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Truffle Cherries

4 reviews

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

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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,...


Pastel Almond Bark

1 review

Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center...


Cranberry Cashew Fudge

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


Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...

Creamy Chocolate Fudge

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


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...

Gingerbread Caramels

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


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...


Marbled Orange Fudge

22 reviews

This decadent treat doesn't last long at our house. The Creamsicle flavor of this soft fudge brings on the smiles....


Maine Potato Candy

8 reviews

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

10 reviews

"The first time I made this candy, I knew it was going to be a big hit," writes Janice Brightwell,...


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...


Coffee-Pecan Marshmallows

1 review

Homemade marshmallows are extraordinary and bear no resemblance to the store-bought variety. These will soon become your signature Christmas candy!—Deirdre...


Three-Chip English Toffee

9 reviews

With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Layered on top are three kinds of...


Pretzel Bark Candy

I usually make this pretzel candy as a gift, but it's also fun to share at office parties. The recipe...

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...


Salted Soft Caramels

1 review

Velvety smooth homemade caramels have a sprinkling of kosher salt to create a sweet-salty sensation. Best of all, these caramels...


German Chocolate Pecan Truffles

My sister-in-law, Jennifer, loves German chocolate. With her in mind, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with nutty...


Honey Caramels

1 review

I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts...


Creamy Coconut Snowballs

3 reviews

My grandmother made these cheesecake-like bites for years. They store nicely in the refrigerator so you can keep them on...


Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


Chocolate Basket

You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...


Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

4 reviews

This recipe has been a family "secret" for generations. But I think it's too good to keep to ourselves. A...

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Cookies & Cream Truffle Balls

3 reviews

For easy truffles, I roll cookies and cream cheese into balls and dunk them in white chocolate. That’s merry and...


Cherry Chocolate Bark

2 reviews

This recipe from my daughter caught my eye because it reminded me of a favorite candy bar of mine as...


Caramel Pretzel Bites

38 reviews

I created this recipe wanting to make my own version of a pretzel log dipped in caramel, chocolate and nuts...


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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This marshmallow recipe was my grandpa's favorite. At Christmastime, he would be busy making homemade marshmallows for his family and...


Crunchy Peanut Bark

6 reviews

Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One...


Caramel Cashew Clusters

7 reviews

Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them....