Two of the easiest candies to make during the Christmas season are brittle and bark. Neither involves any fancy tools, techniques, or know-how. Just a smidge of baking prowess and the drive to make some sweet and sugary delights at home, and you're ready to go! Our friends at Holidash
have the scoop:
On the brittle side of things, there are a myriad of options. AOL Food offers a bunch of brittle recipes
-- classic peanut mixes, cashews, almonds, and other tasty additions from coffee to butterscotch. There's also Candy Cane Brittle
, Peppermint Brittle
, Coconut Brittle
, or even a Classic Nut Brittle
spiced with rum and cayenne pepper.
Christmas Bark uses a similar idea, but subs in chocolate for that crisp, candy brittle. There's the classic homemade Peppermint Bark
-- something you'd pay a premium for over at Williams-Sonoma
, as well as Saltine Bark
, M&M Bark
, Chocolate Cookie Bark
, or White Chocolate-Almond-Cherry Bark
Which brittle and bark appeals to your bite?