Hudson Valley Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Edition
There are only a few days left until Santa slides down the chimney, but that’s still plenty of time to pick up some delicious, sugary holiday treats to stuff stockings. From chocolates and candy canes to floral fruit jams, here are a few of our favorite Hudson Valley-made products.
Property of Bartlett House
Satisfy a sweet tooth with something other than candy. At this favorite Columbia County bakery, the house-made jams come in a variety of alluring, sophisticated flavors, including beet-blackberry, blueberry-rose, strawberry-marigold, and cherry-apricot.
Photo by Crown Maple, LLC
Dover Plains; $4.95
Crown Maple’s most popular flavors — amber, Madagascar vanilla, cinnamon-infused, bourbon-barrel-aged, and more — come in affordable, mini-sized bottles for the person who thinks every day should start with something sweet.
Forget the Swiss Miss of your childhood; this molten drinking chocolate is seriously indulgent. Each 10-ounce container (enough for about 10 cups) is made with Dominican dark chocolate and sweetened with cane sugar and a hint of vanilla — all you need to add is milk.
Courtesy of Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company
Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, everyone will want a pouch of these Christmas “coals,” made with light-as-air vanilla meringues. (Some marshmallows for holiday hot chocolate wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.)
Large and in charge, these 12-inch, old-fashioned candy canes are shaped by hand. Along with this traditional treat, you’ll also find other stocking-worthy holiday favorites like molded milk chocolate wreathes and trees, almond clusters, and foil-wrapped chocolate balls.
Mount Kisco; $9
The Brooklyn chocolatier moved its factory and retail space to Mount Kisco in 2019. This year, the brand is partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a collection of 12 organic chocolate bars, featuring designs and flavors inspired by the museum’s collections. Better still, $5.50 from the sale of each bar will be donated to the Met, with an ultimate donation goal of $1 million.