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Mint Oreo Fudge

I altered a plain chocolate fudge recipe to create this festive mint Oreo fudge. Mint Oreo cookies can be used instead of plain for even more minty flavor. —Dawn E. Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

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...


Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, then you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of...


Cranberry Orange Truffles

Homemade truffles are a delicacy my family looks forward to every holiday. We love the combination of tart cranberries and...


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...

Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...


Almost a Candy Bar

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

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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Root Beer Float Fudge

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


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Caramel Truffles

These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make....

Cookie Dough Truffles

The flavorful filling at the center of these yummy candies tastes like genuine chocolate chip cookie dough…with no worry about...


Pecan Delights

A relative visiting from Oklahoma brought these and the recipe with her. Who can resist rich chewy caramel over crunchy...


Macadamia Almond Brittle

This is a nuttier version of a basic brittle recipe. I added macadamia nuts - my favorites - and the...


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...


Maple Walnut Crisps

If you like maple, you’ll love these dainty, sweet-and-salty crackers full of buttery, nutty flavor. If not, Mary suggests substituting...

Penuche Fudge

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


Crispy Mexican Truffles

Cinnamon, cayenne, and crunch! These chocolate truffles have an unexpected hint of heat. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon


Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Brickle

I love a soft brittle because the texture is wonderful and different. The flavors in this one remind me of...


Christmas Hard Candy

When you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with the wonderful scent of mint...


White Chocolate Fudge

This recipe is similar to one of my favorite dark fudge recipes. I'll frequently make my white fudge to give...


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 Peanut Sweeties

Inspired by my passion for peanut butter and chocolate, I combined a trusted recipe for peanut butter eggs with the...


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Pulled Molasses Taffy

Meet the Cook: French-Canadian children traditionally make this soft, chewy taffy on November 25, the feast day of St. Catherine....

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Holiday Pecan Logs

Meet the Cook: For 50 years, I've turned to this beloved recipe to make candy to give away at Christmas....


Cashew Caramel Fudge

Meet the Cook: A pretty plate of this yummy confection makes a great present! Cashews and caramel are such a...


Raspberry Truffles

As everyone in my neighborhood knows, Christmas is my very favorite time of year. I make many cookies, cakes and...


Buttery Almond Crunch

Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds...


English Toffee Bars

Meet the Cook: My mother and I get together every year around Christmastime to make this delicious chocolate-coated toffee, using...


Pecan Caramel Candies

Salty and sweet, these candies are the perfect little snack. Form a kitchen assembly line with your kids, and the...