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    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds for the walnuts. Want more fiber? Add a little wheat germ. —Amy Crane, Richland, Michigan

    Easy Puppy Chow

    1 review

    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Snack Mix

    3 reviews

    I love chocolate-covered strawberries, but that's a treat you want to make only on special occasions. With a little experimenting,...

    Apple Pie Snack Mix

    ????I love homemade apple pie, but I needed a simple sweet treat for my boys that we could take on...

    Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

    1 review

    My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a...

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    3 reviews

    Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....

    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...

    PB&J Chex Mix

    As a kid, I loved to add crunchy textures, like chips or popcorn, to my PB&J sandwiches. This mix has...

    Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

    This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl...

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    Football Cake Pops

    My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    4 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...

    Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix

    11 reviews

    This is a quick and delicious snack, especially for kids No one that I’ve made this for can have just...

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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...

    Cayenne Pecans

    These toasted nuts are crunchy and mildly seasoned. The cayenne pepper adds a little zing. —Phyllis Stanley, Avery, Texas

    Crescent Mac and Cheese Bites

    My kids love macaroni and cheese, and they love crescent rolls. With the help of my daughter Lula, I decided...

    Enchilada Stack

    1 review

    "I tried this fast flavorful casserole when I bought my first microwave 15 years ago," recalls Doreen Adams of Sacramento,...

    Santa Claus Cookies

    13 reviews

    Store-bought peanut butter sandwich cookies become jolly Santas with white chocolate, colored sugar, mini chips and red-hot candies. —Mary Kaufenberg,...

    Ice Cream Cone Treats

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe as a way for my grandkids to enjoy Rice Krispies treats without getting sticky...

    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...

    Mountainous Mandarin Pie

    2 reviews

    "As a chocolate lover, I created this creamy chocolate and orange pie to satisfy my cravings," says Shelly Platten of...

    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...

    Jalapeno-Pecan Cheese Spread

    1 review

    I like to shape this pepper jelly spread like a Christmas tree around the holidays, but this is a recipe...

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    Caramel Truffles

    23 reviews

    These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make....

    Striped Chocolate Popcorn

    4 reviews

    For a bake sale last year, I wanted to try something different. I’d seen chocolate popcorn in a candy shop...

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    Easy Holiday Fudge

    3 reviews

    A friend shared this quick and easy candy recipe with me. The holidays wouldn't be the same without it.

    Easy Breve

    If you prefer a creamier cappuccino, try a breve. The half-and-half cream creates a thick, rich foam that stands up...

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    White Chocolate Party Mix

    45 reviews

    You won't be able to stop eating this irresistible white chocolate party mix. The light, sweet coating is great over...

    Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

    9 reviews

    When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas

    Microwave Walnut Brittle

    2 reviews

    Looking for a snappy standout? This brittle is simple to make in the microwave. Plus, it'll bring on the compliments...

    Marshmallow Pops

    10 reviews

    Making these pops is a fun activity for a children's party because any age can participate. Customize them for holidays...