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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

    Marshmallow Fudge

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...


    Chocolate Truffles

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


    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...


    Candy Pizza Heart

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

    Spicy Chocolate Bark

    Warm hearts and heat up the holidays with this melt-in-your-mouth confection from our Test Kitchen. It sets up nicely when...


    Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

    These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, 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...


    Microwave Marshmallow Fudge

    A batch of this smooth fudge can be made in minutes, so it’s perfect for a bake sale when time...


    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...


    Midnight Mice

    Put these on a plate and they'll be gone in no time! Kids will love decorating the mice with assorted...

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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...


    Salted Peanut Rolls

    A Christmas gift of homemade candy is always a hit with sweet tooths. I dip these peanut rolls in chocolate,...


    Spiced Chocolate Truffles

    I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe...


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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 Peppermint Candies

    The cool mint filling in these patties makes them especially delicious. Friends often request that I bring them to parties....

    Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes...


    Chocolate Cream Bonbons

    My grandmother gave me this tasty recipe when I was a girl. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of...


    Chocolate Crunch Patties

    This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

    I developed this recipe by combining some dessert recipes in my collection. The smooth peanut butter flavor earns rave reviews....


    Cookie Dough Truffles

    The flavorful filling at the center of these yummy candies tastes like genuine chocolate chip cookie dough…with no worry about...


    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


    Chocolate Crunchies

    My mother made these candies when I was young, using my grandmother's recipe. Now my daughter enjoy making them...with delicious...

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    Homemade Candy Bars

    Reports Karen Grant of Tulare, California, "I enter these treats, which are similar to Kit Kat bars, at the fair...


    Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

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


    Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

    I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida


    Birch Pretzel Logs

    At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw...


    Ben’s English Toffee

    I’ve been cooking since I was very young, and I first made this toffee recipe when I was 12 years...


    Candy Cane Fudge

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