How sweet it is!

Christmas candy contest results

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.

1st place
Triple Nut Toffee
2nd Place
Honey Caramels
3rd Place
Snickers Fudge


View all submissions below. There will be something to entice the sweet tooth in every family.

Recipe submissions

Toffee Bars


4 sticks salted butter
2 cups sugar
1 bag Chocolate Chips
Small bag Slivered Almonds


Melt butter in saucepan
Add Sugar
Stir constantly on medium heat until mixture turns a dark caramel color.
Add 1/2 Bag of Almonds
Spread into cookie sheet
Place chocolate chips on top and spread
Sprinkle remaining almonds on top

Place in freezer for 15 minutes
Flip cookie sheet over and break into bite size pieces

Taste like a Heath Bar.

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative

I like making them because they are my husband’s favorite!!