Kids young and old eagerly anticipate what kind of sweet treats they will find in their Christmas stockings. Delight good little boys and girls this year by whipping up homemade candy to tuck into their stockings.
This honey-sweetened brittle gets its airy texture from the addition of baking soda at the end of cooking. Package it in a cellophane bag sealed with an adorable fold-over "Season's Eatings" gift label.
Melted bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate in parchment-lined loaf pans presents many delicious topping possibilities. Try one of our bark variations below or experiment with your own favorite flavors.
Movie Theater Bark
Cherry and Orange Peel Bark
Lime and Macadamia Nut Bark
Pistachio, Dried Cranberry, and Toasted-Coconut Bark
Crackly Two-Tone Bark
Chocolate-Almond Wood-Grain Bark
Drops of bittersweet chocolate are decorated with candy sprinkles. Choose from either all-white sprinkles, as pictured here, or use a mixture of Christmas colors, such as red and white, red and green, or green and gold. This old-fashioned chocolate candy is a favorite with kids.
Half of a batch of peppermint candy is dyed icy blue and half left white, then the two colors are twisted together and allowed to harden into icicle-shaped candy sticks. The recipe includes step-by-step photos and instructions for creating this fun Christmas stocking stuffer.
To make this easy chocolate fudge, marshmallows are melted with cream and butter to form a smooth base, and then semisweet or white chocolate chips are stirred in. Cut the fudge into squares or create fun shapes using cookie cutters. Top with toasted nuts or crushed peppermint candies.
Fluffy homemade marshmallows are cut into squares and coated in a layer of fudge made from semisweet chocolate, evaporated milk, butter, sugar, and homemade marshmallow cream. These heavenly chocolate-covered marshmallows will be a big hit with kids and adults alike.
Arrange your choice of chopped nuts in small pools of melted chocolate to create simple, sophisticated candies for stuffing Christmas stockings. This recipe gives instructions for tempering chocolate, a process of heating, partially cooling, and reheating that aligns the chocolate crystals so that the finished product is firm and shiny.
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