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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

    Pacoca

    Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It's a popular sweet in Brazil, and...


    Birthday Cake Fudge

    This decadent birthday cake fudge is the perfect thing to make your big day special. Or prepare it ahead and...


    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the...


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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...

    Sundae Funday Bark

    Any occasion is the right time to serve this easy-to-make bark. The fruits—packed with flavor but not overly sweet—go so...


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

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

    60 of Our Fudgiest Recipes Ever

    Chewy and rich, if it's fudgy you know it's fabulous. Bake up some caramel fudge cheesecake, frosted fudge brownies, butter...


    5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

    Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential...


    Vintage Sponge Candy Recipe

    Sponge candy is a true vintage treat that brings back memories of childhood and the corner sweet shop. Now's the...


    Go Nuts! Coconut Caramels

    I saw this candy recipe on a cooking TV show, but made some adjustments to suit our tastes. We make...

    Marshmallow Fudge

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...


    Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge

    I invented this confection for a bake sale at our children's school. Boy, was it a hit! The crunchy chunks...


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    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

    My sister shared the recipe for this unbelievably easy peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream. I prefer using creamy peanut...


    Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

    Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


    Peppermint Lollipops

    These lollipops can be made with any shape cookie cutter. Gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer—there are endless color...

    Candy Pizza Heart

    I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit my family's taste. They really...


    Almost a Candy Bar

    Says Barb Wyman from her kitchen in Hankinson, North Dakota: "Because I love candy bars and marshmallows, this recipe was...


    Cashew Candy Crunch

    I started making brittle in the mid 1970s and have been using this recipe for about 30 years. One year,...


    Spicy Chocolate Bark

    Warm hearts and heat up the holidays with this melt-in-your-mouth confection from our Test Kitchen. It sets up nicely when...


    Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

    These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, Illinois


    Nutty Caramels

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


    Rich Peanut Clusters

    It’s cheaper to make these bite-size morsels than it is to buy them in the store. Best of all, family...


    Microwave Marshmallow Fudge

    A batch of this smooth fudge can be made in minutes, so it’s perfect for a bake sale when time...

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    Pretzel Cereal Crunch

    A festive container of this salty-sweet treat was left in my mailbox several Christmases ago—and disappeared in a twinkling! My...


    Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

    I don’t drink alcohol, so after I’ve had company over for dinner, I have to do something with the leftover...


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    Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

    My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out...


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    Root Beer Float Fudge

    My children have always loved root beer floats so I came up with this fudgy treat just for them. Sweet...


    Old-Fashioned Caramels

    Before I was married, my future father-in-law would fix these creamy caramels at Christmas and send me some. The recipe...


    Create-A-Bark

    With a little imagination and varied ingredients, you can create a custom candy with this recipe that you'll love.