Literary Sweets

This post about sweets featured in children’s books on The Kitchn caught my eye. They talked up Harry Potter, the Little House books, the Chronicles of Narnia, and, of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Those are all good ones, but they left out one of my favorites – Brian Jacques’s Redwall series! That man could really whip up some amazing food descriptions: candied chestnuts, skilly ‘n’ duff, deeper ‘n’ ever turnip ‘n’ tater ‘n’ beetroot pie (okay, that one’s not a sweet. But doesn’t it sound delicious?). He even inspired a cookbook.

What are your favorite children’s books’ treats?

Easing my way back and homemade Butterfingers

Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement on my last post! I’m getting settled in to my new place in Durham, North Carolina. My apartment is still a half-unpacked disaster, but at least I now have furniture and, more importantly, internet access.

The latter means that I’m able to get back into candy blogging. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to unpack my photography set-up, so I’m not quite ready for reviews just yet. We’ll start with candy news posts for now, beginning with this recipe from Not Without Salt for homemade Butterfingers (via The Kitchn).

Their’s looks even more delectable than the original!