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Truffle Topiary

I wanted to give family and friends something they’d remember, so I whipped up piles of these sweets for everyone. Set them out in a pretty pattern on a cookie tray or turn them into a stunning centerpiece. —Elisa Schmidt, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

Double Chocolate Truffles

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


Chocolate Truffles

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


Nutter Butter Truffles

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


Homemade Mints

David and I hosted a delicious dinner at my parents' house after our outdoor ceremony at a scenic spot. Our...

Cran-Marnier Truffles

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


Chocolate New Year’s Hourglass

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

Cream Cheese Candies

These homemade mints make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday treat trays. Pretty much everyone in my neighborhood has this...


Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends...


Festive Sugar Cubes

The Western theme at our son Scott's wedding to Tammie was carried right down to the sugar cubes! I decorated...


Strawberry Chocolate Truffles

The ever-popular combination of strawberries and chocolate shines in these rich, decadent truffles. I often double the recipe to give...

Coconut Truffles

These chocolate-covered coconut truffles can be flavored with a variety of extracts with delicious results. Making candy is a favorite...


Stuffed Cherries Dipped in Chocolate

I make these delectable cherry treats in early summer when the cherries are ripe and plentiful. A summertime favorite, they...


Peanut Butter Balls

Sugar coating a romantic occasion with this pretty pink confection from the CT home economists can be just the sentimental...


Candied Flowers

Sugarcoated edible flowers are a quick and easy way to add a little flair to many desserts and serving trays....


Les Truffles au Chocolat

These decadent dipped balls have the wonderful combination of chocolate and orange. If it's more convenient, make them a day...

Semiformal Evening Truffles

This truffles are sure to become a favorite in your home. They are easy to make and have such a...


Creamy Pastel Mints

These mints are so simple to put together, and fun to share. I make them for all sorts of occasions,...


Cranberry-Pistachio Truffles

These cranberry-studded truffles are rich, creamy and encrusted with pistachios. They’re a favorite indulgence during the holidays. —Michael Jones, Yorktwon,...


Orange Truffles

Delicious citrus is the tasty surprise when folks try these chocolate candies. For an elegant effect, CT's cooks drizzled them...


Chocolate Cherry Truffles

My cherry truffles were the delicious result of a kitchen experiment involving a bottle of kirsch I’d received as a...


Coconut Creme Chocolates

I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...


Chocolate Basket

You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...