From hard to soft, and everything in between, candy is one of our favorite sweets.
It can be packed with regional flavors, or filled with the fantastic tastes of classic treats. Making homemade candy in the kitchen can be a cinch, and your family and friends will love the results. From Soft-and-Chewy Caramels packed with butter and brown sugar to the deliciously decadent Five Pounds of Chocolate Fudge—yes, that's what it is called and that's what it is—these made-from-scratch treats are incredible. Sometimes the simplest treats are also the most rewarding. Think of the taste of a pairing like peanut butter and chocolate and you'll be well on the way to a batch of Buckeye Balls.
For a true taste of the South, you also can't get much better than Classic Peanut Brittle. And for a big bite of the Big Easy, you'll want to make a pile of Pecan Pralines: whether you pronounce them 'prah-leens' or 'pray-leens' is up to you. If you still want that great Southern nut taste in a different candy, maybe some chewy Pecan-Espresso Toffee is the ticket. However it comes to the table, an extra piece of something sweet seems just what the doctor ordered.