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Wedding Candy Ideas
June 17, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Cake is the traditional sweet treat at weddings, but that may not be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Candy never gets old. It can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for an elegant theme or a casual wedding. It’s also very easy to match candy to the overall color scheme. There are plenty of ways to get creative when incorporating candy into your wedding. Here are some ideas:

Candy Wedding Favors – Show your guests you have good “taste” with edible wedding favors. Did you know that you can get candies personalized with your monogram, photo, wedding date and more? This is certainly a fun and unique way to keep your guest talking about your wedding long after the big day has passed.

Candy Centerpieces – If you’re really a candy lover ditch the traditional flower centerpieces for candy! Some ideas include lollipop or rock candy bouquets, cake-shaped candy stacks and decorated jars filled with your favorites.

Candy Bar – This is the perfect way to play on the color scheme of your wedding and get creative with the display. Look beyond jars. Try vases, platter and other kinds of stands to add some depth and height. Make sure to add personality with your wedding logo or date on candy bags.

Homemade candy would be a wonderful sweet surprise for guests, showing your appreciation and personality. Here’s a recipe idea:

Baked Toffee via Miami Herald

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch pan.

Place butter and brown sugar in a heavy, medium saucepan and bring just to a boil over medium heat. Stir in 2 cups of the nuts. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips; when softened, spread evenly over toffee. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup nuts on top.

Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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