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Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines: Season 4, Episode 6


Holiday Candy

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!

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Salted Caramel Peanut Brittle

from Magnolia Table, Volume 2 Cookbook

a sweet caramel mixture melted-down and combined with salty, honey-roasted peanuts and sprinkled with flakes of sea salt

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

white chocolate bark, layered on top of a semi-sweet chocolate base and topped with chopped peppermint

Aunt Mary's Cherry Mashers

from Magnolia Table, Volume 2 Cookbook

fluffy frosting mixture combined with chopped cherries and peanuts, and dipped in creamy, chocolate almond bark

Jo's Peanut Butter Balls

from Magnolia Table, Volume 2 Cookbook

Cocoa Krispies folded into a creamy, peanut butter mixture and dipped in chocolate almond bark

Old Fashioned Caramels

creamy caramel mixture melted down, cooled, and cut into bite-size pieces

Homemade Vanilla

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)

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