|Main ingredients||Dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices, sugar candy|
Comfits are confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy, often through sugar panning. Almond comfits (also known as "sugared almonds" or "Jordan almonds") in a muslin bag or other decorative container are a traditional gift at baptism and wedding celebrations in many countries of Europe and the Middle East, a custom which has spread to other countries such as Australia and Puerto Rico. While licorice comfits (sometimes sold as torpedoes)  are multi-coloured, almond comfits are usually white for weddings, but may be brightly coloured for other occasions.
A late medieval recipe for comfits is based on anise seeds, and suggests also making comfits with fennel, caraway, coriander, and diced ginger. These aniseed comfits seem to be a precursor of modern aniseed balls.
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- London drops, a similar candy sold in Finland and Sweden
- Confectionery in the English Renaissance