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Candy and Christmas

Candy and Christmas

Wonderful Traditions

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year…especially if you have a sweet tooth. From light-as-a-feather divinity to rich, creamy homemade fudge and delicate ribbons of red-and-white spiraled spun sugar, ‘tis the season for making and indulging in sugary confections. Pretty little gift boxes of truffles, rum balls, and peppermint bark make delicious presents for special friends and family. Crafting homemade candies at Christmas is a lasting Southern tradition.

Our grandmothers could make Divinity with their eyes closed—they have made this classic Southern Christmas candy enough times to know when the sugar syrup was cooked to the proper stage so the candy would “set up”.  Sweet and nutty, with an airy texture much like meringue, divinity has deep vanilla flavor and tastes like marshmallow nougat.  The fluffy candy was as reassuring of her love for us as her hugs during holiday gatherings.

Multi-colored, gel-or cream-filled hard sugar candies and ribbons of peppermint are old-fashioned favorites to fill holiday candy bowls. Stockings stuffed with candy canes hang by the chimney with cheer, and more candy canes decorate the tree and mantle.  There are all kinds of ways you can use candy canes – hard or soft—in desserts and other sweets; Bob’s Peppermint Pie and Peppermint Bark are great examples. Other ideas would be to crush and stir them into ice cream or fudge, and roll pretzels coated with melted white or dark chocolate in crushed candy canes to make a sweet-salty snack.  Stand up candy canes around a cheesecake or a frosted cake for a festive dessert garnish, and add them to steaming mugs of cocoa or Peppermint Chocolate Coffee to swirl in a hint of mint. 

For most Southerners, it would not quite be Christmas without chocolate… rum balls to knock your socks off and hand-rolled candies like Almond Chocolate Balls with coconut and nuts. …. Creamy squares of Old-Time Chocolate Fudge or Chocolate Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy that melt in your mouth. … Shards of English Toffee topped with a layer of silky chocolate.

We love our nuts, too, and a variety of them, such as the almonds, macadamias,  cashews, and pecans, in Paula’s Nutty Brittle from Savannah’s Candy Man and pecans atop creamy, brown sugar Pralines and Pecan Pralines

Children adore crackly Popcorn Balls and cinnamon-flavored Donna’s Candied Apples. Look for red, green, and white candy corn to make them Crispy Rice Candy Corn Treats for school lunch box desserts.

It’s a sweet life for everyone during the holidays!

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Love this web site.  I needed some new recipes for our Annual “Taste of Chocolate” in February and you didn’t let me down. Thank you so much.  I can’t wait to try them-especially the Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.

Sue Bliss of Maroa, Il. 61756 on December 03, 2009 07:52 PM

I have tried nearly each of the above Holiday recipes. I loved them as well as family and friends.  Unfortunately, I have misplaced a particular sugared pecan recipe.So easy, it contained a small amount of heavy cream .  Can you help me out?  Going NUTS looking for it.

Thanks and Merry Christmas to all.

Paula Earabino of Boynton Beach, FL on December 06, 2009 07:47 PM

Paula thank you so much for sharing your recipes with everyone. I watch your shows every time I get a chance to. I hope and pray you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your whole family and that sweet Little grandson of yours.

Janet Shelton of Zachary, Louisiana on December 12, 2009 12:35 PM

Hey Paula!  I think this is the recipe you are looking for:
Pecan Praline Morsels
http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/view2/pecan_praline_morsels/

Happy Holidays!

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Hi Paula! You are my “link” to Albany, Ga. My husband and I lived there 20 years ago. I was in physical pain after I got back to La.(my homestate).I made so many good friends there. I still dream of Albany. Thanks for all of your shows. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Debbie Pylant

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