May I Now Present the Awards for the Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown

The best thing about being the judge for the 2012 Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown is, well, being the judge for the 2012 Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown. Bring on the sugar rush, Baby.

With the challenge being to whip up a dessert incorporating their favorite Halloween candy, my fellow scribes cooked, crafted, and, overall, helped the bottom lines of Valley candy sellers with their all treat-no trick creations.

My challenge: to choose the winner -- or in this case, winners.

And for this spooky-themed showdown, I've decided to hand out the awards based on some of my favorite monsters.

The best part? You can try the ones that make your sweet tooth tingle simply by clicking on the links and scoring the recipes.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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