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Homemade candy gifts

Not only is making homemade gifts fun, but it can also be very cost effective! Food Pro Devin Alexander shares her recipe for making candy bark that can be gifted for any occasion.

Pretzel or Candy Cane Bark:

Ingredients:

7 pretzels or 7 candy canes
1 pound of chocolate chunks
1 pinch sea salt

Preparation:

Using the flat side of a meat mallet, crush the pretzels or candy canes into bite-size pieces. Break up the chocolate pieces and put them into the top section of a double broiler. Get a good broil going in the lower pan. Using mitts (to avoid a steam burn), start stirring the chocolate mixture until no lumps remain. Stir in your pretzels or candy canes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the combined mixture over the parchment. Using a spatula, spread everything out evenly into a thin layer. Sprinkle the pinch of sea salt over the surface.

Stick the baking sheet into the freezer for approximately 20 minutes. Then, simply break the hardened candy into pieces. You can do some that are larger and some that are smaller - be decorative!

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