What We’re Loving: Herbed Homemade Candy


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I keep a peppermint dark chocolate bar in my desk drawer at all times, and I’ll snack on a square in moments of stress, or when I have a spare moment in my day, or just because it’s Tuesday. Mint is an herb that is often associated with dessert, but pastry chefs and home cooks alike are experimenting with a variety of other herbs in their sweet treats.

The addition of an herb to common confections is a simple and easy way to take your candies to the next level. And with herb season (spring!) about to begin, think about duplicating these recipes we’ve rounded up, or experimenting with your own favorite herbs, whether they’re from the garden or the grocery store! The results will be delicious.

I’m nuts for this Salted Rosemary Pecan Brittle. {from Bakerita}


Roses and chocolate mean romance, but how about roses IN chocolate? Swoon! Rose-infused Chocolate Truffles {from Bureau of Taste}


If I’m lucky enough to dine in a restaurant that ends my meal with mignardises, I choose the pate de fruit every time. But these Blackberry Basil Pate de Fruit have inspired me to make my own! {from Three Little Halves}


So, not exactly a herb, but lemon and herbs are a match made in heaven, right? Lemon Drop Candies are a great gift – they’ll think of you each time they grab one! {from Southern Fatty}


Salted Honey Lavender Caramels are great for cooks that want to add a classic, subtle herb flavor to their candies. {from Snixy Kitchen}


For the more adventurous, try these Fish Sauce Caramels with Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass. I’m intrigued, and can’t wait to try them myself! {from Cupcake Project}

Photos courtesy of: Jessica; Rachel; Aleksandra; Phillip; Sarah; and Stefani.

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019. 

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