Tag: sweets

Homemade Candy Corn for National Candy Corn Day!

Homemade candy corn

It’s autumn in New York City. The leaves are changing and there is a chill in the air. Halloween is tomorrow, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Changing leaves in Riverside Park

Changing leaves in Riverside Park on New York’s Upper West Side.

In addition to being Halloween Eve, today also happens to be a holidayNational Candy Corn Day! What better time to post my recent adventures in homemade candy corn?

I actually made this candy a week or so ago, and since then I’ve been asked for the recipe on multiple occasions. Even people who don’t generally like candy corn seem to like the homemade version. Unlike store-bought candy corn, which always has that weird-slightly-unplaceable-highly-artificial flavor, homemade candy corn tastes just like vanilla.

I didn’t create this recipe; it’s the one from Alton Brown’s website, which I followed pretty closely. The only change I made came during the assembly process:

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Homemade Mallo Cups: A Twist on a Classic Candy!

homemade mallo cups

I’ve always loved Mallo Cups. Every Halloween, I was the weird kid who bypassed the Snickers and Twix and Milky Way in search of these tasty, old-fashioned marshmallow treats.

Maybe it’s my central Pennsylvania upbringing. (Mallo Cups are made by Boyer Candy, based in Altoona, PA.) Or, maybe it’s because I love all things coconut. Either way, Mallo Cups are the perfect blend of delicious milk chocolate, gooey marshmallow, and crunchy coconut. And yet, they’re sadly underappreciated when it comes to classic candies. They fall second perhaps only to the 100 Grand bar which, like the Mallo Cup, is difficult to find at any time of the year other than Halloween.

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