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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

Pacoca

Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It's a popular sweet in Brazil, and...


Snowman Oreo Balls

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


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...


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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...

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...


Spiced Almond Butter Candy

Roasted almonds and almond butter take center stage in this delectable candy, but the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice really come...

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...


Nut Butter Cups

My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks fabulous. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them....


Mama’s Million-Dollar Fudge

No other fudge I've tasted comes close to the smooth, chocolate taste of this recipe, which my mother-in-law introduced me...


Hazelnut Toffee

The Willamette Valley produces a lot of hazelnuts, so this recipe truly represents our neck of the woods. I always...

Maple-Spice Cashew Brittle

Crunchy cashews dot this tasty golden brittle, and a hint of spice makes it delightfully different. —Annie Rundle, Simple &...


Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Toffee Crisps

My "crispers" are the ultimate combination of salty and sweet. They never last long because—trust me—they're addictive! Make the recipe...


Schoolhouse Peanut Brittle

I cook my caramel to the point where it’s a beautiful rich shade of amber. That gives it a very...


Halloween Candy Bark

My kids and I wanted to make a treat using the beautiful colors of fall and some candy that's special...


White Pecan Fudge

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

Butter Pecan Fudge

Toasted pecans add a nutty crunch to this creamy fudge, perfect for holiday giving. People always seem to rave about...


Festive Holiday Fruitcake Bark

Every year I make brandy-soaked dried fruit for fruitcake, but I always make too much. When I tried turning the...


Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

Love pumpkin spice lattes? Let these pale orange, fall-flavored marshmallows slowly melt in your favorite hot coffee or cocoa. Pure...


Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Nougat

With crunchy peanuts and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations are great to include on a holiday dessert tray or...


Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


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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...


Coconut Almond Bark

My chocolate bark featuring coconut and almonds is a great time-saver when I’m busy but need a treat to share....


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Three-Chocolate Fudge

I make this fudge at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. That tradition started years ago when I made...

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Christmas Crunch Candy

Treat family and friends to a yummy brittle for the holidays. Made with cashews and Rice Krispies, it's loaded with...


Chocolate-Dipped Lavender Pine Nut Brittle

Take a trip to the south of France with is uniquely flavored brittle. It makes a lovely addition to any...


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Grandma’s Divinity

Every Christmas my grandmother and I made divinity, just the two of us. I still make it every year. —Anne...


Strawberry Parfait Holiday Bark

One of my annual traditions is to put together holiday food baskets for family and friends. When I saw dried...


Maine Potato Candy

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...