Celebrate the sweets of the season with these recipes for Christmas candy. Enjoy treats with friends and family, including classic candy recipes for bark, brittle, candy canes, chocolates, mints, pretzels and more.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS are sure to be sweet on the goody-filled gifts here. They're twice the treat, since you can eat the presents and the packaging!
CT's cooks made the sacks edible by brushing delectable white candy coating onto paper bags, then removing them after the coating set. Inside, they put soft caramels from Tina's recipe.
The project is that easy...so go ahead and prepare you own. Folks won't be able to "contain" themselves!
This isn't your ordinary rock candy! The difference lies in the almond extract Nancy Bohlen adds to the mix. "I regularly give batches to our daughter's Sunday school teachers for Christmas," she notes from her home in Brookings, South Dakota.
"This candy is one of those must-make treats my family requests at Christmas," says Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The buttery toffee, rich chocolate and crunchy nuts are a triple treat. Everyone who tries a piece asks for more."
The fudge recipe from my mother combines two ingredients commonly found in Viennese desserts—semisweet chocolate and hazelnuts. It's a staple in my home at the holidays. —Loranne Weir, San Ramon, California
When my mother was a child, my grandmother would make this as a substitute for expensive store-bought marzipan. I've since added the melted chocolate, which gives it more richness. —Betty Hartigan, Calgary, Alberta
Toasting the pecans before stirring in the chocolate adds to the richness of this easy-to-make candy. I usually make four batches each Christmas and never have leftovers. —Collette Reynolds, Raleigh, North Carolina