3 Sweet & Savory Recipes Using Halloween Candy

Food The List
By: Todd Covelli Posted: 6:35 PM, Nov 1, 2016

You could let your little goblins eat up all of their Halloween candy, (and be on a sugar high till Christmas), or, add a little sweet to some savory treats. Kristina Guerrero and chef Matthew Grunwald have three ways to sweeten up your favorite dishes with leftover candy.

Check out the full recipes below:

1.  Red Vine Tomato Salsa 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 0

Serves: 4


1/2 cup Red Vine liquorish, thinly sliced 

4 Roma tomatoes, diced 

1/2 yellow onion, peeled and small diced 

4 limes, juiced 

1 jalapeño, seeded and minced 

1 bunch cilantro, chopped 

4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper 

1 teaspoon cumin, ground and toasted 

Tortilla chips


In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix together. 

Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. 

Difficulty: Easy 

2.  Red Hot BBQ Sliders 

Prep Time: 10-minutes

Cook Time: 10-minutes

Makes: 6 sliders 


1 pound ground beef 

1 bunch scallions

2 teaspoons koshers

2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper Cooking spray

6 whole wheat slider buns

1/4 cup Red Hot candies

1 shallot, peeled and sliced

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire

1/4 cup water 

Extra-virgin olive oil 


Heat a grill pan to medium high heat.  

Mix together the beef, scallions, salt and pepper.  Form the mix into 6 slider patties.  Spray the patties with cooking spray and place in the hot grill.  Grill the sliders for 2-minutes and 30-seconds on each side.

In a separate pan, heat 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil to medium heat.  Sauté the shallot, garlic and Red Hots for 1-minute.  Add the remaining ingredients plus 1/4 cup of water, and cook until the sauce becomes syrupy and the red hots are dissolved. Serve on the sliders.  

Difficulty: Easy 

3.  Candied Popcorn 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0

Serves: 4 


1 bag popcorn, popped 

1/4 cup caramel sauce 

1 cup candy corns 

1/2 cup melted chocolate 

1/2 cup M&Ms 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 


In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. 

Difficulty: Super Easy

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