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5 Links to Read Before Making Halloween Candy

October 23, 2013

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Skip the fun-size candy bars and make your own Halloween treats this year.

Homemade Peanut Butter CupsHomemade Tootsie RollsAlmond Joy Candy BarsPumpkin Salted Caramels

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If you’re the type to run to the store in a panic the night before Halloween to stock up on candy (we’ve all been there), we’ve got a slightly scary proposition for you: make your own this year. Yes, this does requires some extra planning, but it’s worth the effort. Before you embark on your candy-making journey, we’ve got some tricks to help you make the best treats in the neighborhood. Just read these links.

  • Speaking of chocolate, the Mast Brothers teach us how infuse it into buttery salted caramels. (The New York Times.)
  • Working with sugar can be a bit intimidating, but this tutorial will help you with the basics. (The Kitchn.)
  • Feeling overwhelmed? Here are eight homemade Halloween candy suggestions to get you started. (Food52.)
  • If you do end up doling out store-bought candy to the kids, and happen to have leftovers, here’s how to use them. (Bon Appétit.)

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