Too much leftover Halloween candy? Use it to make a delicious hot drink.(Read article summary)
Halloween hot chocolate (think: liquid candy) is a great way to use up Halloween treats.
The Runaway Spoon
I see lots of recipe for using up leftover Halloween candy. Iâ€™m not sure I see the point, as just eating it straight is generally fine with me. Mind you, not in one sitting, but over time, stashed in drawers and cabinets.
But I do want to make my contribution with this creamy, rich hot chocolate. Make it as soon as the little monsters come in from the trick-or-treating chill, or as a special, after-school treat later in the week.
You must use soft candy that will melt, and nuts are too chunky. Milky Way, Rolo, Kisses, Reeseâ€™s, Hersheyâ€™s Milk or Special Dark all work beautifully. The final product may not be a chocolaty brown depending on the type of candy used, but it will still be delicious. Using the blender makes a creamy drink with everything smoothly combined, plus it creates a nice foamy top.
Halloween Hot Chocolate (Liquid Candy)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 ounce chocolate candy (4 mini-size squares)
Combine the cream and milk in a small saucepan and heat over medium just until bubbles form on the surface. Do not boil.
Unwrap the candy and place in the carafe of a blender. Pour in the warm milk and leave for a few seconds to soften the candy bars. Vent the blender lid and carefully hold it with a folded tea towel. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately, or pour back into the saucepan and reheat gently if needed.
Makes one serving, can be doubled or tripled
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