There’s something so nostalgic and joyful about baking during the holiday season. Every year, my girls and I camp out in the kitchen for a full day—blasting Christmas music—making and packaging homemade candy for our family and friends. Delivering that box of delight always makes those long hours in the kitchen time well spent.
For this year’s candy box, I’m making Salted Caramel Peanut Brittle, White Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Aunt Mary’s Cherry Mashers, crunchy Peanut Butter Balls, and chewy Old Fashioned Caramels.
Making candy is one way to bring sweetness to your holiday season, but the memories made along the way with your family and friends—those are the sweetest of them all.
Let's get baking!
a sweet caramel mixture melted-down and combined with salty, honey-roasted peanuts and sprinkled with flakes of sea salt
white chocolate bark, layered on top of a semi-sweet chocolate base and topped with chopped peppermint
fluffy frosting mixture combined with chopped cherries and peanuts, and dipped in creamy, chocolate almond bark
Cocoa Krispies folded into a creamy, peanut butter mixture and dipped in chocolate almond bark
creamy caramel mixture melted down, cooled, and cut into bite-size pieces
grade A vanilla bean placed in a jar of quality vodka and left to age (the bottle with the darker liquid has been aged 3 months)