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Candy Review: Cinnamon Bun Bites

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Cinnamon Bun Bites

I fancy myself a bit of a pastry connoisseur, so when I received the samples of Cinnamon Bun Bites in the mail, it would not be an exaggeration to say I was overjoyed! Examining the package, my pastry-craving kicked into overdrive. I could smell the freshly-baked aroma of cinnamon bun emanating from the box. How did they do it?! I couldn’t wait to taste the delightful-smelling morsels of cinnamon and sugar. I mean, hey, these are by the same makers of Cookie Dough Bites, after all! How could they not be fantastic?

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Candy Recipe: Chocolate Covered Caramelized Matza Crunch

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Chocolate Covered Carmelized Matzah Crunch

(photo from davidlebovitz.com)

Even if you are not Jewish, you must RUN to your nearest place-where-there-are-Jews and buy a box of matzah. You must then RUN home and make a giant batch of this stuff. Seriously. Trust me – it’s THAT good.

When pastry chef David Lebovitz posted this recipe several months ago, I bookmarked it out of loyalty to a fellow Jew-slash-chef. Anyone brave enough to claim that this was the stuff of legend, AND be baking it a full four months early, had to be on to something, right? The recipe then got lost in a sea of bookmarks, until such time as another food blogger posted her version of this and reminded me of its existence. I will freely admit that I cut and pasted the recipe that very second and abandoned my computer to go and make some.

By the end of the day, I had endured several burnt fingertips and was surrounded by a sea of chocolate-smeared napkins. Not because I am a particularly messy pastry chef, but because I am an impatient so-and-so whose nose and eyes could no longer handle the absolutely heavenly caramel smell and the shiny molten chocolate layer on top. I ate rather more of it than I originally intended, AND I ate it before it was technically ready to eat, hence the scorched skin. Luckily for me and my Seder guests, the recipe yields enough that I had some to serve on both nights and even a few scraps to give the kids in the days after.

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