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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 to the holiday spice of gingersnaps. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, 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...


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Rum Balls

Rum flavor comes through nicely in these traditional, no-bake rum balls. I like to make a few dozen at a...


Chocolate New Year’s Hourglass

COUNTING DOWN the minutes until the start of 1998 will be sweet indeed…
if you include this chocolate treat...


Crispy Mexican Truffles

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

Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars

Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are...


Apricot-Nut White Fudge

We look forward to this luscious apricot fudge recipe every Christmas. It's easy to make, and it melts in your...

Eggnog Truffle Cups

“If you like homemade eggnog, you'll love these elegant truffle cups,” Terrie Malsom, Vermillion, South Dakota, suggests a tasty way...


Pumpkin Seed Toffee

My kids are allergic to nuts, but they can eat pumpkin seeds! Every fall we save the seeds from our...


Cran-Marnier Truffles

Silky smooth chocolate is studded with bits of dried cranberries in these luscious truffles. It is the perfect dessert for...


Layered Mint Fudge

"I make this festive fudge year-round, but especially at Christmastime," writes Denise Hanson of Anoka, Minnesota. "I've brought it to...

Southern Pecan Candy

Unlike traditional pralines, this recipe is spread in a pan, then cut into squares. It is loaded with pecans and...


White Chocolate Latte Cups

A smooth, rich caramel fills homemade chocolate cups for a decadent dessert. These are great for entertaining or potlucks.—Taste of...


Apple Jelly Candy

Soft and fruity, these old-fashioned squares get a bit of crunch from chopped walnuts. Rolling the candy in sugar gives...


Dark Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Remember the days at Grandma and Grandpa's house when you made these wonderfully traditional treats? We love these Kentucky Derby...


Eggnog Marshmallows

These easy-to-make marshmallows are a lovely holiday treat with the flavor of eggnog. When my children were young, we always...

Maple Walnut Truffles

You'll be surprised and delighted when you bite into one of these little goodies. The a velvety, maple-flavored chocolate coating...


Butterscotch Peanut Butter Fudge

You don't have to be experienced at making candy to try your hand at this no-fail fudge. The simply delicious...


Gingerbread Truffles

I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends...


Glazed Almonds

These glossy candy-coated almonds are almost like brittle but much easier to make. With the sweet and salty combination, it's...


Brandied Cherry Balls

These special candies look impressive but are actually quite easy to prepare. The brandy really complements the cherries and chocolate.—homebody2,...


Butter Pecan Fudge

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


Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter and salty pretzels create a to-die-for truffle. It’s a little bite of decadence and a...


Chocolate Cherry Candies

I make these only at Christmastime for family and a few close friends; my family really looks forward to this...

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Three Layer Fudge

This triple layer fudge is always a hit when I bring it out at the holidays.—Colleen Foster, Whitsett, North Carolina


Trio of Chocolate Truffles

Three recipes in one is a real benefit to any baker during the busy holiday season. The smooth, rich flavor...


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Something about the combination of dark chocolate and raspberry is just so addicting. This fudge makes a heartfelt homemade gift,...


Popcorn Almond Brittle

For a crunchy snack that suits the season, try this one. I've been stirring up batches of the distinctive brittle...


White Candy Bark

This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...


Coconut Almond Candies

I love Christmas candy, and these simple but special chocolates are among my favorites. They're easy to assemble in paper-lined...