I’ve always believed that the day after Halloween is better than the holiday itself—November 1st being the day when all candy left on store shelves goes on half price sale. If you’re not like me, if you’re already getting sick of the candy you stole from your kids, or legitimately trick-or-treated for yourself, here are some smart strategies for unloading those sweets.
Smash It Up. My hero in this world is Christina Tosi from NYC’s Momofuku Milk Bar. And my new favorite all-purpose snack food is her ingenious Snack Mix, combining sugar-coated pretzels with broken-up mini candies like Reese’s or Take 5’s. If you don’t feel like smashing up mini bars, you can alternatively toss in peanut M&M’s.
Bake It. At my house candy corn disappears; that’s not true at everyone's home. Candy corn haters can thus rejoice in the chocolate chip cookies that Momofuku’s Christina Tosi created (hers include a tasty cornflake crunch). They’re studded with the candy—you can’t really taste them, but they look super fun melted into the cookies.