One of the main, if not most obvious, reasons why I love Halloween is the influx of candy. For the month of October, everywhere you go there are bowls filled with sugary treats that serve as a constant reminder of my favorite holiday. I had a Twix for the first time in what must have been years and to my surprise, I was really disappointed. I found the chocolate to be bland and the caramel mediocre, so I decided to make a batch myself (recipe here). It was almost like making three desserts in one (between the shortbread, the caramel and the chocolate), but the killer combination proved to be just as good as I had hoped.
I have an interesting relationship with taffy. It's not one of my favorite candies (like this or this), but there's something about the chewy confections that makes me unbelievably nostalgic. It reminds me of old fashioned candy shops in San Francisco and the delight of ...read more