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.

Toffee5---First-Place
1st place
Triple Nut Toffee
HoneyCaramel2
2nd Place
Honey Caramels
Snickers1
3rd Place
Snickers Fudge

 

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

Recipe submissions

Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow creme
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Combine sugar, butter and milk and cook to soft ball stage, stirring constantly. Turn off heat, add marshmallow creme and vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until well blended, then pour into buttered 9-inch pan, allowing to cool. Note: you can use 1 cup mini marshmallow instead of creme. Very creamy!


Susan Bergbeuer
Norris Electric Cooperative