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    Snowman Oreo Balls

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small box of these cuties makes a delicious food gift during the holidays. —Carla Giorgio, New York City, New York

    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...


    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...


    Cranberry Orange Truffles

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

    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...


    Chocolate Truffles

    You may be tempted to save these chocolate truffles for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine....

    Bugle Cones

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


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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...


    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...


    Mint Truffles

    These chocolaty candies have such an appealing look and sweet flavor, it's hard to believe they take only minutes to...

    Pulled Taffy Candy Canes

    My grandmother always made these at Christmastime and said her mother did, too. The soft and chewy canes have a...


    Peppermint Lollipops

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


    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


    Mother Lode Pretzels

    I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...


    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...


    Brazil Nut & Coconut Bark

    I usually make these around Christmastime, but also take them to special events at our church. I love that they...


    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...

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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...


    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...


    Salted Peanut Rolls

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


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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...