OCTOBER 19, 2010 1:57PM

Salon Kitchen Challenge: Halloween candy

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Last week, we asked for your best apple recipes. The winner was Felicia Lee with her piece recalling how becoming a pastry chef made her change her strict childhood ideas about apples and enabled her discovery this delicious recipe for a bacon-apple-onion tart. We also had three category winners: Diana Adams with her Winter Angel cocktail, Linda Shiue with her spicy green apple salad and Lucy Mercer with her classic apple dumplings. Honorable mentions went to the great entries from Fusun Atalay, Sheba Marx, Grace Hwang Lynch, Theresa Rice, Janice Wood and Gary T. Czerwinski. Be sure to check out Francis Lam's full wrap-up of the challenge here.

This week, we're getting into the spirit of the spooky season. Halloween is fast approaching with all its creepy costumes, scary decorations, sweet candy and rotting teeth. So we're looking for your best recipes for Halloween candy, or what to do with all that sweet loot once you've stolen -- err, collected -- it from your kids. For a bit of inspiration, take a look at Francis Lam's recipe for candied bacon.

Be sure to tag your posts SKC Halloween candy and blog them by Monday, October 25th at 10 a.m. ET.

Please note that by participating, you're giving Salon permission to re-post your entry if it's chosen as a winner, and acknowledging that all words and images in your post are your own, unless explicitly stated. Adaptations of existing recipes are fine, but please let us know where the original comes from. And if you'd like to participate but not have your post considered for republication on Salon, please note it in the post itself. Finally, if you would like your piece, should it win the contest, to be cross-posted on Salon under your real name, please include that information in your post. In other cases, your story will be republished under your OS pseudonym.    

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Come with me mkjkj, I got something special for you!! Teeheehee!!

**Click Boom** Good bye!! Teeheehee!!

**Wanders back off into the thorn bushes**
I usually just wait till the day AFTER Halloween, buy up the nummy nummy candy cheap!!! Wooo!! Same with Christmas!!

You can keep that recipe, I got plenty!! :D
I think we have to break this tradition of distributing an inordinate amount of candy (sweets in the uk). The crazy quantities of unhealthy sugar no longer makes them "treats".

Cut up fruit instead.
Hmmmmm. I'll have to give it some thought.
Nice idea.
Thank you for the honorable mention, Emily! It was total fun writing it.
Jack Tar's gonna get his house TPd....
I love the kitchen challange! I just posted a good pumpkin smoothie recipe.