The best endorsement I can give these caramels: I turned them into Christmas presents. Malty, sweet, and just a little crunchy, cut them as large or as small as you'd like, wrap them in wax paper, and get ready to be everyone's favorite this year.
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Based on a bar with a similar name (and I'm sure you can figure out which), the combination of nougat, caramel, peanuts and chocolate is as classic as it is crave-able.
These bars are a serious undertaking. But lucky for them, they are seriously delicious. Based on a bar with a similar name (and I'm sure you can figure out which), the combination of nougat, caramel and chocolate is as classic as it is crave-able.
If there's ever a time to make nougat, it's now. Store shelves are just bursting with the stuff; but wouldn't it be better to whip up a fresh batch? The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook shares this sentiment and has a recipe for classic European nougat, more authentically known as torrone.
At this time of year, store shelves are full of torrone and its varieties. I spotted coffee, cranberry and pistachio versions on my last trip - I also noted the hefty price tag. Make your own, fresh, giant batch of soft, chewy (or firm!) nougat, and flavor it however you like.
Memories of crumbly, powdery diner mints made me slightly skeptical of this recipe. I'm glad I ignored my instincts. For a small amount of effort and time (and a little food coloring) you'll end up with a lovely assortment of densely sweet, lightly minted treats. Clearly, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook doesn't do duds.
If you've ever been to a fair-to-middling dining establishment, you recognize these mints. The resemblance doesn't extend to flavor, however; buttery, sweet and rich, they taste like little bites of frosting.