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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 of the spices and nuts to suit our taste. My dad was a beekeeper and Mom always made a coconut date ball for Christmas. The truffles remind me of past Christmases and are ideal for something quick yet festive on a holiday tray. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham...


Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...


Fruit & Almond Bites

With big handfuls of dried apricots and cherries, almonds and pistachios, we make dozens of no-bake treats you can take...


Almond Toffee

I love this almond toffee recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker...it's so easy! This candy...

Macadamia Almond Brittle

This is a nuttier version of a basic brittle recipe. I added macadamia nuts - my favorites - and the...


Maple Walnut Crisps

If you like maple, you’ll love these dainty, sweet-and-salty crackers full of buttery, nutty flavor. If not, Mary suggests substituting...

Cherry-Pretzel Almond Bark

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


Date Nut Balls

A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago. It is my husband's favorite treat. I like these...


Spiced Almond Butter Candy

Roasted almonds and almond butter take center stage in this delectable candy, but the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice really come...


Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Brickle

I love a soft brittle because the texture is wonderful and different. The flavors in this one remind me of...

Lime-in-the-Coconut Almond Bark

I love the combination of flavors in this tropical treat, and it takes mere minutes to make. If you need...


Cinnamon Almond Brittle

It simply wouldn't be Christmas at our house without this old-time favorite twist on peanut brittle. No one believes how...


Buttery Almond Crunch

Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds...


Almond Peanut Butter Squares

I don't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who...


Holiday Truffles

I like to lavish the chocolate lovers on my list with these sumptuous truffles. They always bring me rave reviews.

Butter Almond Crunch

I always draw rave reviews for this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth candy. From the coconut bottom layer to the chocolate drizzled on...


Almond Crunch Toffee

This recipe has been my claim to fame since I was 14 years old. One bite and you won't be...


Chewy Almond Nougat

We've been making this nougat recipe for years. It continues to be a tradition for when the kids and grandkids...


Peanut Butter Pinecones

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


Nut Butter Cups

My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks fabulous. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them....


Trail Mix Slices

With big handfuls of dried apricots and cherries, almonds and pistachios, we make dozens of treats you can take anywhere.—Donna...


Chocolate Coconut Candies

These coconut candy balls disappear just as fast as I put them out. They're a snap to whip up and...


Coconut Almond Bars

This was the first recipe I ever entered in a contest—and it was a winner! Ever since that contest, which...

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Buttery Walnut Toffee

I've been making this tasty toffee for more than 15 years, and everyone raves about it. Folks often think I...


Marzipan Yule Logs

For an extra-special treat at Christmastime, I shape these little candies using homemade almond paste. The chocolate-coated logs have cute...


Toasted Almond Caramels

Preparing these caramels never fails to put me in the holiday spirit. Later, when I'm passing them around, that cheerful...


Cherry Almond Bark

Chock-full of colorful cherries and almonds, this fast-to-fix candy is a Christmas tradition at Rita Goshaw's home in South Milwaukee,...


Christmas Mice Truffles

Your guests will say, "Oh how cute," not "Eek!" when they spot mouse-shaped truffles on your dessert tray. The little...


Spiced Almond Brittle

I like sending homemade goodies to family and friends. When I couldn’t decide between brittle and spiced nuts, I combined...