10 Easy Homemade Candies That Make Great Last-Minute Gifts

When you've had your fill of cookies, move on to candy.

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Jason Clairy, Clairy Productions Inc.

For teachers, co-workers, hosts and all the loved ones in your life, these candy recipes have two things in common: They’re delicious and deceptively simple. 

Caramel Candy
If you’ve never cooked homemade caramel, you’ll be shocked to learn it's a cinch to pull off.

Homemade Gumdrops
Only Ree Drummond could whip up homemade gumdrops with just four ingredients. Plus, look how pretty they are!

5-Minute Fudge
The recipe so simple my 8-year-old made a batch for teachers.

FNK SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Allpurpose Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Light Brown Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Plain Yogurt, White Chocolate Chips, Vegetable Shortening or Coconut Oil

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles
This is a cake pop-cookie dough mash-up packed with holiday flavor.

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No-Cut Chocolate Bark
It's a simple candy gift that kids can make from start to finish, with nary a knife in sight.

Salted Hazelnut Toffee
Dark chocolate chips are the secret to Valerie Bertinelli’s mouth-watering toffee.



Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Peanut Brittle
Chances are good that  you’ve already got everything you need for this sweet and salty treat.

Crunchy White Chocolate Orange Bark
This surprisingly simple recipe has earned a shining 5-star rating, so you know it's good.



Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sugared Pecans
Keep these in mind for folks who like a little salt with their sweet treats.

Candy Cane Truffles
You’re only four ingredients away from the most-decadent treat of the season.

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