Creative uses for leftover Halloween treats

With a few kitchen tricks, a bag of excess treats can be seen as a bag of ingredients to help put a variety of dishes on the table. Short on bread crumbs? Use up those bags of chips or pretzels for coating meat or fish. Too many candy bars? Use them in a cheesecake or bake them into cookies. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

By Erica Marcus, with Lisa Abraham (MCT)

Kit Kat ice cream cake.

Kit Kat ice cream cake. (Credit: Newsday / Tony Jerome)

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