Liddabit Sweets Cookbook Giveaway


Cookbook display at Liddabit Sweets eventCookbook display at Liddabit Sweets launch party

It’s here!  Last night, I headed over to 61 Local for the launch party of the Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook and to see Liz and Jen, whose delicious candies are a special treat in which I indulge from time to time.  It was terrific to see them, hang out with some of their other fans, and to get my hands on this book, a product of all their hard work and wisdom as candymakers.  Better yet, I have a signed copy (by both Liz and Jen) of the Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook to give away to one of you readers.

Liz Gutman & Jen King - Liddabit Sweets

What I really enjoy about buying their candies (aside from getting to eat them) is the liveliness and joie de vivre that they bring to their confectionery.  Naming a candy bar after Dorie Greenspan, one of their ardent supporters and mentors.  Coming up with better-for-you alternatives to popular mass-market candies, made with locally-sourced ingredients and not all that unpronounceable stuff.  Creating caramels that melt in your mouth but are different enough to make your tastebuds say, “ummm, ahhhh, now this is what candy should taste like!” I’ve not only sampled many of their treats, I’ve also gifted them to others to enjoy their craftsmanship as well.

Liddabit Sweets at The Brooklyn Local

These ladies are confectionery geniuses and are really super nice people to boot so it is my pleasure to support all of their hard work via my pocketbook and this website.  I grew up with a mother who explored candymaking for a while when I was a child.  Lollipops, if I remember correctly, came out disastrously awful.  Still, I learned a lot about how to work with chocolate and about making toffees and caramel from her experiments.  It gave me a lot of admiration for those who can get it just right and can turn out incredible-tasting products.

Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

This cookbook is not just about recipes.  It also gives you pages and pages of techniques, instructions, and real-life tips on how to make candy, layered with their pithy advice and stories about how some of their popular creations came about.  There’s lots of hints as to how to fix things when they go wrong and how to avoid having that happen in the first place.  They demystify the process of pulling together sweet treats in your own home kitchen, drawing from their expertise and experiments in creating delicious candies.  I’m sad to let this cookbook leave my hands, but I know that it will find a wonderful home with one of you.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only

To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite candy?

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline: Is Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)

The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook giveaway. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.

Buon appetito!


  1. gail

    reeses pieces

  2. Shannon Baas
    Shannon Baas10-10-2012

    Peanut butter cups.

  3. Tamar

    I like milk chocolate and caramel.

  4. Chrissy Nestor
    Chrissy Nestor10-10-2012

    Toffee, I am addicted to the stuff lol

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  5. angie

    I love Peppermint Patties.

  6. Carole Resnick
    Carole Resnick10-11-2012

    anything with mint or peans

  7. Christine

    almond joy

  8. Daniel M
    Daniel M10-11-2012

    lately it’s been m&ms!

  9. Amber Warfield
    Amber Warfield10-12-2012

    My favorite candy is truffles. I would love this book though. Every Christmas I make candy as gifts and I’m getting better through the years. There are just no good books out there related to candy making!

  10. Brittany B
    Brittany B10-12-2012

    I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter. My two favorite things.
    Thanks for this chance :)

  11. Lisa Sliwa
    Lisa Sliwa10-13-2012

    My favorite candy – penuche!

  12. Karen Gonyea
    Karen Gonyea10-13-2012

    Snickers :)

  13. shawna

    Pretzel m&m’s,

  14. ten b
    ten b10-14-2012

    reeses peanut butter cups

  15. Laura

    Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE Snickers!!!

  16. christal c
    christal c10-14-2012

    My favorite candy is M&M’s

  17. Christine Treece
    Christine Treece10-14-2012

    My favourite candies are caramels . . . so good!

    Thanks :)

  18. Ambre W.
    Ambre W.10-14-2012

    Junior mints

  19. Sand

    I love chocolate turtles!

  20. Brittney House
    Brittney House10-15-2012

    I love twizzlers and kitkats

  21. susan smoaks
    susan smoaks10-15-2012

    my favorite candy is salt water taffy!

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  23. Robin

    For pure sweet, I’d say Skor or Heath bars.

    But since I love the salty more, then probably chocolate covered pretzels.

  24. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand10-15-2012

    Thank you for all these fantastic comments! This giveaway is now officially closed to new entries as of 12:00 pm EDT today. I’ll reach out to the winner and post the results when I have a confirmation response.

  25. Cheryl Reinhardt
    Cheryl Reinhardt10-15-2012

    Red Licorice has always been my favorite since I was a child

  26. Robert Pyszk
    Robert Pyszk10-15-2012

    My favorite candy is chocolate and peanut butter cups

  27. liz lew
    liz lew10-15-2012

    Tootsie rolls!!

  28. Ellen

    Good n Plenty