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Delectable candies easy to order and send for Christmas

(Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier)

(Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier)

This is the start of the busy season for the Pralines of Prescott store, and it doesn't really slow down until Mother's Day.

"We're going pretty non-stop," owner Mike Paquette said. Employees have been making more than 100 pounds of fudge per week.

Seasonal fudges are now available for Christmas including penuchi (made with traditional old-fashioned brown sugar) with or without nuts, eggnog and red velvet, the latter continuing on through Valentine's Day.

Pralines of Prescott makes it easy to buy Christmas presents since people can buy online at, buy on the phone by calling 776-9880, and then pay Pralines of Prescott to ship the goodies in gift boxes to any state in the Lower 48.

Paquette advises people to order by Dec. 15 to assure the sweets get delivered in time.

The candy store is located on the third floor of the Bashford Courts Atrium Mall at 130 W. Gurley St., across from the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott.

All the candies are hand made on site so visitors can just follow their noses to Suite #307.

They have no preservatives but still have a six-month shelf life if anyone can stay away from them that long.

The 23-year-old business is known for its Amish caramel, southern pralines and chocolates, Paquette said.

Its buttercremes in various flavors also are popular. And they make truffles, toffee and peanut brittle.

"When someone asks me what's the best seller I look at the counter and say, 'Anything,'" Paquette related.

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