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.
4 sticks salted butter
2 cups sugar
1 bag Chocolate Chips
Small bag Slivered Almonds
Melt butter in saucepan
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.
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I like making them because they are my husband’s favorite!!