I got my candy making mojo on a couple of days ago and with a little assistance from Mr Beeper. We managed to produce this assortment of candies over a couple of evenings. Having personally taste tested all of them, I can vouch for their edibility. In fact, perhaps they may be a little too edible.
Which is why we have packaged most of it up in these sweet pale blue boxes from Martha and delivered them around to friends and family. But if you get a little hankering to make some candy for yourself, here are links to all of the recipes we used:
(adapted by adding 1/2 tsp mint extract to the basic recipe and then dipped half in milk chocolate)
The cookie lollies on top of the boxes were inspired by the look of this recipe--but are actually an entirely different creation. They were made with oreos that I pushed a lolly stick into, then dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with the red winter berries.
Hope you have a sweet holiday filled with love, laughter and some lovely treats.