When we think of old-fashioned brittle, we tend to think of a wallflower-like candy with a reputation for being innocent and innocuous. We couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to his fire-breathing brittle.
Nothing is simpler than tossing fresh pecans in a mixture of sugar, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then baking them to crisp praline perfection.
Once you try a homemade marshmallow, you’ll never go back to those bags of ‘jet-puffed,’ white, spongy things. These marshmallows are the real deal.
Ho ho ho. Time to melt some chocolate, toast some nuts and seeds, and cross some names off your list of folks who need gifts this holiday season.
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Studded with almonds and coated in silky chocolate, this roca–essentially toffee–is utterly impossible to resist. Give it as a holiday gift.
A popular ingredient in many confections, candied orange peel is also delicious eaten plain or dipped in chocolate.
These charming chocolate and rum buttercream creatures are known as Igels in Austria. Include them on an assorted miniature tray for a touch of delicious whimsy.
Golden caramels — literally, that’s what these are in taste, color, and topping. Decorate each caramel square with a bit of 24-karat gold for a glitter look.