With Halloween around the corner candies and treats are filling up American stores and being enjoyed more than any other time of year. For Halloween and the fall season a variety of seasonal treats start appearing again. Check out some of our American fall favorites!
Caramel apples are created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool. These are common in fall because it's the apple harvest season. During Halloween these are most commonly enjoyed.
The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time and featured also at Halloween.The pie consists of a pumpkin-based custard, ranging in color from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust. The pie is generally flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Thanksgiving is the most common time to find this dessert.
Maple Candies and Desserts
Maple syrup is used to make many desserts in the fall time. It comes from the sap of maple trees and is boiled down into a syrup consistency with a unique sweet flavor. Candies made from the hardened maple syrup or added to cakes, cookies, and other treats is a seasonal favorite.
Because of the huge amounts of apples available in the fall (apple harvest season) a number of drinks and desserts are made with them. Apple cider is made by pressing the juice out of these fresh apples and adding spices such as cinnamon and clove to add flavor. On cold evenings it is common to heat this cider and drink it hot out of the mug with added spices.
Candies Around the World
The U.S. isn't the only country with a sweet tooth though. With Halloween around the corner and candies in higher demand than ever, check out some of the favorite candies and treats from around the world!
Kookaburra Licorice: soft chew licorice available in a variety of flavors.
Mozartkugel or "Mozart Ball": a ball of green pistachio marzipan covered in a layer of nougat is with a dark chocolate coating. Named after and wrapped in the image of the famous composer Mozart.
Brigadeiro: A simple chocolate bonbon that's the national truffle of the country.
Both Haribo Gummi Bears: the original gummy bear and the Kinder Surprise: egg-shaped chocolate shell that has a toy inside are favorites
Chimes Mango Ginger Chews: real ginger and pureed mango juice make this chewy candy.
Botan Rice Candy: jelly candy with an edible rice wrapper and Pocky: cookie sticks dipped in chocolate, strawberry, and flavored toppings.
Cheong Woo: pumpkin flavored chewy candy.
Tejas: dulce de leche with dried fruit and nuts covered in a white chocolate coating.
Daim Bar: crunchy butter almond bar covered in milk chocolate.
Toblerone: Swiss chocolate in unique triangular shape with nougat, almonds and honey.
Turkish Delight: small cubes of gel made of mostly starch and sugar. It can be filled with various nuts or dried fruits and is usually dusted with icing sugar.
Licorice Allsorts: an assortment of licorice in many colors, shapes and flavors, Bassett’s Wine Gums: Chewy candies that come in a mixture of 5 shapes, each named after a different type of wine, and Cadbury Chocolate bars in a wide variety.
Reese's: A peanut butter filled milk chocolate cup
If you didn't already have a sweet-tooth, you certainly do now! What's your favorite candy or fall treat? Did we miss any essential fall treats? We want to know!