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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

Birthday Cake Fudge

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


Snowman Oreo Balls

Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...


Go Nuts! Coconut Caramels

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


Caramel Cookie Candy

These homemade candy bars combine a smooth, silky caramel over a delicate vanilla cookie. When you set a plate of...

Marshmallow Ghosts

Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand,...


Bugle Cones

Making these treats is a breeze. I simply whip up a sugary filling, roll it into small balls to resemble...

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham...


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...

Scary Eyeballs

Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats. But the peanut butter flavor is the best...


Microwave Marshmallow Fudge

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


Homemade Marshmallow Pops

Homemade marshmallows are fun to eat on a stick or to stir in your favorite hot chocolate. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture...


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...


Spiderweb Candy

These yummy candies call for just four ingredients and are so easy to make. They will be the hit of...

Midnight Mice

Put these on a plate and they'll be gone in no time! Kids will love decorating the mice with assorted...


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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with...


Salted Peanut Rolls

A Christmas gift of homemade candy is always a hit with sweet tooths. I dip these peanut rolls in chocolate,...


Spiced Chocolate Truffles

I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe...


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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...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I developed this recipe by combining some dessert recipes in my collection. The smooth peanut butter flavor earns rave reviews....


Caramel Marshmallow Treats

I created this candy by combining my husband's favorite cookie recipe and my mom's caramel dip. These sweets really appeal...


Licorice Caramels

Fans of black licorice won't be able to stop eating these gooey caramels. I appreciate their ease of preparation. —Donna...

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Chocolate Crunchies

My mother made these candies when I was young, using my grandmother's recipe. Now my daughter enjoy making them...with delicious...


Cow Pies Candy

A barnyard birthday party just wouldn't be complete without cow pies! The kids loved 'em once they got a taste...


Peanut Butter Cups

The classic combination of peanut and chocolate is one my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can't resist. They gobble up this...


Cherry-Pretzel Almond Bark

I love the contrast of sweet and salty flavors in candy. The dried cranberries in this bark adds taste as...


Penuche Fudge

This is a favorite recipe that has been in our family for over 20 years. My aunt taught me how...


Rocky Toffee Fudge

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