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One of our family Christmas traditions is to make homemade candies. My absolute favorite homemade candies to make are caramels, like these Gingerbread Caramels. My kids love this Copycat Homemade 100 Grand Bars and you can never go wrong with Homemade Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Marshmallows in a glass of hot cocoa!

Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Candy Cane Marshmallows

Did you know you can make homemade marshmallows? It’s pretty easy, and like most things homemade they taste so much better! You can even dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Homemade Candy Cane and Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows are a fun holiday treat to make. They are delicious in a mug of hot cocoa and are great for holiday gifting!

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Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark

Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark pairs bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, almonds, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin and chia seeds for a delectable holiday treat. Dare I say that this is even a healthy homemade holiday treat? It is full of super foods after all! So, go ahead and indulge a little. It is rich enough that you won’t need to eat a lot, but it is oh soooooo good.

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

This Pumpkin Seed Brittle is just like your classic homemade brittle recipe, but without nuts. Peanut-Free Brittle is a great option for those who have nut or peanut allergies, or just want to try something different for their Christmas Candy making. This Peanut-Less Brittle still has a nice roasted taste that classic homemade peanut brittle has, so you won’t even miss the nuts!

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How to Temper Chocolate

Learning how to temper chocolate properly is essential when you want to make homemade candies, such as truffles or chocolate bark. Follow this how-to for all you need to know about tempering chocolate. Save these instructions for How to Temper Chocolate to Pinterest! Tempering Chocolate Because it is almost Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share this …

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Mocha Roasted Almonds

Mocha Roasted Almonds are an incredibly easy snack to make that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth without ransacking your healthy snacking goals. They also make great homemade holiday gifts and Christmas Candies. This recipe was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts. Save this recipe for Mocha Roasted Almonds to Pinterest! Creating This Roasted …

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Dark Chocolate Turtle Pretzel Bark

Classic pecan Christmas turtles meet dark chocolate bark in this Pretzel Bark recipe. The crunchy, salty addition of mini pretzels makes for an extra delicious sweet and salty Christmas candy treat! This recipe was made in partnership with Fisher Nuts. Save this recipe for Dark Chocolate Turtle Pretzel Bark to Pinterest! Chocolate Pretzel Bark Recipe …

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Bourbon Maple Salted Caramels

Bourbon Maple Salted Caramels are a perfect holiday gift for anyone who craves sweet and salty. Traditional salted caramels are enhanced with the flavors of bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla beans. Save this recipe for Bourbon Maple Caramels to Pinterest! Making homemade caramels has been a tradition in our house for at least five years now. …

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Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Bark Recipe

This Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark recipe pairs dark and white chocolate, milk chocolate chips, marshmallows, and mini candy canes for a fun holiday treat. Save this recipe for Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark to Pinterest! Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark When I was making my Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark the other day, I decided that I should …

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Black Pepper Candied Bacon for Santa

Spicy black pepper pairs perfectly with salty, savory bacon and sweet, golden brown sugar. Black Pepper Candied Bacon is a super easy treat to make this holiday season for friends and family. Maybe even for Santa! This recipe for Black Pepper Candied Bacon was written in partnership with Farmland Bacon. I have been compensated for my …

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Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites

Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites are a great non-traditional candy to make this holiday season! Well we’ve bypassed Thanksgiving and all of its pie recipes, and we’ve jumped right into Christmas with candy making. Truffles, caramels, fudge, you name it. It’s flooding Pinterest. This recipe for Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites is written …

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Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Do you need a fun treat for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something cute to do with the kids? These Homemade Marshmallows are so much fun! We’ve made them before as Chocolate Candy Cane Marshmallows for Christmas, but I thought it would be fun to dress them up as Valentine’s Day treats too! Still dipped in …

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Chocolate Covered Vanilla Fleur de Sel Caramels

Chocolate Covered Vanilla Fleur de Sel Caramels make an excellent homemade candy during the Christmas holidays. I have a thing for sweet and salty. My husband doesn’t quite understand it. He’s not a big fan of salt sprinkled on top of baked goods or sweet candies. For me, I think I need salty and sweet …

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