Disclosure: As a Little Passports Ambassador, my kids receive monthly kits from “Around the World” to enjoy. The post may also contain affiliate links. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.
Have you ever thought about what types of candy you may get while trick-or-treating in another country? Whereas here in the states we may get chocolate bars or gummy candies, the candies from around the world my be different.
Candies from Around the World
As the kids explore fun, new things from around the world with Little Passports, they can also discover new traditions in other countries. For instance, not every country around the world passes out the same types of candies we do. Each region has its own traditions. Let’s take a look at a few candies from around the world:
Brigadeiros, or chocolate bon bons, were created in Brazil way back in the 1940’s to support a Presidential candidate’s campaign. This no-bake gooey, chocolatey, caramel treat is also super easy to make.
People in Sweden, as well as other Nordic countries, typically enjoy a candy known as “Saltlakritsis“. It is a salty, black licorice candy.
A spicy candy made from the pulp of the tamarind fruit called Pulparindo, as well as sugar, spices and chili peppers, are popular in Mexico.
Inspired by the chocolatier’s wife, whose favorite flower was the violet, the Violet Crumble is one of the most popular candies in Australia. This delectable, tasty Aussie treat is a chocolate bar with a honeycomb toffee inside.
Believed by many to be “the original M&Ms“, Hungary’s version of the popular candy is called Francia drazsé. They are small chocolates coated in colorful shells much like the popular candy we know and love here in the United States.
South African Chocolate Crunchies
These crunchy squares have a delicious chocolate topping and are popular amongst South African children. Take a shot at making them yourself and see what you think.
(recipe provided by Little Passports)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup coconut
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup margarine
- 2 tbsp syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for Icing:
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix all the dry ingredients for the crunchies, except for the baking soda.
- Melt the butter and syrup together. Mix in the baking soda.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients, mix well.
- Press into a medium sized greased baking pan, about 10 by 8 inches. Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture together and smooth the top.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350° F.
- In a bowl, mix together the icing ingredients.
- Put in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the hot icing over the hot crunchies to cover their entire surface. 10. Cut into squares when cool.
Little Passports offers two subscription services… the World and US Editions. with both editions, the child will receive a package each month with various items from Sofia and Sam’s journeys. Plus, they will also send along a new boarding pass to access more games and activities within The Boarding Zone. Each plan is based on a 3, 6, or 12 month service… or you can subscribe monthly. The kits vary based on the service you choose.