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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

    25 Small-Batch Christmas Candies

    We love Christmas candy—but we don't always need several pounds of it! That's why we rounded up these holiday favorites...


    Pacoca

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


    Sugar-Free Easter Candy to Add to Your Easter Basket

    Not doing sugar? No problem! Get your chocolate and jelly bean fix with our fave picks for sugar-free Easter candy.


    Snowman Oreo Balls

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

    The 25 Best Deals on Halloween Candy for 2019

    From variety packs to the freakiest fruity candy, we did the hard work for you by comparison-shopping to find the...


    Grandma’s Best Christmas Candy

    Gram always made the best sweets, including candy. These tried and true candies will become favorites all over again as...

    52 Recipes for Homemade Christmas Candy

    Make the holidays extra merry with these old-fashioned Christmas candy recipes. From barks to brittles, truffles to taffy, we've got...


    20 Clever Desserts to Make With Easter Candy

    If you find yourself with an extra basket full of candy this Easter, try out one of these delightful desserts.


    20 Homemade Valentine’s Day Chocolates

    These homemade Valentine's Day chocolates may just rival that box of chocolates you saw at the store.


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    This Saltine Cracker Candy Is a Must-Make for the Holidays

    This salty-sweet creation is studded with toasted chopped pecans.

    30 Barks & Brittles for Extra-Happy Holidays

    People always crack a smile when they break open a package of homemade bark or brittle. Make these chocolaty, nutty,...


    How to Host a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Whether you're Italian through and through or simply love seafood (and holidays), use these ideas to host an unforgettable Feast...


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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...


    40 Vintage Peppermint-Flavored Desserts Because We’re Dying For Christmas

    We have over 30 ways to get your peppermint fix this holiday season.


    How to Make Copycat Peppermint Patties

    When you're searching for a sweet treat, look no further than this copycat peppermint patty recipe—just as good as the...

    Easy Candy Recipes That Make the Holidays Sweeter

    When you need special treats for family gatherings, an open house or to give as gifts, these easy candy recipes...


    25 Homemade Chocolates You Can Gift

    These scrumptious Christmas chocolates are the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.


    74 Sweet Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning

    The night before Christmas, hang these sweet stocking stuffers by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon...


    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


    5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

    Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential...

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    Vintage Sponge Candy Recipe

    Sponge candy is a true vintage treat that brings back memories of childhood and the corner sweet shop. Now's the...


    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...


    S’more-Dipped Cherries

    Dress up any Christmas cookie tray with these cute bites. Dark chocolate chips plus four other ingredients are all you’ll...


    Cranberry Orange Truffles

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


    Marshmallow Ghosts

    Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand,...