Whether for a great gift, a holiday get-together or your own personal enjoyment, tis the season for candy. There’s no doubt our list of awesome artisan and gourmet candies will continue to grow, but we have some great options to make your holidays just a little sweeter. No matter what your taste or budget, there are things on our list that you will love, too!
Karen and Jim found Brooke’s Candy Co. Old English Almond Toffee. Brooke is a recognized Indiana Artisan, and her 2-ounce handmade toffee bar was off-the-charts good. Brooke has a beautiful assortment of Belgian chocolates that would make delightful gifts.
Without a doubt, Dillon’s Gourmet Peanut Brittle is the best we have ever tasted. It is so very hard to stop eating this chock-full-of peanuts, thin and delicate brittle!
While not an artisan product, yummy and budget-friendly Kirkland Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are wrapped in holiday-red foil. A 60-ounce bag would provide ample candy for children’s gift bags or an office candy jar.
I’ve already bought Sweet’s Milk Chocolate Orange Sticks for my mom’s Christmas stocking! She and I share a love for all things chocolate and orange, and we love Sweet’s vintage look and taste. Try their raspberry or cabernet sticks, too.
Kopper’s Milk & Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels would be perfect for a holiday gathering because in one bag, you can satisfy both milk and dark chocolate lovers. The caramel and sea salt combo is simply amazing.
Would Christmas be complete without candy canes? We think not. Hammond’s Peppermint Candy Canes are handmade, and bring a traditional touch to the holidays. Hammond’s has other candy cane flavors to choose from, too.
John Kelly Chocolates will rock your Christmas with their luscious truffle fudge bars. Whether you go with classic peanut butter or a creative chile-chocolate combo, these truffle bars are decadently delicious.
Santa, please leave some Sconza Chocolate Caramelized Cashews in my stocking! Rich cashews, a thin toffee shell, smooth milk chocolate and sea salt make these irresistible snacks.
Toffee Treat’s White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Toffee is a delightful departure from the usual milk chocolate toffee, and owner ML Dubay’s commitment to give part of her proceeds to cancer charities means your purchase helps make a difference in a cancer patient’s life. Sweet!
Finally, if homemade candy is on your schedule, buy some Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips and try this Cappuccino Fudge. It’s an easy and impressive treat!
Which one of these goodies will be on your Christmas list? Leave a comment on or before Wednesday, December 12th and one person will be chosen at random to receive a special Christmas treat from Foods We Love!