This is hands down one of the best homemade Christmas candies I've ever had. My mother got the recipe from a coworker who brought these to an office party. It's really easy to put together, especially since you use the microwave. I'm normally not a fan of microwave cooking but this is an exception. You could substitute the type of nuts. Mom made it with pecans but said it was good with peanuts too. Prep time doesn't include chilling time.