Put your leftover Valentine’s Day candy to work with this brownie recipe

By Rebekah Stefl

Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, we all have one important question: What do we do with all this extra candy? One option is to use your gifted treats to make your own new dessert! Check out our recipe for Kitchen Sink Brownies to learn how to put your leftover V-Day goodies to use.

Get creative with your leftover Valentine’s Day candy and use them as toppings for homemade brownies.

Kitchen Sink Brownies

Ingredients (Brownies)

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp. water

Ingredients (Topping)

  • 6 oz. of your preferred chocolate for melting
  • 3 tsp. butter
  • Your preferred toppings (chocolate chips, chopped up candy bars, caramel bits, pretzels, potato chips, etc.)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, mix brownie mix, eggs, butter and water to form batter. Pour into greased 8×8 nonstick baking tray. Bake 50-55 minutes or as directed on box – allow to cool completely.
  3. Add chocolate and butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted. Pour chocolate mixture over cooled brownies and spread to coat. Add toppings of your choice and allow to cool until chocolate has set.
  4. Slice and enjoy!
Rebekah Stefl is a Volunteer Support Coordinator for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Reach her by email at rstefl@gshpa.org.

Spooky Snacks

By Rebekah Stefl

Since October is in full swing it is clear to see things are getting spooky! As the temperature drops and it begins getting dark earlier it is easy to start thinking about one thing: Halloween. Yes, the night when goblins and ghouls come out to play! So what better way to celebrate spooky season with one of our all-time favorite things, snacks!

Zombie Toes

You Will Need:

  • Pretzel Nuggets
  • White frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • Milk Chocolate Chips

First you will need to add your green (or any color you like) food coloring to the frosting and mix! Once you have your mixture ready start spreading the frosting on the pretzels and add your zombie toe nails (chocolate chips).

Cookie Spiders

You Will Need:

  • Oreo Cookies (double stuff works best)
  • Supplies for Eyeballs (we recommend candy eyes, M&Ms, mini marshmallows or icing, but you can use anything you’d like)
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Frosting

Start by laying out your supplies and snapping your pretzel sticks in half. If you would like your spiders to have extra-long legs you can leave them whole instead! Once you have your pretzels ready, begin sticking them in between the Oreo layers – right into the icing! Don’t forget that spiders have eight legs. Once you have assembled your spider’s body it is time to add eyes and decorate! We recommend letting your family decorate their own spiders for extra fun!

Monster Mix

You Will Need:

  • Popcorn
  • M&Ms
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Spooky Sprinkles

Assemble all your supplies, (feel free to add extra goodies outside of our list) mix in a large bowl and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these spooky snacks! Be sure to share your favorite Halloween treat recipes in the comments!