Despite dedicating efforts to vacuum down my yearly sugar quota each year on Halloween, I'm always left with an array of odds and ends following the holiday and its many parties: a half bag of chips, stale sugar cookies, maybe a few edges of brownies, perhaps even those disdained bags of personal pretzels and, of course, stray candy bars if they survived the ravaging.
This stuff tends to stay littered across our apartment's already limited counter space, using up about every useful piece of Tupperware and possibly sitting around untouched until Christmas. Nobody seems to want that handful of crumbled Oreos left from the caramel apple toppings bar, but for some reason, we don't throw it out.
Here's why this recipe is so great: you put all the things you don't want anymore in a pot, throw in some broth, crank up the heat and magic happens to give you something amazing. Well, here I present to you the soup of the Halloween leftovers world—some call it puppy chow, some muddy buddies. You just have to gather your Halloween remnants, a jar of peanut butter and some of your favorite crunchy snacks.
Ultimate Halloween Leftovers Chow Mix
- Prep Time:4 mins
- Cook Time:5 mins
- Total Time:9 mins
- 9 cups "Combo Mix"
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips your choice
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Leftover Halloween sweets
#SpoonTip: Neutral, salty snacks like Original Lays or Goldfish work great; cheesy Doritos, less so. Maybe. I'm actually not sure. Try it out and let us know.
#SpoonTip: These can be all the leftover Halloween candies like M&M's, crumbled brownies, chopped candy bars, candy corn, marshmallows, whatever, go nuts. Oh, and nuts.
#SpoonTip: Go for a little extra melted chocolate (and peanut butter) if you want a fudgier mix (especially if you plan on adding a lot of mix-ins at the end).