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I know at least a few of you are in the same predicament as me: “What the heck do I do with all this leftover candy?”  It happens every year, doesn’t it?  I overbuy Halloween candy with the anticipation of at least 100 more kids showing up at my door than actually do.   Well this year, we actually had NO KIDS show up since my town, like many in CT, postponed Halloween due to downed power lines and trees as a result of the freak snow storm we had last weekend (P.S. – We’re still without power and cable – thank God for our generator! – and don’t expect to have either fully restored until Sunday).  So instead of that leftover candy sitting around tempting you until Thanksgiving, why not repurpose it by making your own Halloween candy bark?

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The concept is simple:  spread melted chocolate on a baking sheet then sprinkle your favorite chopped up candy over the chocolate.  You can also add some salty fun too with peanuts or pretzels like I did.  And after 30 minutes in the fridge, you have personalized candy bark.  It’s a fun way to essentially make your own candy bars so if you only want to use up the leftover Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and some pretzels, go for it!  Or if you want to add some Whoppers and Butterfingers, all the better!  The only thing I do suggest is that you have a plan to get it out of your house because this post-Halloween treat is even more addictive than the actual candy itself.

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