Have you ever wondered what kind of candy you might find if you went Trick or Treating anywhere around the world? Well Little Passports and I have teamed up to bring you a little sampling of treats that you (or your kiddo's) might enjoy....
We've all heard the stories of All Hallow's Eve when "Spirits" supposedly come out and play tricks on you - but did you know that actually Halloween was originally celebrated by the Celts to celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of Winter on November 1st which was the beginning of their New Year?
With Little Passports, which teaches kids about world culture and US history, you can learn about what types tasty treats are found in countries around the world, and the recipes to make them! Let's go on a little worldwide trip and do a little trick or treating of our own - virtual style! At the last house I've included a recipe that you might find for a treat to make at home!
At house #1 you receive a
One of the most popular candies in Australia is Violet Crumble. The name (as well as the wrapper color) was inspired by the chocolatier’s wife, whose favorite flower was the violet. This tasty treat is a chocolate bar with honeycomb toffee inside.
At house #2 you receive some
In Brazil you might try Brigadeiros. These little chocolate bon bons, were created in Brazil in the 1940s to support a candidate’s campaign who was running for President. This no-bake gooey, chocolatey, caramel-y treat is super easy to make!
At house #3 you try a couple
People in Sweden, as well as other Nordic countries, enjoy a type of candy known as “Saltlakritsis”. It is a black licorice candy that many say tastes salty!
At house #4 you get a box of
At house #5 you get a little baggie filled with
Hungary’s version of the popular M&Ms candy is called Francia drazsé. These are small chocolates coated in colorful shells, and are believed by many to be “the original M&Ms”.
Lastly at house #6, you visit South Africa and when you knock on the house at the end of the block, you get a couple of yummy Chocolate Crunchies.
Since you aren't likely living in South Africa I have a recipe to share with you and you & your kiddos can try making up some to share with your friends!
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
2 tbsp syrup
1 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for icing:
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients for the crunchies, except for the baking soda.
3. Melt the butter and syrup together. Mix in the baking soda.
4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients, mix well.
5. Press into a medium sized greased baking pan, about 10 by 8 inches. Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture together and smooth the top.
6. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.
7. In a bowl, mix together the icing ingredients.
8. Put in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.9. Pour the hot icing over the hot crunchies to cover their entire surface.
10. Cut into squares when cool.
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