Awakening Your Candy Muse

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[img_assist|fid=2490|thumb=0|alt=Just Braise]The stores are packed with fancy boxes of assembly-line candies: OUCH! pricey too. So save a pile of dollars and make your own candy for gifts and treats at home. Making candy isn't hard, especially with good recipes packed with tips and hints. Is your candy muse awakening?

Everybody Likes Sandwiches (making caramel for the first time)... handmade fleur de sel caramels
Blog Appetit ... handmade peppermint bark rounds
Just Braise ... handmade dark chocolate peppermint bark (that's Stacey's photograph!)
Tartlette ... handmade marshmallows
Cookie Madness ... handmade best-ever almond toffee (the Cooking Light crowd is mad for what they call Anna's Almond Roca -- it's winning prizes)

Contributing Editor Alanna Kellogg cooks guilt-free vegetables for A Veggie Venture so she can indulge in her favorite recipe for graham cracker toffee.

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