These peanutty bar cookies are jammed with Reese's Pieces on top for an extra pop of chocolate-PB flavor.
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Happy Halloween! For parents (and let's admit it, any among us with a craving for the sweet stuff), managing the highs—and especially the lows—of this sweetest of holidays can be a battle. One way to try and stave off those post-candy-binge crashes? Chow down on some pizza first...preferably of the ghoulish variety.
This year, when it came time to think about candy, we asked ourselves, "When's the last time you tried a new candy—just because?" We couldn't remember the last time, and suffice to say we made it our mission to rediscover the joy (and sometimes more disgust than joy) of trying a new candy. Check out all of our experiences here. (Glass of milk suggested.)
The idea is simple: classic pecan pie, plus candy corn. The candy corn melts so beautifully into the corn syrup and brown sugar mixture that it must feel like it's coming home; it adds a nice, vanilla-y sweetness to the pie that will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth.
Most fall and winter holidays are decidedly of the eat-in sort: Thanksgiving, of course, and Christmas (unless you have traditions to the contrary). But Halloween is less clear-cut, given that the only ritual holiday meal is a bucket full of candy. So tell us: do you tend to eat out on Halloween or stay in?
Happy Halloween, Serious Eaters! Here's a one stop shop for all your pumpkin, candy, carving, and drinking needs.
All Hallows Eve is finally here and we're celebrating by rotting our teeth on as much candy as we can get a hold of. We're also into anything sweet and spooky, like these awesome homemade treats from the SE community. Check out the zombified cupcakes, ghostly meringues, and more!
Tomorrow is Halloween and if you're anything like me, your cobwebs are up, your walls are appropriately blood-splattered, your pumpkins (which you've definitely submitted to our pumpkin carving contest) are casting their eerie, cackling shadows of doom. But...what's on the menu? From deviled egg eyeballs to bones of bread, we've got a slew of campy finger food projects to get you through your Halloween festivities in style.
Sometimes, if you hang around the Serious Eats office late enough, weird things start to happen. Like the time Max and I, clocking overtime to meet a tight deadline, decided that making a 7-layer candy bar dip was a reasonable undertaking. You ask "why,"; we say," because it's obviously the best idea in the history of candy!"
No restaurant in Chicago loves Halloween as much as Lula Cafe. How else can you explain the Logan Square spot's inclination to dress up every October 31st as a completely different restaurant concept. This year's theme is the most frightening one yet.
Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish.
In this ode to candy corn, a buttery, tri-color cake is layered with buttercream frosting and enrobed in chocolate ganache. It's the perfect un-scary Halloween cake.
Happy almost Halloween everyone! In honor of all the ghouls and ghost about (to say nothing of the strangely and barely dressed), we've collected some of our favorite offal dishes in the city.
While these cookies might not instill fear in the hearts of wee trick-or-treaters, they have a tasty cream cheese dough and are fun to decorate.
This quick and easy one-pot meal delivers a hearty serving of kale and pumpkin over farfalle, tied together with a generous topping of nutty Parmesan cheese.