Giftworthy Christmas Candy
Recipe: Peppermint Divinity
We restored this delightful turn-of-the-century heirloom, adding a delicious peppermint-flavored twist.
Salty-Sweet Nut Brittle
Recipe: Salty-Sweet Nut Brittle
This isn't your basic peanut brittle. Studded with peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds, this recipe might be our best-ever nut brittle.
Ginger Bourbon Balls
Recipe: Ginger Bourbon Balls
This fresh take on the classic boozy confection features gingersnaps, crystallized ginger, and melted chocolate.
Recipe: Fruitcake Bark
Forget peppermint bark—we're going all in with fruitcake bark that's layered with candied fruit, nuts, and white chocolate.
Recipe: Christmas Buttermints
Traditionally colored in a rainbow of pastel hues, these homemade candies have a crisp, buttery richness and a refreshing minty flavor.
Recipe: Buttermilk-Pecan Pralines
Simultaneously crunchy, creamy, fudgy, and sweet, these nutty pralines are a holiday staple.
Mississippi Mud Medallions
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Medallions
You can substitute mini marshmallows for espresso beans.
Recipe: Potato Candy
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: Citrus Mints
Use powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
Salty Chocolate-Pecan Candy
Recipe: Salty Chocolate-Pecan Candy
The hardest part about making Salty Chocolate-Pecan Candy is waiting for the chocolate to firm up before devouring it.
Milk Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
Recipe: Milk Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
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.
Red-and-Green Pistachio Bark
Recipe: Red-and-Green Pistachio Bark
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: Pecan-Toffee Shortbread
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.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels
A good Southerner doesn't let guests leave empty-handed. Give them a sweet sendoff with these addicting salty-sweet nibbles.
Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars
Crunchy, chewy, and full of cranberries - these bars are everything you crave during the holidays.
Recipe: Pecan Toffee
The tender-crisp texture of this rich toffee will quickly make it your holiday guilty pleasure.
Easy Swirled Fudge
Recipe: Easy Swirled Fudge
Stack Easy Swirled Fudge between layers of colored card stock and parchment paper for a simple look.
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies
Velvety Pecan Candy
Recipe: Velvety Pecan Candy
Make two batches of Velvety Pecan Candy, one each of chocolate and vanilla. Then prepare to see them disappear.
Recipe: Praline Pecans
No matter how you make pralines–with brown sugar or white sugar, evaporated milk or buttermilk–they are one of the paramount Southern treats.
Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
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.
Roasted Pecan Fudge
Recipe: Roasted Pecan Fudge
This delectable holiday treat received our Test Kitchen's highest rating.
Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
Recipe: Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
What better way to show your appreciation of friends and family than by giving packages of these delicious holiday confections.