Worried About Having a Lot of Leftovers? Here Are the Perfect Sweet Tooth Snack Options

<This is a contributed post> Have you ever wondered how you will utilise some weird leftovers after baking or cooking? It is impossible to use all ingredients you purchase even if you try to be precise during buying. It is common, especially when you have a party or a gathering and you prepare a hearty meal for your visitors during these special occasions.

Often, you will be nursing fatigue the day after the celebrations due to the hard work you put on the previous day. It is essential to have these short and simple recipes to help you fix a quick meal (sweet or savoury as per your preference). You can use these leftovers coupled with other ingredients to make the perfect snack recipe on such days.

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate barks are one of the easiest snacks to make in under an hour. You only need a few ingredients to make this sweet snack. You will need rice cereal, melted chocolate, different types of candies, and sprinkles. You will then line the mixture on a baking sheet with parchment paper ready for refrigeration.

You can easily manipulate the art in these barks to suit any after-holiday celebration. You can also utilise various candy bars from American Candy Hamper and get to enjoy the deliciousness. 

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Turkey Leftover Dishes

To add a savoury touch to your snack, you can make a turkey sandwich, pies, curry, soup, or salad. The advantage of using this turkey is that it is almost a blank canvas that you can pair with different flavours to get a sweet and savoury taste.

You can add a personal touch by adding some elements like bacon, ham, tomatoes, or even beans. There are no limits to this dish; you only need to be sure of your flavours and the direction you want to take. You can tease your creativity to a Korean or Asian theme, thus creating a delicious and good-looking dish. 

Leftover Candy Cookie Bars

The twist in making these cookies is the secret addition of candies that make them perfect for a sweet snack. The candy additions also make the cookies have different styles and textures, which improves snack quality. You can find its full recipe here.

Grilled Meat Options

Grilling is essential in any BBQ or celebration. You cannot get over the smoky aroma, perfect grill marks, and juicy meat. For the grilled leftovers, you can make a sandwich or wrap of your choice. You can choose to use lettuce, pastry, or bread. Topping up this snack with your favourite cheese type will make it gooey and delicious – the perfect snack for your tantalizing taste buds.

Cake Pudding

Though cakes can have an extended viable period, you can decide to do a cake twist by creating a cake pudding or trifle from the leftover cake. It would help if you had the perfect recipe to pull this recipe off. With one wrong move or measurement, you can have an epic fail, thus wasting the cake.

The bottom line is, you can always try and repurpose your leftovers and reinvent your cooking skills and techniques. It is similar to an invention test where you can create a variety of dishes. It is all about your creativity, imagination, and of course, a little help from the internet!


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