You get two recipes for the price of one today! First we have cashews tossed with brown butter and sage, and then there are cocoa-dusted cashews for those of us with a sweet tooth. Neither recipe takes more than a few minutes to bring together, making this our new favorite snack for holiday get-togethers.
For a little after-dinner fun this Thanksgiving, how about a spoonful of sugar... shaped into a turkey, of course! We were a little wowed by these "gobble" spoons, made from caramel, chocolate and colored sanding sugars. Clever and crafty, yet still surprisingly easy to make!
I hate wasting food and I have a mean sweet tooth, so the annual flood of Halloween candy used to mean several weeks of munching on chocolate and fruit chews, until I had either eaten or given it all away. But recently I've started tossing out most of the junk food that comes my way — and I couldn't feel better about it.
This will be the second year my boyfriend and I have shared Halloween together. Last year, he raced out to the co-op to buy sugar-free, gluten-free, everything-free lollipops for the kids and I mourned Kit-Kats something fierce. He insists that since we don't buy high-sugar candy the rest of the year, why would we get it to hand out to kids? He believes it's our chance to keep making a statement about the kind of food we care about. Me? I believe in Kit-Kats.
You're either a DIY candy person or you're not. I tend to shy away from making my own candy because I've had awful luck with brittles and barks. Generally when there's a candy thermometer involved, I find that things go south pretty quickly. However, when a beloved candy is so easy to recreate at home, like these Tootsie Rolls, I'm sold.
Homemade mallomars. Salted pistachio brittle. Chocolate-dipped beer marshmallows. Who needs store-bought candy when you can make delicious sweets right in your own kitchen? And just in time for Halloween, we have a recipe for homemade candy corn, too!
I have a close friend who was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes and high cholesterol. She's not overweight, she exercises a few times a week and was actually a vegetarian for well over a decade. Everyone, including her doctors, was a bit baffled. She shares my pretty fierce sweet tooth, so we sat down together last week to brainstorm a few recipes that would help her begin to rethink the way she prepares her favorite course of the day: dessert.
If you've ever been tempted by the unfamiliar snacks at the local bodega, but unsure about what you're getting yourself into, check out this helpful photo guide to Mexican sweets and snacks from Saveur. Identifying snacks like tart tamarind candies and sour-spicy potato chips, it has me itching to try some new treats.
Are you fighting those last-week-of-summer blues? Take a few minutes to browse the iconic images included in The Candy Wrapper Archive, a collection of hundreds of candy packages dating back to the early 1900s.
Tootsie Roll Industries, the conglomerate behind childhood favorites like Charleston Chew, Junior Mints, Sugar Babies, and, of course, Tootsie Rolls, happens to hold a lot of secrets. More than just secret formulas and recipes, very little is actually known about the company. Read on for the The Wall Street Journal's investigation on what's behind the scenes of this 116-year-old company.