Slumber Party Sweet Treats

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Slumber parties are a time-honored tradition among teens. Along with the music, chatter, phoning, texting and late-night fun, you really must include a taste or two of something terrific to eat. Both of my recipes this month fit the bill. Make them ahead of time or include the prep time and cooking as a part of the evening’s activities. The coffee in the brownies is optional, but its inclusion offers a richer, more chocolaty finish to each and every bite.

> Quick Candy Bar Brownies
> Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls 

Heidi Billotto is a culinary expert who teaches cooking classes throughout Charlotte.