Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections

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Chronicle Books, Mar 19, 2013 - Cooking - 160 pages
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The beloved candy bars of childhood have grown up, but there is no need to go to the French Laundry to get your fix. Candy bar devotees Susie Norris and Susan Heeger show how to reinvent candy bars as they should be—thick and layered with nougat, crisp with toffee, and coated with fine chocolate. Familiar candy-store bars and other nostalgic favorites are re-created using the freshest ingredients, right down to the peanut-laden caramel and chocolate-drenched cookie crunch. A mix-and-match flavor chart inspires anyone with a sweet tooth to dream up custom treats of their own, such as covering marshmallows with molten chocolate. From the basics of candy making to tips on dressing up these luscious indulgences as elegant desserts, Hand-Crafted Candy Bars evokes the sweet memory of youth with simple, scrumptious sophistication.
  

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Review: Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Yum, but I don't like the layout. Each recipe references several other pages and references, which is a headache when you're trying to use a cookbook. I understand that a lot of the recipes use the ... Read full review

Review: Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book reminded me of when I was young and my grandparents would dedicate a room in their house to store all the homemade candies they made for Christmas. Yummy stuff! I might have to give the green-tea truffles a shot... Read full review

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Contents

Contents
6
An Action Plan
9
CandyBar Elements Ingredients and Tools
12
A Fresh Take on a Candy Classic
26
A Few Delicious Extras
56
Healthier Spicier Sexier
66
Fundamental Recipes and Techniques
96
Dressing Bars for Dessert
130
SHOPPING RESOURCES GUIDE
150
BIBLIOGRAPHY
151
INDEX
153
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Susan Heeger is a book, magazine, and newspaper feature writer with a specialty in food, garden, design, home, and lifestyle stories. She lives in Los Angeles.

Susie Norris is a Los Angeles-based author, pastry chef, and culinary school instructor. She is founder and artisan chocolatier of Happy Chocolates.

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