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  • Overview
  • Candy Packaging Ideas
  • Clip-Art Candy Labels
  • Christmas Candy Wreath
  • Christmas Crafts Made of Candy

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Everything You Need to Know About

Christmas Candies

The holidays are a time of gift-giving, and there's no better gift than one handmade and from the heart. And if that gift happens to be edible? All the better -- after all, 'tis the season for pecan clusters, chocolate bark, and fruity gumdrops.

 

Are you ready to take a step into Candy Land? Let the whimsical wonders of the holiday season inspire you in the kitchen. Think candy cane mice, garlands of colorful gummies, and gingerbread (or peppermint!) houses decorated with sugary delights. For inspiration, browse our colorful and creative confection-based crafts. And if you want to try your hand at confectionery yourself, the how-tos of our Clip-Art Candy Labels section contain recipes for a multitude of homemade delights.

The holidays are a time of gift-giving, and there's no better gift than one handmade and from the heart. And if that gift happens to be edible? All the better -- after all, 'tis the season for pecan clusters, chocolate bark, and fruity gumdrops.

 

Are you ready to take a step into Candy Land? Let the whimsical wonders of the holiday season inspire you in the kitchen. Think candy cane mice, garlands of colorful gummies, and gingerbread (or peppermint...

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All About Christmas Candies

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recipe

This sticky Italian specialty, also known as torrone, has a light lemony bite, a honeyed sweetness, and a marshmallow-like smoothness that's the perfect backdrop to the crunch of toasted almonds. Get the packaging how-to for the Lemony Almond Nougat.

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In a stunning twist on the conventional candy cane, these minty cool sticks are recognizable no matter the exact incarnation. As was common when canes were first fashioned centuries ago, they're still hand-pulled, a task made easier by a second set of hands. Get the packaging how-to for the Peppermint Icicles.

recipe

Heady with ginger, clove, and nutmeg, these gingerbread caramels make sweet stocking stuffers and party favors. See Caramel-Filled Cones for the how-to. Caramels should be individually wrapped in cellophane or waxed paper to prevent them from sticking to one another.

recipe

Traditional fudge recipes require a candy thermometer and a fair amount of precision to get the texture just right; this simple fudge recipe is easy enough for children to make (with supervision, of course). The addition of mini marshmallows to the recipe give this fudge a smooth silkiness.