In honor of Halloween, Chow.com has some “make your own Halloween candy bars” recipes.
They look delicious! Working with chocolate can be tons of fun, if rather messy. I’ve made Chow’s chocolate truffle recipe before, and those turned out great! They also took me forever to make because my ganache broke a few times, but that’s really besides the point.
As soon as I have the time, I want to try to make the Peanut Butta Cups and the Twixt. Mmm! I think their recipes can be simplified a little. All that stuff about thermometers is precise, but I don’t think it’s really necessary for the casual cook. Tempering chocolate can be easily done in a microwave, and it works just fine.