Giftworthy Christmas Candy
Spread some cheer and whip up a batch of these shareable treats.
You can substitute mini marshmallows for espresso beans.
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Medallions
This old-school candy reminds us of divinity and other traditional homemade Southern sweets. The recipe is a testament to the genius of thrifty cooks who based the confection on leftover mashed potatoes.
Recipe: Potato Candy
Use powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
Recipe: Citrus Mints
The hardest part about making Salty Chocolate-Pecan Candy is waiting for the chocolate to firm up before devouring it.
- Recipe: Salty Chocolate-Pecan Candy
As if milk chocolate morsels and peppermint candies weren't perfect enough a mixture, we added rich cream-and-mint-filled chocolate sandwich cookies and salty pretzel sticks to our peppermint bark. This recipe is great for giving as gifts, but be sure to save a few pieces as a holiday treat for yourself.
- Recipe: Milk Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
This delectable holiday treat received our Test Kitchen's highest rating.
- Recipe: Roasted Pecan Fudge
Sometimes a rich, bite-sized nibble does the trick, whether enjoyed as a pampering pick-me-up or given as a special holiday gift.
- Recipe: Red-and-Green Pistachio Bark
Shortbread serves as a base for this chocolaty pecan toffee. Pecan-Toffee Shortbread makes excellent food gifts, but make extra because it'll be hard to give this sweet treat away.
- Recipe: Pecan-Toffee Shortbread
A good Southerner doesn't let guests leave empty-handed. Give them a sweet sendoff with these addicting salty-sweet nibbles.
What better way to show your appreciation of friends and family than by giving packages of these delicious holiday confections.
- Recipe: Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
Crunchy, chewy, and full of cranberries - these bars are everything you crave during the holidays.
The tender-crisp texture of this rich toffee will quickly make it your holiday guilty pleasure.
- Recipe: Pecan Toffee
Stack Easy Swirled Fudge between layers of colored card stock and parchment paper for a simple look.
- Recipe: Easy Swirled Fudge
Make two batches of Velvety Pecan Candy, one each of chocolate and vanilla. Then prepare to see them disappear.
- Recipe: Velvety Pecan Candy
No matter how you make pralines–with brown sugar or white sugar, evaporated milk or buttermilk–they are one of the paramount Southern treats.
- Recipe: Praline Pecans
Great things come in small packages! These pecan pie bites are small but full of flavor and just the right size for pass-along party desserts.
- Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites