Ever since I was a youngster I’ve always looked forward to Halloween. Costume planning is a year-long thought process and the entire month of October calls for spooky celebrations. And on top of all the typical Halloween hype it’s also my mother’s birthday, which calls for double the celebrations!
Growing up my mom always hand-made our Halloween costumes. We would help pick out the fabric and she would sew up beautiful, one-of-a-kind master pieces. But in the hustle and bustle to get us ready for the local halloween-day parade, her birthday was often put on the back burner.
Now that my siblings and I have out-grown trick-or-treating we want to make our mom feel special on her big day. And because everyone in my family has a super sweet tooth, homemade candy is the perfect treat for a Halloween birthday celebration.
Sur La Table has a great selection of candy-making molds. They’re cheap and easy to use, from Cherries and Orange Chocolate Molds to Birds and Blooms decorative molds. They’re all priced at $2.95, so you can pick and choose which design suits you best, or just get one of each!
Depending on the size and shape of your desired candy some molds can make up to eighteen bite-sized chocolates. And there are designated molds for hard candy and lollipops too!
Simply pour melted milk, dark or white chocolate into the molds and let them harden. For hard candy the molds can be heated up to 375 degrees to make long-lasting suckers.
You’re homemade candy will be the best on the block, and it will have the trick-or-treaters raving for years to come. The molds are made of FDA approved plastic. You can also use the molds to make sweet smelling soap to give as holiday gifts!
And with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas coming up the candy season has only just begun. You can re-use your molds for each holiday. At such a low cost you’ll definitely get a big bang for your buck out of these sweet treat makers.