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20 Homemade Valentine’s Day Chocolates

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

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...


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...


Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

I've given these delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside to teachers and friends. —Debra Pedrazzi, Ayer, Massachusetts


Chocolate Truffles

You may be tempted to save these chocolate truffles for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine....

Mint Truffles

These chocolaty candies have such an appealing look and sweet flavor, it's hard to believe they take only minutes to...


Candy Pizza Heart

I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit my family's taste. They really...

Nutty Caramels

A cousin passed this quick and easy recipe on to me. We make it every Christmas and include the caramels...


Rich Peanut Clusters

It’s cheaper to make these bite-size morsels than it is to buy them in the store. Best of all, family...


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...

Wonderful Candies Two Ways

Every Christmas I give plates of candy to family, friends and co-workers. It's one thing everyone looks forward to, and...


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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...


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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...


Chocolate Rum Truffles

It's hard to eat just one of these chocolaty silky candies. I like to keep some on hand for a...

Double Chocolate Truffles

Here's a delicious holiday treat that's very rich and chocolaty. —Ruth Gordon, Lakewood, New York


Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

"My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of...


Coffee Bean Bark

Chopped coffee beans add a yummy crunch to this pretty, two-toned bark. Coffee-lovers won’t be able to resist pieces of...


Candy Cane Fudge

Everyone enjoys fudge, especially around the holidays, so I created this easy recipe. Store it in the refrigerator for a...


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...


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...


Cherry-Pretzel Almond Bark

I love the contrast of sweet and salty flavors in candy. The dried cranberries in this bark adds taste as...


Marshmallow Pecan Fudge

Rich and creamy chocolate covers chewy marshmallows and crunchy nuts in this fantastic fudge. It disappears quickly from my holiday...

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Penuche Fudge

This is a favorite recipe that has been in our family for over 20 years. My aunt taught me how...


Rocky Toffee Fudge

A hint of Kahlua gives grown-up taste to the classic combination of marshmallows and chocolate.


Nutter Butter Truffles

Send guests home with sweet memories of the day! Prepare these truffles 5 to 7 days in advance and store...


Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles

I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through....


Snack Attack Fudge

Surprise! Salty snacks are stirred into homemade fudge for a taste the guys (and gals) will all go crazy for.


Mint Chocolate Bark

After sampling peppermint bark from an upscale store, I thought, "I can make that!" Using four ingredients, I came up...