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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 of the spices and nuts to suit our taste. My dad was a beekeeper and Mom always made a coconut date ball for Christmas. The truffles remind me of past Christmases and are ideal for something quick yet festive on a holiday tray. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

2 reviews

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


Easy Cinnamon Thins

When a co-worker’s husband came home from Iraq, we had a potluck for him. These cookies with coarse red sugar...


South Dakota Frito Treats

15 reviews

Yep, they're made with corn chips! These salty sweets were a staple after meetings at the quilt guild I belonged...


Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

10 reviews

You’ll love to give tins of these chocolate-coated cookies to your lucky friends. The shortcut holiday recipe is almost too...

Nutty Rice Krispie Cookies

4 reviews

My mom and I used to make these treats for Christmas every year. The no-stovetop prep means the kids can...


Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

2 reviews

With just four ingredients, these surprisingly easy clusters are guaranteed to delight both young and old alike all year round....

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bites

4 reviews

My son Micah and I love peanut butter cups, so we made them into a new treat. We entered these...


No-Bake Cookie Balls

28 reviews

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I...


Coconut Joys

6 reviews

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying...


Easy Peanut Butter Balls

3 reviews

"These simple saucepan cookies are a snap to make," assures Marg Mitro of Grafton, Ontario. "In fact, I can whip...

Texas Tumbleweeds

1 review

Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've...


Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate...


Black Forest Icebox Cookies

2 reviews

These rich chocolate wafers are the perfect complement to the creamy filling's sweet-tart tones. Chill for up to four hours;...


Kookie Cookies

3 reviews

"You won't be able to stop eating this sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy snack," assures Helen Bachman of Champaign, Illinois....


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

4 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...

Cathedral Cookies

8 reviews

Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light...


Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

1 review

Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. I often watch a movie while I put them together. I take a...


Fire Truck Cookies

I created these simple snacks as part of fire safety program at the school. The activities also included a visit...


No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

14 reviews

Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake Christmas cookies from our Test Kitchen. Dressed...


Cereal Cookie Bars

1 review

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and...


Cherry-Coconut Slices

1 review

My mother got this recipe from a woman named Emmie Oddie, a well-known home economist in Canada who had a...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

8 reviews

My secret to these rich no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut...


Holiday Rum Balls

16 reviews

I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. The treats are so easy to make...

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Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

3 reviews

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


No-Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms

4 reviews

Chewy and sweet, these easy treats mix Rice Krispies, cookie spread and chocolate kisses in an unforgettable spin on an...


Two-Minute Cookies

My mom used to pack these cookies into our school lunches. They're inexpensive and easy to prepare, so all seven...


Cherry No-Bake Cookies

8 reviews

I've always loved my no-bake cookie recipe, but I was never able to place at the fair with it. So...


Holiday Cornflake Cookies

10 reviews

I can't seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll...


Church Window Cookies

7 reviews

This is a hit with kids—the little ones just love the colored marshmallows! —Emmilie Gaston, Wabash, Indiana