Homemade candy is a wonderful way to show your love to family and friends during the Christmas season. When you're ready to pull out all the stops, choose from our most spectacular candy recipes that the lucky recipients will remember throughout the year.
Brush white chocolate, followed by bittersweet, onto a plastic wood-grain texture mat to create the elegant rustic finish on this bark. In place of almonds, you could use pecans, crushed peppermints, or toffee pieces. For gift-giving, tie the bark with a pretty ribbon and finish with a faux-bois gift tag.
These gemlike candies (popular in France, where they are known as "pate de fruits") are made with fruit juice and fruit preserves for an intense flavor. Use any combination you like, such as apple juice and apricot preserves, grape juice and jam, pomegranate juice and raspberry preserves, or strawberry-apple juice and strawberry jam.
Peanut brittle is just the beginning! Use our basic brittle recipe as a jumping-off point to create delightful variations on the classic, including:
Dark rum and vanilla add their rich, nuanced flavors to the caramel that coats toasted pecan halves in this delightful Christmas candy recipe. The bottoms of the clusters are coated in a layer of bittersweet chocolate, providing the perfect balance for the sweetness of the caramel. To create gift boxes for these candies, simply follow our packaging how-to.
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