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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...


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...


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...


Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes...

Chocolate Cream Bonbons

My grandmother gave me this tasty recipe when I was a girl. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of...


Chewy Apple Candies

This chewy fruity candy is a refreshing change of pace from traditional chocolates and fudge. It keeps well in the...

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

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


Popcorn Candy Cake

This fun cake's made of popcorn. It's sweetened with gumdrops and miniature marshmallows, so kids loves it!—Roberta Uhl, Summerville, Oregon


Nutty Citrus Candy

A friend shared the recipe for these refreshing tangy-sweet goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out...


Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies

A bit old-fashioned, these fruit-and-nut confections are both different and delicious. Munching on one is like biting into a fresh-picked...

Orange Fantasy Fudge

Orange and chocolate team up in this full-flavored fudge. My daughter, Melissa, created the recipe one day when experimenting in...


Apple Jelly Candy

Soft and fruity, these old-fashioned squares get a bit of crunch from chopped walnuts. Rolling the candy in sugar gives...


Cranberry Gumdrops

This unique treat combines two holiday favorites— the tangy flavor of cranberry and a sweet chewy candy. I've made them...


Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin


Double Chocolate Fudge

If you love chocolate, here's a receipt that's sure to please. This rich treat is a favorite of our family.

Maple Praline Supreme

This is such an easy dessert to fix well in advance and tuck in the freezer for a special treat...


Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

My husband Dale's grandmother fixed these fluffy marshmallows only for special occasions. Since she had no electric mixer, beating the...


Marzipan Yule Logs

For an extra-special treat at Christmastime, I shape these little candies using homemade almond paste. The chocolate-coated logs have cute...


White Pecan Fudge

Each Christmas, I package batches of this rich fudge to send to family and friends. It's just delicious! —Marie Draper,...


Festive Sugar Cubes

The Western theme at our son Scott's wedding to Tammie was carried right down to the sugar cubes! I decorated...


Two-Tone Fudge

With its pretty butterscotch and chocolate layers, this creamy fudge looks fancy. Suggests Jackie Hannahs of Fountain, Michigan. "It makes...


Triple-Nut Candy

I've been making homemade candy for years. Family and friends look forward to this caramel and nut sweet treat each...


Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends...

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Date Pecan Fudge

As a new bride, my Texas-born mother made this recipe to remind her of home. Now, when I make the...


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Saltine Toffee Bark

These salty-sweet treasures make delightful gifts, and their flavor is simply irresistible. The bark is like brittle, but better. Get...


Orange Jelly Candies

Making candy is my favorite thing to do. I've been collecting candy recipes for more than 40 years and have...


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Martha Washington Candy

Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this Martha Washington candy recipe is a cherished family tradition. We've even had...


Apricot White Fudge

This fudge has become a family favorite because of the luscious blending of flavors. I try to make it for...


Orange Walnut Candy

A friend shared the recipe for these tangy goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out by...