Candy Gift Recipes – Edition

Hi readers! I’m taking the next two weeks off for the holidays. Be back in 2011. And here’s one last news post to tide y’all over: more homemade candy recipes, this time via chocolate-dipped salted caramels (YUM!) and orange marmalade truffles. If you’d like to expand your range to more than just candy, they…

Bees and Beans Winter Line

I got a lovely assortment of Bees and Beans’s candy bars as a free sample. They’re “handmade from whole ingredients in small batches” using local ingredients from Portland, Oregon. There are three bars in the winter line: the Coffee bar, the ‘Bert bar, and the Honey bar. The Coffee bar was “coffee caramel with toasted…’s Holiday 2010 Gift Guide

I love Chow’s annual gift guide and have posted about it before. See 2009, 2008, and 2007. The 2010 edition contains lots of candy-related yummies: chocolate-covered cereal (looks like a classier version of Not Just Cereal), goat milk caramels, chocolate almond toffee butter bars, Haribo salty licorice gummies, and Charles Chocolates Pate de Fruit.

Jolly Rancher Awesome Twosome Chews

Could it be? Could Jolly Rancher have made an American version of the European filled licorice that I love so much with their Awesome Twosome Chews (received as free samples via the National Confectioners Association)? Not exactly. But they were still pretty good! They came in two flavor combinations: watermelon/green apple and cherry/orange. All of…

Annie B’s Caramels

I bought these Annie B’s Caramels at a very fancy design/decor shop. So fancy, in fact, that the caramels were all that I could afford in there. These caramels came in long rods, each about the size of my index finger, rather than in what I consider to be the traditional cube shape. I got…

Candy Gift Recipes – Kitchn Edition

If you’re the homemade gift-giving type, here are some nice candy recipes via the Kitchn for coconut ganache bourbon balls, caramel lollipops, and skillet toffee. Someday, when I have a real kitchen, I will somehow conquer my fear of caramelizing sugar and give those last two recipes a try!