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White chocolate with halloween sprinkles and a surprise when you eat it

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

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White chocolate with halloween sprinkles and a surprise when you eat it

Chocolate with a bit of sweet, some pop and a little heat

 My friend Dorthy told me about a candy she had some time back and I just had replicate what I call Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection with sweet and heat.

This seemingly innocent chocolate candy is not what it appears to be.

Put a piece of this Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection in your mouth…..wait for it…and in a few seconds you begin to feel the popping on your tongue and the inside of your cheeks.

Wait for it….then a moment or so after that…the heat from the chipotle hits the back of your throat and warms it nicely. 

It’s fun, groovy and a perfect treat with a little trick. I’ll show you how to make this SIMPLE candy for not only Halloween, but it’s great for an April Fools trick too – just change the sprinkles!

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Ingredients:

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12 oz. white or chocolate melting chocolate:  such as Wilton candy melts OR chocolate chips

3  .333 oz packages or one  .75 oz package of any flavor of Pop Rocks candy

1/8 – 1/4  tsp. chipotle chili powder (1/8 tsp. gives a little heat in the back of the throat)

Halloween candy sprinkles  OR THESE for April Fools

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper, or lay a large piece out on your table or counter about 3 feet long.

Place the chocolate in a microwavable proof bowl

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Stir. 

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Microwave another 30 seconds and stir.

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Repeat this process until the chocolate is melted and completely smooth.Mysterious Candy 5 Mix in the pop rocks.Mysterious Candy 6Mix in the chipotle powder.Mysterious Candy 7

Spread out the chocolate mixture evenly on the prepared parchment to about 1/8″ thick.

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Cover evenly with the sprinkles.

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Mysterious Halloween Candy Confection

Allow chocolate to set up in the fridge, or on the counter if it is cool enough.

When the chocolate is firm, break into pieces.

IMPORTANT TIP: Eat within 2 days for best effect from the Pop Rock candy because the effect diminishes the longer it sits.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn colored Orange and Purple with candies

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

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Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn colored Orange and Purple with candies

Granny Corn, Mother Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn Granny aka Sugar Corn aka Granny Popcorn is an easy no-fail popcorn.

Mother Goose Popcorn is usually pink, but it lends itself easily to being any color your desire.

For Halloween color it Orange or Purple, or even half the recipe and make both! 

For a very special treat, toss in some Halloween colored candied Sixlets, M&M’s or other candies and you’ve got a real winner for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers – all ages will enjoy this homemade Mother Goose PopCorn delight.



Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

Ingredients:

5 cups sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ tsp. salt

12 oz. (1 can) evaporated milk

4 drops food coloring: HERE is a set of colors to check out

32 cups popped popcorn, place into a large bowl discarding any corn that didn’t pop
A GOOD candy thermometer.  Click HERE to see this one 

Sixlet candies, CLICK HERE for a Halloween mix

Directions:

In a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, vanilla, salt, vanilla, evaporated milk and food coloring. 

Attach candy thermometer to the side of the pan. 

This is important and be sure it is working properly – buy a new one if you have a question. 

Be sure the end of the candy thermometer, the bulb does NOT touch the bottom of the pan, yet in the mixture. 

STIRRING CONSTANTLY cook over medium-high heat until mixture boils. 

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

When it comes to a boil turn down to medium; continue stirring until the thermometer reaches 235 degrees.Pour the candy mixture over the popcorn and toss gently till completely coated.

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

Stir gently, turning from the bottom bringing the candy mixture up to the top.



In the beginning the candy coating on the popcorn will be shiny.

Continue to stir gently; pulling from the bottom to the top.

Then in about 2-3 minutes –

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

POOF the MAGIC happens!

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

The candy coating sugars and becomes that wonderful throw-back candy we can still enjoy today.

Recipe by Carrie Groneman, adapted  from Melinda Forbush’s recipe.

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

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