As the holiday season rounds the corner, let us pause—and savor—the shift into long-awaited traditions while creating the space to make new ones. For a sweet start to the season ahead, we’ve gathered a few nostalgic candy recipes that bring you back to the wonder of Christmas. From old-fashioned caramels to classic peppermint bark, these treats are just as fun to make as they are to enjoy (or box up to share)!
Clear the calendar and grab those you hold dear, it’s time to get candy making!
chopped maraschino cherries coated with creamy chocolate and salted peanuts
honey-roasted peanuts cooked into a crunchy caramel brittle, topped with Maldon salt
semisweet chocolate layered with peppermint-flavored almond bark
a rich blend of peanut butter, marshmallows, and rice cereal balled and coated in creamy chocolate
buttery caramel flavored with bourbon, vanilla, and orange zest
From S’mores and Hotdish—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François
hot sugar syrup whipped to a fluff, flavored with vanilla, and cut into squares