocoa powder, milk and blend again.
For this recipe, stick to basic chocolate flavors (Hershey, Lindt, etc) and not other flavors like peanut butter, coconut etc. Other flavors will give the avocado mousse a weird color.
I added cocoa powder to get the dark color of chocolate. This may be optional if you are satisfied with the color of just the melted chocolates alone.
Peanut butter Chocolate Chunky Ice-cream
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Puree frozen banana chunks in a food processor or blender.
Add melted chocolate to bananas.
Use leftover chocolates to frozen bananas to create unique flavors of ice cream
- 2 Frozen bananas
- 5-6 Peanut butter cup chocolate (like Reese)
Puree frozen bananas in a food processor or blender
Melt peanut butter cup chocolates in a double boiler or microwave
Pour melted chocolate over frozen banana puree and whiz the FP/blender again.
While my kids throw out any candy that has artificial flavor and coloring, we are still left with chocolates that has small amounts of additives. Mass produced chocolates, like the ones above, have some not-so-great additions like PGPR, TBHQ, etc. These additions are added to keep costs low and/or to increase the shelf life of the product.
While they are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA , it is still best to limit consumption of these additives. For a true upgrade, use the exact same recipe with pure chocolate or chocolate chips with no additives, preservatives, etc.
But, once in a while, when you run out of chocolate chips or if you feel guilty about not using your candy stash, bought with your hard-earned money, maybe you can try these recipes. I also like the fact that the banana and the avocado spread out the sweetness.
What do you do with your leftover Halloween candy? Chime in with your comments down below. I always look forward to your input.