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Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch to the holiday spice of gingersnaps. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Coconut Bonbons

4 reviews

These candies are perfect for any holiday. I like to decorate the tops with a miniature sugar flower or novelty...


Truffle Cherries

4 reviews

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


Caramel Pretzel Sticks

13 reviews

Homemade caramel, smooth almond bark and chopped nuts make these pretzel rods sinfully delicious. This treat is always a huge...


Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

1 review

This easy candy has a south-of-the-border flavor with cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, salty and crunchy, it's a great no-bake...

Perfect Chocolate Fudge

3 reviews

This rich chocolate fudge is sure to delight someone you love. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas


Gingerbread Truffles

I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends...

Milk Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

3 reviews

Although they look fussy, these melt-in-your-mouth delights are actually a cinch to make. What's more, they're a hit everywhere I...


Fudge-Topped Brownies

6 reviews

If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for...


Chocolate Pretzel Rings

53 reviews

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you...


Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

1 review

These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...

Coconut Almond Candy

The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


Cream Cheese Candies

14 reviews

These homemade mints make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday treat trays. Pretty much everyone in my neighborhood has this...


Cranberry Cashew Fudge

What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


Rocky Toffee Fudge

A hint of Kahlua gives grown-up taste to the classic combination of marshmallows and chocolate.


Gingerbread Caramels

I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...

Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


Candy-Licious Fudge

3 reviews

A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true,...


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Mini S’mores

8 reviews

Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


Mocha Truffles

26 reviews

Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for...


Tiger Butter Fudge

My younger brother and I share a passion for candy making. This smooth and creamy tiger butter fudge is from...


Mocha Nut Fudge

6 reviews

I was lucky enough to inherit my grandmother's cookbook collection along with all of her recipe notations. This fudgy candy...


Coconut Truffles

2 reviews

These chocolate-covered coconut truffles can be flavored with a variety of extracts with delicious results. Making candy is a favorite...


Nutty Caramels

3 reviews

A cousin passed this quick and easy recipe on to me. We make it every Christmas and include the caramels...

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Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars

17 reviews

Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are...


Cookie Dough Truffles

162 reviews

The flavorful filling at the center of these yummy candies tastes like genuine chocolate chip cookie dough…with no worry about...


Kahlua Truffles

1 review

I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember...


Holiday Marshmallows

1 review

These soft homemade marshmallows are lots more fun than the store-bought kind and are so yummy, whether by themselves or...


Salt & Pepper Caramel Cups

With sea salt and pink peppercorns, these sophisticated treats will wow your guests. The festive little cups look and taste...


Coconut Creme Chocolates

4 reviews

I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...