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5 Things You Didn’t Know About…Halloween Candy

Oct 24, 2018 | 5 Things...

Even if you’re not a huge fan of scary books and horror movies, or of dressing in costume, or of Halloween music like…um, “The Monster Mash” is the only one that comes to mind–it’s easy to like October 31st for one major reason: candy. If, like us, you have a sweet tooth and your eyes light up at the sight of a fun-size Baby Ruth bar (it’s an exceptionally underrated candy!), you may enjoy these five factoids about Halloween sweets that are sure to impress trick or treaters who come to your door.

If you’ve got a craving for candies and are in a D.I.Y. mood, we recommend the following titles:

I’m Just Here For Dessert, by Caroline Khoo–from meringues and macaroons to salted caramel, Caroline Khoo of Nectar and Stone shares her favorite sweet recipes.

Lollipop Love: Sweet Indulgence with Chocolate, Caramel, and Sugar, by Anita Chu–from simple lollipops to decadent and complex combinations of flavor, this book teaches readers how to mold, color, and craft lollipops.

There’s Always Room for Dessert: Recipes from the Chocolate Room, by Naomi Josepher–dozens of chocolicious recipes from the owner of Brooklyn’s popular dessert cafe.

Unicorn Food: Rainbow Treats and Colorful Creations to Enjoy and Admire, by Cayla Gallagher–a dizzying array of candies, lollipops, cakes, and other sweet treats for those of us who grew up with Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers.