Baker Genevieve Ko Creates Truly Fun-Sized Halloween Candy For Adults Baker Genevieve Ko knows how to make Halloween candy really fun sized for adults. She shares her tricks for making giant treats that taste like Reese's cups and Twix bars.
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Baker Genevieve Ko Creates Truly Fun-Sized Halloween Candy For Adults

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Baker Genevieve Ko Creates Truly Fun-Sized Halloween Candy For Adults

Baker Genevieve Ko Creates Truly Fun-Sized Halloween Candy For Adults

Baker Genevieve Ko Creates Truly Fun-Sized Halloween Candy For Adults

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Baker Genevieve Ko knows how to make Halloween candy really fun sized for adults. She shares her tricks for making giant treats that taste like Reese's cups and Twix bars.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Tonight many of us face this difficult decision. Do we give away all the fun-sized Halloween candy, or...

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Do we squirrel away some of it for ourselves?

SHAPIRO: I vote squirrel.

CORNISH: Ditto on squirrel, so that's two. Though I got to say, we do not have to settle for those little fun-size candies tonight, Ari. Baker Genevieve Ko wants us to dream big.

GENEVIEVE KO: Giant candy bars - like, beyond giant - like, humongous, humongous candy bars.

CORNISH: On the food site Epicurious, Ko has simple tricks for making Halloween treats that are really fun-sized.

KO: And 10 inches is good.

CORNISH: That's the size of her peanut butter cup - quality chocolate melted, half of it poured into a 10-inch fluted tart pan and a filling made from dry-roasted peanuts, confectioner's sugar and a little peanut butter. Pour the rest of the chocolate over it. Cool, and serve like a pie.

SHAPIRO: And if you don't like peanut butter, here's another big option.

KO: Making your own huge Twix bar is actually really simple because all you really have to do is bake a shortbread cookie, pat dough into a pan and bake it. And then you're just going to coat it with a caramel that you make on the stove top and let that set. And once you get it out of the pan, you coat the whole thing with chocolate.

SHAPIRO: More like a Twix candy log than a candy bar and no pesky wrappers.

CORNISH: And no need to squirrel away the other Halloween candy, right?

KO: Well, I have to confess. You know, at the end of the night, if there are some of my favorites left, I do in fact have at least one or two or more (laughter).

CORNISH: That's Genevieve Ko, author of the cookbook "Better Baking."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WANT CANDY")

BOW WOW WOW: (Singing) I want candy. I want candy.

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