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Christmas Candies

Homemade Christmas candy is a wonderful way to show your love and seasonal spirit to family and friends. When you’re ready to pull out all the stops, choose from our most spectacular Christmas candy recipes -- like chocolate-almond wood-grain bark, fruit jellies, and pecan clusters -- to be remembered all throughout the year.

recipe

Making this bark (simply a sheet of chocolate studded with toppings) couldn't be easier: You can mix up a batch in about five minutes before chilling in the fridge. Try different combinations of toppings: nuts, dried fruit, unsweetened coconut, orange zest, or candied ginger.

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recipe

In candy-making, the goal is usually to prevent caramel from crystallizing. For this recipe, that's exactly what you want to do to in order to create the grainy, sandy-sugary coating beneath the chocolate. The pralines are also delicious when made with hazelnuts.