Looking for a fun Halloween project? Forgo the artificial flavors and wax coating of store-bought candy corn and candy pumpkins by making your own. This recipe from Gapers Block produces great results.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. One of the perks of living in a university town is that it isn't hard to find costume parties. It seems like it's been years since I've been around people interested in dressing up. I'm looking forward to celebrating tonight and tomorrow in my homemade Rosie the Riveter costume.
Candy making is not my strong point in the kitchen, but I followed Shanna's recipe exactly and it worked out very well. I wound up with quite a bit of extra green dough after dividing it in the quantities the recipe calls for. This gave me the opportunity to make some green pumpkins and candy snakes. Though, if you want all of your candy to look more traditional, I'd recommend making slightly less green dough.
Have a great Halloween!
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