Not quite candy but sweet enough to be, the much-loved Oreos also make an appearance on the Candy Box in powder form. "The slightly salt flavor and bitterness is meant to balance out the rest," Ben Moshe says.
For a little pop of texture, Ben Moshe next adds crunchy chocolate balls to the mat.
Additional texture comes in the form of caramel popcorn, which is spooned all over the mat.
Liquid Nitrogen Time
For the finishing touch, Ben Moshe created a caramelized chocolate mousse, "like a Mars bar," which means a table side liquid nitrogen show. First he sprays the mousse from a siphon into a bowl of liquid nitrogen.
A Smoke Show
When the mousse is mixed with the liquid nitrogen a burst of smoke forms around the dessert.
Letting the Mousse Set
A pause for dramatic effect as the mousse sets in the bowl.
Platting the Mousse
Ben Moshe breaks the mousse up with tongs into crater-like pieces and places several larges pieces on the mat.
The garden-like Candy Box is complete. Guests are given spoons and eat the dessert right off the mat/table. Licking the mat clean is not advised, although you'll want to.
Setting the Table
To prepare for the dessert course, a shiny "glass" like mat is placed on the table along with a tray of candy-filled porcelain jars and plates.
The chef arrives at the table with other tools and ingredients, including a bowl of liquid nitrogen.
Ben Moshe begins to plate the dessert on the mat. First down are the edible flowers. There is honey crisp, which taste like honey, and pansy flowers, which Ben Moshe thinks are the most aesthetic of the edible flower varieties.
Using those tweezers, Ben Moshe adds a few marshmallows to the "plate," which are flavored with tonka bean, a South American seed whose flavor is similar to vanilla. Thanks to a quick burst with the torch, there's a nice s'mores effect.
A German Favorite
Next comes the German candy classic, gummi bears, in not quite classic flavors: elderflower, passion fruit, apple-cranberry, and rosé.
Gotta have the Snickers
What kid doesn't want to 'Grab a Snickers'? For the Candy Box, Ben Moshe created a Snickers powder from butterscotch caramel and peanuts. He's also added some pop rocks in there, because pop rocks make everything better.