Candy For Your Valentine

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Truffles|Candy|Pastries Like a PrRed Roses, dinner out, jewelry and candy headline the possible gifts for Valentine’s Day. Of all of these, candy is my favorite followed by yellow roses or tulips tied with a lavender ribbon.

So for this Valentine’s Day, I have searched my posts and come up with six candy recipes that will make any candy lover happy.  They are all easy and can be made ahead so there is no last minute rush.  You will notice I have a predilection for macadamia nuts for which I do not apologize.  They are among my favorite nuts that are definitely worth the splurge for your Valentine.

Just in case you missed it, I like to stack up shards of candy.

Chocolate Chocolate Truffles   

Leading the list is the truffle we were known for at the bakery.  We made thousands and thousands of these and Valentine’s Day was always a big Chocolate Chocolate Truffle day, whether boxed in singles, doubles, tens or twenties they were our biggest sellers.Truffles|Candy|Pastries Like a Pro

Salted Macadamia Rum Toffee

This is my newest ode to my most loved nut.  How can you possibly go wrong with macadamia nuts, rum, and toffee?  I am not a bit ashamed to say I hid these from my husband and ate them all…not at once, tempting as it was. Salted Macadamia Rum Toffee for Valentine"s Candy

TJ’s Cowboy Bark

 If it is quick and simple you are looking for, here it is.  Just melt the chocolate and pile everything on. TJ's Cowboy Bark for Valentine's Candy

Two Ingredient (almost) Fudge

This simple recipe is perfect for cutting out and decorating hearts for the one that holds yours. Fudge Hearts for Valentine's Candy

Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups  

This peanut butter filling is so smooth, it will make your reputation as a candy maker.Reeses Peanut Butter Cups|Candy|Pastries Like a Pro

Sweet and Hot Macadamia Brittle

Unfortunately, Mike saw this before I could ditch it. If you think salted candy is great, wait till you taste this brittle with a bit of heat. Macadamia Brittle|Candy|Pastries Like a Pro

So now you have a week to get ready to give your loved ones something unexpected and special made just for them.

I will be spending my 59thValentine’s Day with my very special husband.  I wonder if he has caught on that I hide candy – not always mind you, but on occasion.

Happy Valentine’s day to you and those you share your life with.

If you enjoyed this post, here are others that might tempt you.

No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Tarts
Triple Chocolate Heart Tarts
Hazelnut Meringues with Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse
Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes with Bailey’s Sauce

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