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Homemade Gelt

Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

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


Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

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Candied Pecans

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I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida


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This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania


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I experimented with many recipes featuring eggnog before coming up with this winning combination. —Richell Welch, Buffalo, Texas

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This is my favorite confection to make at Christmas. Not only is it easy, it's delicious as well. I like...


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When December arrives, friends and family eagerly await my creamy white fudge. It's a little something different from the traditional...


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A friend shared with me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them, and I feel so...


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Every evening for a week in December, my husband and I mix up several batches of this soothing candy. When...