Watch and learn how to make this perfect picnic dessert, hand pies are simplified when made with puff pastry. These strawberry-jam-filled versions have a tangy glaze on top. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.

Strawberry-Jam Hand Pies
Makes 8

All-purpose flour, for dusting
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
2/3 cup strawberry jam
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Got leftover Halloween candies? Watch and learn how to turn your kids’ leftover chocolate candies and candy bars into these crumbly shortbread candy bars. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 4 days.

Shortbread Candy Bars 
Yield: 16 bars

You’ll need: an 8-inch square baking dish

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1-1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups assorted chocolate candies or roughly chopped candy bars (12 ounces)

*** For directions please watch the video.

Want more leftover Halloween candies recipes? Try these…

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