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

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Chronicle Books, 2013 M03 19 - 159 pages
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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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
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Susie Norris is author of Chocolate Bliss, an artisan chocolatier, pastry chef, and culinary school instructor. Her award-winning chocolate business, Happy Chocolates, has been featured on Food Network and in More Magazine. She teaches baking and pastry arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and Sur La Table in Los Angeles and writes for ZesterDaily.com. Susan Heeger is a longtime book, magazine and newspaper feature writer with a specialty in food, garden, design, home, and lifestyle stories. From Seed to Skillet, her latest book, appeared in December, 2010, from Chronicle Books. She also co-wrote The Gardens of California. She was a contributing editor for Coastal Living and Martha Stewart Living, where she served as staff writer for several years.

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