Halloween is one of the more perfect holidays. If you have young kids, you get to relive the fun of dressing up and trick-or-treating through their eyes. If you don't have kids, you have a really good excuse to buy mini candy bars for the whole month of October. And while those are wonderful, we love thinking about homemade treats to bring to work, keep around the house, and share with the neighborhood kids. On The Kitchn in the past, we've seen homemade candy corn and Halloween candy bars. Elsewhere around the web, we've seen homemade snickers bars , Twix bars and peanut butter cups. But we'd yet to see one of our favorite childhood bad-for-you treats done at home: Pixie Stix!
Last week CHOW wrote about their own version, the Trixie Stix. They gave a few different flavor ideas inspired by pastry chefs from around the country including chile-tamarind, black sesame, yuzu, beet-rose, and urban-foraged spruce tips. To make the homemade treats, you'll need a coffee or spice grinder, a small funnel, and paper straws.
While we're still thinking through Halloween treat ideas, we'd love to know: what kind of homemade treats have you made in the past?
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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