The holidays and sweet treats go hand-in-hand so round out your gift list with festive, homemade candy.
December 06, 2010
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The Gift of Homemade Candy
The Gift of Homemade Candy Recipe Homemade goodies like candy are a thoughtful, budget-friendly gift. Feel free to get creative with your homemade treats. For example, these truffles also taste great rolled in espresso powder, coconut flakes, or fleur de sel.
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Graham Cracker Fudge
Graham Cracker Fudge Recipe This five-ingredient fudge recipe is one of the simplest and tastiest around—no candy thermometers required. The classic chocolate flavor accented with crispy hints of graham cracker is sure to delight your gift recipient.
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Chocolate-Peppermint Bark Recipe Finely chopped almonds and peppermints give this festive confection an extra crunch. Break the bark into pieces and serve on a platter or wrap in cellophane bags and tie with red ribbon for a memorable holiday gift.
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Comet’s White Chocolate Crunch
Comet’s White Chocolate Crunch Recipe Let children break the crunch into bite-size pieces once it has cooked and dried. This is a fun treat for fellow children, teachers, or Santa and the reindeer.
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Nana’s Christmas Caramels
Nana’s Christmas Caramels Recipe It’s hard to eat just one of these buttery, rich caramels so fill a colorful Chinese takeout container with a few dozen and tie with a pretty ribbon.
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English Toffee Recipe This chocolaty English toffee is easy and delicious and can make the perfect homemade holiday gift. A candy thermometer guarantees the best outcome when making the toffee but if you don’t have one, go by the color and look for a rich, caramel shade. Store the toffee in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze for up to a month.
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Rocky Road-Peanut Butter Candy Cups
Rocky Road-Peanut Butter Candy Cups Recipe Peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallows, peanuts, and rice cereal unite in these rich candy clusters. This five-ingredient recipe is family-friendly so invite the kids into the kitchen to whip up a batch for their teachers.
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Holly-Jolly Almond Brittle
Holly-Jolly Almond Brittle Recipe This three-ingredient almond brittle has a rich, buttery flavor that is sure to delight your gift-recipients. Package in a pretty bowl, cellophane bag, or paper-lined gift box. The brittle will keep in an airtight container for up to one week.
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Christmas Butter Fudge
Christmas Butter Fudge Recipe Need a bunch of little gifts for your friends, neighbors, or teachers? Gift pretty little boxes filled with this colorful butter fudge. Fudge will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Holiday Cooking
With over 400 recipes, Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Holiday Cooking is a must-have for every cook looking for home-cooked inspiration for their favorite holiday. Celebrate the season with these home-cooked holiday meals.