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Category: Candy and Confections

Halloween Candy Covered Fruit Treats …Costumed Fruit!

Don’t we all try to have as much fun as we can while still being as healthy as possible? I think most of us do have those intentions. “If I have the Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger and fries, then I’ll have a diet Coke instead of a regular sugary Coke.” Right?!?! These Halloween Candy Covered Fruit Treats fall into that category; sure it’s fruit, but it’s covered with a crunchy sweet…

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  This peanut butter cup recipe is an easy, no-fuss candy to make and one that we are all so familiar with. Customize them in a way you like best. Use milk, dark, or white chocolate, and sprinkle the top of the candy with sea salt or colorful sprinkles. These would be a Gr8 sweet for your sweet on Valentine’s Day or any day. Enjoy! Print Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Author Kyle Ingredients 1 cup creamy…

Yummy Homemade Marshmallows

Marshmallows are a super easy and even, dare I say, fun to make? And everyone is surprised when you offer them homemade marshmallows. It’s unexpected! We are all used to either the store bought puffs that are mass produced or the boutique gourmet pillows of white that cost an arm and a leg. Well, my friends, make a batch of these for a couple dollars (or less) then indulge and enjoy! The very first time I tried making…

English Toffee with Toasted Almonds

Every Christmas season I make pounds and pounds of this toffee for my family, friends and neighbors. The recipe is quite easy and delicious! The only tricky part can be the caramelization process. Many toffee recipes don’t require the use of a candy thermometer, but I wouldn’t dream of making mine without one. It comes out perfectly every time! I use a digital candy thermometer. The key is to keep the heat at the same temperature…

Minty Chocolatey Peppermint Bark

During the Christmas holiday one year my son (yes, you know who you are) decided that his favorite holiday candy was peppermint bark. I had bought several tins of peppermint bark from Williams Sonoma to give as Christmas gifts. After lugging the heavy bag home from the mall, I decided I had earned the right to open one of them and indulge. Crazy good! The next morning the tin was empty (yep, you know who you are). The peppermint bark…

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