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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 grab-and-go snack for a parade. I took it to my school’s faculty lounge once and it was gone before recess! You can use different colored candy disks for various occasions.
—Bonnie Darr, Flagstaff, AZ

Nuts and Bolts

2 reviews

Since I was a child, we've made buckets of this mix each Christmas for everyone. These days, though, I fix...


Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Logs

A cookie exchange introduced me to these fancy peanut butter treats. They're eye-catching for the holidays and bake sales.


Peanut Butter Rocky Road Cheesecake

My classic chocolate and peanut butter pairing updates a tried-and-true cheesecake filling to pure creamy, crunchy bliss. —Jacyn Siebert, San...


Honey Peanut Squares

1 review

"I serve this soft, nutty candy every year at our Christmas open house," relates Norene Wright of Manilla, Indiana. "Honey...

Sour Cream Peanut Fudge

With both peanuts and peanut butter, this fancy fudge will delight nut lovers and sweet tooths alike. "Since my favorite...


Peanut Butter Mallow Candy

My children loved these treats when they were growing up. I still like to make them since they're so easy....

Curried Peanuts

I make a big batch of these nuts at least once or twice a week to satisfy our six children....


Nut Goody Bars

My mother passed this delicious recipe down to me—we both love to cook. One nice thing about it is that...


Caramel Nut Logs

1 review

It’s a good thing this recipe makes a lot—the wrapped logs never stick around long! They take a bit of...


Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cheesecake

8 reviews

After a co-worker shared a recipe for a great bar cookie, I made it into a cheesecake using my standard...

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

7 reviews

I created this pie in tribute to Elvis, who was my favorite entertainer, and to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town where...


Seasoned Mixed Nuts

8 reviews

These seasoned mixed nuts make great hostess gifts; or just tuck some in with a Christmas present. I often add...


Almond Bark Candies

I like to take these to school for the fourth graders I teach...they love them. The colorful marshmallows make these...


Almond Crunch Toffee

1 review

This recipe has been my claim to fame since I was 14 years old. One bite and you won't be...


Peanut Candy Logs

For a great holiday candy, try these delicious treats. They are so easy to make and the caramel and peanuts...

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Fudge

You don't have to be experienced at making candy to try your hand at this no-fail fudge. The simply delicious...


Peanut & Popcorn Balls

Young and old alike enjoy munching on—and makeing—these chewy popcorn balls. Young goblins especially like them around Halloween. —Lisa Allbright,...


Peanut Buttercream Candy

My cousin sent me some of these delicious nutty buttercreams, and I've been making them ever since. It's a wonderful...


Chocolate-Peanut Angel Sweets

These are the perfect treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Friends and family will be delighted to receive a box of...


Chocolate Nut Candies

I've been making these yummy candies for many years. With their three rich gooey layers, a little goes a long...


Four-Nut Brittle

Meet the Cook: We delight in being hospitable - it's the true mark of a country home...even if it is...


Peanut Butter Spritz Fingers

My family loves this peanut butter fingers recipe because they satisfy the need for chocolate and for something crunchy, sweet...


Chocolate Peanut Clusters

6 reviews

There are a few recipes I absolutely have to pull out every Christmas, and this is one of them. The...

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Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls

2 reviews

Kids love these colorful novelties, concocted from popcorn, nuts, M&M's and marshmallows, so they make great stocking stuffers. Instead of...


Peanut Butter Cocoa Bonbons

I'm a minister's wife and also have a candy-making business. This yummy pairing of peanut butter and chocolate produced terrific...


Chocolate Peanut Candy Squares

1 review

Several years ago, I took this recipe to my sister's annual Christmas cookie- and candy-making party. Everyone still tells me...


Nutty Caramel Clusters

1 review

Don't be fooled by the impressive presentation of these sweet candies. They're so easy to make, even our two young...


Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

3 reviews

I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom and...


Chunky Peanut Brittle

13 reviews

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now,...