What’s the only thing better than candy on Halloween?
That would be candy inside of blondies on Halloween, of course!
I love making fun, festive treats for basically any holiday, and Halloween is no exception. While it’s always the best excuse to eat copious amounts of candy straight-up, I always have fun finding new ways to fancy up the Halloween treats situation around here. And to me, the highest calling of your excess-Halloween-candy stash is baking it into something rich, buttery, and truly more than the sum of its cookie + candy parts.
This is exactly the thing I would make for trick-or-treaters if I lived in the good old days when kids were allowed to eat homemade candy and other unpackaged goodies, back when you didn’t have to throw away all the pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies that kindly old ladies baked thinking they were doing something nice. There must have been a time like that, right? Before anthrax and serial killers?
Never thought I would talk about anthrax OR serial killers on my food blog, but hey, there’s a first time for everything.
Just a small portion of the epic batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (Brad’s mom’s recipe!) that I baked up on the 4th of July
Hey guys! How was your 4th of July? I spent the day cooking, loungin’ by the pool, and of course watching fireworks! Dinner consisted of panzanella salad, our favorite brown sugar garlic flank steak, and, of course, way too many of the above cookies. Such good eating!
When you think about it, summer is really all about the SNACKS. There’s barbeques, picnics, pool-side munchin’, long road trips…the list of prime snacking opportunities goes on and on. When you’re laying out on a towel workin’ on your tan or playing beach volleyball all day, you’re not trying to sit down and order a giant steak. You’re trying to eat a million snacks and call it a day! I’m a major proponent of snacking all year around, but summer activities especially require some seriously delicious munchies.