Category: Candy

Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy)

Sweet and Spicy Bacon is a version of pig candy featuring a kick from TABASCO Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Elevate your pig candy! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy) in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

Back to my back…

I left you hanging in June with the back pain …

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Ginger Orange Chocolate Truffles

Ginger Orange Chocolate Truffles are an easy confection you can easily make yourself for gift-giving--or just plain eating!

Disclosure: I developed this recipe in partnership with Gourmet Garden, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that rock my world!

Are you freaking out yet? I know I am.

I’m expecting 10 guests on Christmas Eve and my house is a disaster. I haven’t …

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Butterscotch Avalanche Bars

Butterscotch Avalanche Bars are a melding of two favorites into one treat that exceeds the sum of its parts!

For two years, I’ve been trying to think of a way to incorporate one of my essential holiday treats into my seasonal posts.

Not in an every-day-I’m-agonizing-over-it kind of way, but in a how can I make this my own? manner, because the recipe I’ve used since I was a kid is not my own. …

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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is an easy Christmas treat to make for gifting or grabbing for yourself!

Can you believe it? There are less than 3 weeks left until Christmas! How did this happen?

This year, I’ve teamed up with over 35 other bloggers for Christmas Week–welcome to Day 1!! Started in 2012, and hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, we’ve all pitched in to make your Christmas merry and …

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Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles

Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles - poet in the pantry

These Chocolate Cinnamon Bourbon Truffles are bittersweet with a touch of heat and oh-so-addictive! Special thanks to The Baddish Group for sending me a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon and Frontier Spices to use in developing this recipe. While this is a sponsored post, all opinions remain my own.

‘Tis the season for …

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Homemade Candy Canes

homemade candy canes

With Christmas only a few weeks away, we decided to try our hands at making candy canes this month for First on the First–a terrifying challenge, at least to me. Any time you’re handling burning hot lava and trying to fashion it into something edible, I get nervous. And let’s not forget, I wasn’t exactly …

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Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martinis

Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martini - poet in the pantry

There’s very little I won’t try to add alcohol to. Not only is the idea just appealing to me in the most general sense, but it can often give a wonderful dimension in flavor that wasn’t there before. Liqueurs are flavor enhancers that can take ho-hum treats to “Oh, wow!” status just by their inclusion. …

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Traditional Penuche

penuche

Penuche is a favorite Fall treat. Often spied at fudge stands at the various Fall festivals and fairs, I’ve always associated it with this time of year–even though you can get it year-round at any decent candy store. With no plans to attend any fairs this year, it was up to me to make my …

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English Toffee

Not Quite English Toffee

It’s been one of those push-push-push yourself weeks. I decided to challenge myself by committing to a few more projects, but they all converged this week–along with my birthday–and I had to set some limits. Including taking my birthday off to just enjoy the day and all the wonderful food that was a part of …

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Chocolate Malt Marshmallows

Chocolate Malt Marshmallows

Marshmallows–and by extension, candy-making–are a great metaphor for life. You want a sweet treat, so you decide to whip up a batch of something, following the recipe to a T, and you get a sticky, gooey mess. Instead of giving up, though, you beat your problem into submission, smooth it all out, and with a …

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