Recipes for Seasonal Confections

I would love some suggestions for your best bars, interesting cookies, small cakes, and fudge. I'd like something a little interesting and special, if possible. chocolate raspberry is a fvorite as is white chocolate with almost anything. I've also been wanting to make a butterscotch custard, but I don't know how I'd make that a small, transportable dessert, without making it a tart, which I don't want to do.

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • December 2, 2011


lorigoldsby December 4, 2011
One of the class' favorite confections in my "holiday goodies" class was a white chocolate bark with pink himalayian salt, pink peppercorns, and dried blueberries (or dried cherries) and sliced almonds.
ATG117 December 4, 2011
Thanks all, and appreciate the link to Shuna's videos, AntoniaJames. I never watched these and totally forgot they existed here.
AntoniaJames December 2, 2011
Here is some information on butterscotch custard: The recipe for the butterscotch is linked from that page. There is a series of five videos here on food52 starring Shuna Lydon at Peels in NYC, with Merrill and Amanda, explaining how to make a great custard. Here is the first: Above the videos are links to the next in the series. I have not made the butterscotch pudding, but I have used the method recommended in the videos and it does, indeed, produce a silken, smooth, luxurious custard. Have fun! ;o)
Greenstuff December 2, 2011
Holiday confections were the subject of a recent contest. Check it out at
bigpan December 2, 2011
I always like good old fashioned chocolate "bark". Dress it up by swirling white chocolate in it; add raisins or pistachio or candied pecan pieces. Make it taste exceptional with a sprinkle of sea salt!
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