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.
Almond Bark Fudge
2 packages White Almond Bark
18 ounce jar creamy peanut butter
12 ounces chocolate chips
Butter a jelly roll pan. Melt 1 1/2 packages of the almond bark in microwave safe bowl. Remove and add peanut butter and mix with electric mixer. Spread into the buttered jelly roll pan. Melt remaining almond bark with chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Stir when melted and then drizzle over other. Take a knife and swirl. Let set up and then slice.
Norris Electric Cooperative
It is so easy to make and taste yummy. It makes quite a bit so it’s good if you need something to take to a get together at Christmas.