Dede Wilson

co-founder of

A Baker’s Field Guide to
Holiday Candy & Confections

A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections 
(Harvard Common Press)

The third in a series, is A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections, like all of the Field Guides, features an easy-to-use format – it’s just like a field guide! There is a full-color photo of every candy, Field Notes, which describe the candy, Lifespan, which details storage information and Habitat, which tells you where the candy originally hails from. You’ll find everything from The Easiest Fudge in the World, to candy canes, hollow chocolate Easter eggs, Fruit and Nut Stuffed Dates, candy Dreidels, truffles of all sorts, Indian Barfi, several marzipan sweets and a few lollipops as well. Over 70 candies are presented chronologically through the holidays and there are even suggestions for weddings – and even National Licorice Day, which happens to be April 12th! Many of the candies are great for making with kids and will give you fun project ideas for days off from school.