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    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the pecans with nuts that you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Snowman Oreo Balls

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


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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


    Sundae Funday Bark

    Any occasion is the right time to serve this easy-to-make bark. The fruits—packed with flavor but not overly sweet—go so...


    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...


    Pumpkin Fudge

    Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

    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,...


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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...


    Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

    Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


    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...


    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...


    Cashew Candy Crunch

    I started making brittle in the mid 1970s and have been using this recipe for about 30 years. One year,...


    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...


    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...


    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...

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    Old-Fashioned Peppermint Taffy

    This taffy brings back many memories of my grandmother. I used to help her every Christmas Eve pull this taffy....


    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...


    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...


    Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

    My favorite kind of cake, red velvet, inspired me to create this fudge. If you'd like, spoon the candy mixture...


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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...