I'm a total wet mop during Halloween. Every year of my adult life, the ghoulish holiday comes and goes without the slightest bat of an eyelash. I made plans to attend a party one year and even sketched out a costume, but nothing ever came of it. I flaked and stayed home. As a kid, it was very different.
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I bring you a monster-sized, cocktail nut-and-apple encrusted, spicy, brittle-based, chocolate-covered, and caramel corn and pepita-sprinkled candy bar.
Cayenne, chipotle, black pepper—they're ingredients you're more likely to use in dinner than dessert. But we love our spicy sweets. A little heat can be just the thing to contrast a cool granita, or play up the dark, earthy flavors of chocolate. Here are 15 spicy sweets we love, from spiced candied nuts to aji-chipotle chocolate cookies.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Spicy chocolate sweets are nothing new, but usually it's the chocolate that dominates, and not the spice. And that is exactly what makes these Cha-Cha cookies from Lark Fine Foods in Gloucester, Massachusetts unique. Cayenne-induced...