Happy Halloween!!!! I made a Halloween version of my Caramel Crisp (check out the original recipe here) for my work today. Everyone loved it. I used chopped Butter Fingers and Reeses Pieces for the candies. I added food coloring to the white chips (it seized up in the microwave so I added a little bit of vegetable oil and put it back into microwave and it was okay, but still a little thick. Since I could not drizzle it with a fork, I put it in a pastry bag and used a ribbon tip) After drizzling the milk and white chocolate over the top, I topped it all off with some Halloween sprinkle decorations. The funny thing is the only containers I had to put it in were Christmas. Nothing like mixing two holidays together :)
I have lived in my apartment over a year and, little by little, I have been exploring the area of North Andover/Andover, MA. The other day I read that it was the first day of the season for corn. I waited until Ryan came home from work and we headed off to about 3 or 4 farm/farm stands. Some were better than others. I can imagine what they will be like in the Fall. Our favorite was Smolak Farmsin North Andover. They had such a cute shop that had lots of specialty food items, homemade donuts and ice cream, etc.. I was able to taste their homemade strawberry jam and I was immediately hooked. I have been collecting different jams lately fromStonewall Kitchen, York, ME. Those samples will get you every time. As soon as I tasted the strawberry jam, I knew I had to get it and make a yummy dessert. I found a recipe online from Recipe Girl, which I have adapted. Enjoy this buttery, sweet, fruity bar.