All along the grey and November-cold East Coast, Thanksgiving is the meal we most look forward to setting the family table for each year. A perfectly roasted turkey surrounded by a bevy of simple and comforting American sides is a matter of tradition: the kids will pick the marshmallows off the top of the sweet potato casserole while the grown-ups will spike their mugs of hot mulled cider with a fire crackling in the background. Gather ’round the bountiful table with all you love, and be thankful for that second slice of pumpkin pie.
After the trick-or-treating is over, figuring out what to do with all of that leftover candy is a daunting task. The last thing anybody wants is all of that sugar sitting in a basket somewhere just waiting to be eaten-talk about derailing any sort of healthy lifestyle. And if you do leave it sitting around, who’s going to keep the kiddos away from it?
If you want to be green about it, we have some sweet ways to put that candy to work by recycling it with these tasty recipes.