One of the things I love about the holidays is the homemade candies. My mom always makes peanut butter fudge, million dollar fudge, plain chocolate fudge, peanut brittle, divinity and also sometimes buckeyes. When she lived with us, my grandma always used to make this delicious peanut butter chocolate thing in a pan which I can never quite seem to replicate. And potato candy. And caramels.
Oh my. Candy during the holidays!
I just stick to peanut butter fudge and writing this post is making me want to stay up even later and make some. My mom got our recipe from a lady in our church and it is the best ever. November 3rd is National Candy Day and I think it fitting that my first batch of peanut butter fudge this season be made on that day. So come back for the recipe and pictures okay?
In the meantime, I wanted a little inspiration for holiday candy this year — maybe it is time to branch out. Making my own buckeyes is calling out to me to be done. Not to mention my sweet memories of choosing the flavors for homemade hard candy. I think we will have to do that one too. If you are thinking about what else you can do with candy today, check out our post on crafts, activities, and games with candy.
Caramel Candy Recipe from The Life of Jennifer Dawn – Homemade caramels are one of my all time favorites! The store bought candies just do not compare.
Chocolate Covered Cherries from Cincy Shopper – I’m not actually a big fan of chocolate covered cherries but my mom loves them so I ought to learn how to make these and gift them to her.
Chocolate Raspberry Jellies Candy from Flour on my Face
Christmas Coconut Toffee Candy from My Life Cookbook – Toffee. Homemade toffee. Need I say more?
Christmas Wreath Fudge from The Monday Box
Coconut Truffles from Cincy Shopper
Edible Sea Glass Candy from Happiness is Homemade
Homemade Candy Buttons from Mom Dot – How adorable that you can actually make these for your kids instead of buying them? Aren’t they so cute?
Homemade Candy Corn from The Kitchen is My Playground – Candy corn is one of my favorite candies in the world, and I had no idea you could make it yourself. Awesome!
Homemade Sour Gummy Alphabet from Kids Activities Blog – Okay this is fun because now you can make the candy with your kids and then use the candy to work on preschool or kindergarten skills or phonics!
Homemade Star Candy from Sugar Aunts
Homemade Sugar Free Gummy Candies from Craftulate
Honey Lollipops from The Monday Box
How to Make Divinity from Premeditated Leftovers – Mom makes divinity too. Hers was truly divine and she always made some for me without nuts. I’ve tried a few times to use her recipe since I began married life but I never quite get it right.
How to Make Gummy Candy from Easy Peasy and Fun
How to Make Homemade Chocolate from Wellness and Workouts
How to Make Homemade Cotton Candy from Spaceships and Laser Beams – Oh my goodness, you can do this? You can make your own homemade cotton candy without that machine?
Maple Syrup Snow Candy from Happy Hooligans – Haven’t you always wanted to know how to do this?
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pinwheels from The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Peanut Butter Buckeyes from Cincy Shopper – If I had to pick a FINAL favorite, this would be the one. For sure. Buckeyes are the best candy ever.
Pumpkin Spice Caramels from Happiness is Homemade
Rainbow’s End Rocky Road from The Monday Box
Rock Candy from Happiness is Homemade – My mom used to make homemade hard candies too and I remember getting to pick out the candy flavorings. I think we need to do that this year.
Salted Caramels from Cincy Shopper – If there is one thing I love better than homemade caramels, it is homemade salted caramels.