Homemade candy has been a holiday tradition for hundreds of years. Readers submitted almost 300 candy entries of their family holiday favorites, making it a difficult decision narrowing down entries.
Ultimately, winners emerged as judges sampled from 14 different selections including a variety of caramels, fudge, toffee, hard candies and chewy favorites.
First place went to the winning combination of toasted nuts, toffee and chocolate in Linda Pittman’s Triple Nut Toffee. The Honey Caramels, submitted by Jerry Daugherty, were a close second place for their smooth luscious texture and Carol Walk’s Snickers Fudge placed third for its chocolate, peanut, caramel combo that tastes just like its namesake.
The five honorable mentions are: Chocolate Amaretto Snowballs, submitted by Nancy H. Peterson; Rock Candy, submitted by Diane Sherman; Pecan Espresso Bark, submitted by Barbara Wiesen; Nougat, submitted by Mary H. Hammann; and Maple Bacon Fudge, submitted by Dorothy Billington.
View all submissions below. There will be something to entice the sweet tooth in every family.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 box powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 – 12 oz. package chocolate chips
Add graham crackers, powdered sugar, and peanut butter mix well.
Form into balls.
Melt chocolate chips over low heat.
Coat balls in chocolate mixture.
Put on wax paper to dry.
Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Everyone loves Reese’s peanut butter cups and these taste just like them.