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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

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...


White Christmas Candy

During the holiday season a few years back, my husband brought this wonderful candy home from work. The co-worker who'd...


Chocolate Crunch Patties

This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always...


Fudgy Christmas Wreath

These are the perfect candy for your next Christmas party. They will be sure to disappear in no time.—Nancy Maguire,...

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...

Chocolate Fish Lollipops

A netful of compliments will come your way as soon as kids of all ages dive into these crispy, chocolaty...


Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter haystacks are one of my favorite desserts. I love to serve them to guests because they marvel at...


Peanut Butter Honeybees

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


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...

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

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


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...


Sugarplums

When our kids read about sugarplums in a holiday tale, they were intrigued...and so was I! In short order, I...


Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

This easy candy has a south-of-the-border flavor with cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, salty and crunchy, it's a great no-bake...

Chocolate Cashew Crunchies

This simple-to-make recipe dates back to my daughter's 4-H days over 20 years ago. The cashews and chow mein noodles...


Crunchy Peanut Bark

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


Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...


Fudgy Buttons

Not all of Grandma's recipes are time-consuming--her fast fudge proves it! She stirred up a batch for us grandkids every...


Pretzel Sparklers

"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of...


Holiday Wreath

My mom gave me this recipe. I look forward to crafting and sharing the wreath every Christmas. It's crisp and...


Viennese Fudge

The fudge recipe from my mother combines two ingredients commonly found in Viennese desserts—semisweet chocolate and hazelnuts. It's a staple...


Chocolate Raisin Truffles

These sweet morsels have wonderful flavor and are inexpensive to make. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

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Fried Egg Candy

I joke this is the only way I can get my daughter Haley to eat her bacon and eggs. We...


Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Just one bite and chocolate lovers will melt over these yummy clusters filled with salted nuts, rice cereal and marshmallows!...


Coconut Apricot Balls

These zesty confections are filled with fresh fruity flavor. They make a nice addition to any candy tray.


Macadamia Nut Fudge

Family and friends look forward to this creamy fudge every holiday season. The macadamia nuts make it extra special.
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Apricot Coconut Balls

I appreciate that these fruity candies are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. They're a nice...


Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch

I usually give a different homemade treat to my nieces and nephews every Christmas. This rich no-bake candy was a...