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Pumpkin Fudge

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

Marzipan Harvest Table Topper

YOUR HARVEST will be happy indeed when you reap this sweet centerpiece. To create the topper, CT home economists first...


Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

The combination of pumpkin and dark chocolate is unexpected and delectable. These delicious truffles make a pretty addition to a...


No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Triangles

When you need a special treat but time is short, try these no-bake bars. They take only a few minutes...


Cranberry Caramels

When I make holiday goodies, my sister always asks when I’m sending the cranberry caramels. They keep well, wrapped in...

Light Chocolate Truffles

I made these for my husband on Valentine's Day, and later for Christmas gifts. Everyone loves them! —Donni Worthen, Branson,...


Gobbler Goodies

TURKEY at Thanksgiving is a timeless tradition. But you can give your holiday meal a novel twist with these birds...

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Candied Pecans

I pack these easy candied pecans in jars tied with pretty ribbon for family and friends. My granddaughter gave some...


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Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for...


Pumpkin Seed Toffee

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


Peanut Butter Pinecones

I received this recipe from my mother, who called them "gofer balls." I added the sliced almonds to make them...

Gingerbread Truffles

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


Cranberry Pecan Clusters

I have many candy recipes, and this is one of my favorites. The clusters are quick and easy to make.—Collette...


Nut Brittle

Crunchy Peacan Brittle is a great snack when the weather gets cold, and this candy melds sweet with salty perfectly....


Pretzel Turkey Treats

Get your kids in the Turkey Day spirit. Have them help you put together these well-seasoned treats. With colorful pretzel-based...


Caramel Pecan Candy

Sweet and chewy, these yummy layered squares come from Dick Deacon of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “I have also made this recipe...

Pecan Fondant

I love to cook and was well-taught by my mother, who always made cute confections for Christmas. These candies are...


Spearmint Crunch

I love getting food ready for the holidays, so I start planning early. This is one of my favorite recipes,...


Maple Ginger Fudge

I combine two fall favorites--maple and ginger--in this sweet, smooth fudge. One piece just isn't enough!


Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge for a Crowd

After discovering this nutty white fudge in a church cookbook, I modified the recipe a bit to make it my...


White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

This no-bake recipe is at the top of my list when I head to the kitchen to make holiday treats....


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...


Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Serve these sweet sticks from our Test Kitchen with tea, cider and hot chocolate.

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Fruit ‘n’ Nut Clusters

Easy as 1-2-3, these fuss-free treats from Alexandra Marcotty of Cleveland Heights, Ohio are ready in a snap. The flavors...


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

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


Chocolate Nut Fudge

This old-fashioned silky smooth fudge that's dotted with just the right amount of nuts is sure to appeal to sweet...


Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

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


Candy-Licious Fudge

A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true,...


Spiced Butterscotch Fudge

This butterscotch fudge is a nice change from the more typical chocolate varieties. When I have a craving for a...