By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
August 29, 2016
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Today, the world lost an icon: Gene Wilder, the star of the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (and countless other classics such as "Young Frankenstein"). Wilder was 83-years-old and reportedly passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

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To honor Wilder and say thank you for introducing most all of us to a chocolate flooded fantasy land we believed we might run away to at some point during childhood, we collected 11 candy recipes we think Willy Wonka himself might like. It's a tribute that only seems right:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rest in peace, Wonka.