Homemade tricks and treats

almond croccante by david rocco

Go nuts with home cooked treats for your own Halloween party. All night long you will pass candies to the kids ringing at your door. But what about your family?

I compiled a list of 3 treats that are easy to make the day of the event. Beware, your family will ask you to cook it again during the Holidays. All recipes are from Food TV Canada.

1 | Almond Croccante

This is a recipe by the attractive David Rocco. You only need sugar, water and almonds to make this treat. The recipe takes about 3 minutes to make plus 20 minutes to let it cool.

On top of the written recipe, there is a video online where you can see how is is done. So you have no excuses to not make the Almost Croccante.

2 | Peanut Brittle

peanut brittle by anna olson

I got two recipes for you. Both seem delicious.

The first one is by the pastry chef Anna Olson. She and her husband are the owners of Olson Food + Bakery in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Serving it in the jar like Anna Olson’s Peanut Brittle did on the picture shows originality.

The second Peanut Brittle recipe is by the cheerful Michael Smith. On his Halloween Tricks and Treats episode of Chef at Home, it cooked more treat recipes and he explained the principles behind candy making.

This episode of Chef at Home will aired twice on October 31, 2007. You can watch it Wednesday at 10:30 AM EST or 7:30 PM EST on Food Network Canada.

3 | Almond Nougat

almond nougat by anna olson

Nougat is fancier so I got to include it. And this Almond Nougat recipe by Anna Olson does not seem too hard to bake.

Just make sure you got a candy thermometer that works properly. To succeed when making candies, you must carefully follow the instructions and do everything at the right temperature. One degree can make a difference.

Have fun and go nuts with sugar this Halloween.

Recipe: Almond Croccante by David Rocco on FoodTV.ca
Recipe: Peanut Brittle by Anna Olson on FoodTV.ca
Recipe: Peanut Brittle by Michael Smith on FoodTV.ca
Recipe: Almond Nougat by Anna Olson on FoodTV.ca