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    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...


    Fudge vs Ganache: What’s the Difference?

    Both are rich indulgences that make desserts exceedingly better, but there's a real difference between fudge and ganache.


    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...


    60 of Our Fudgiest Recipes Ever

    Chewy and rich, if it's fudgy you know it's fabulous. Bake up some caramel fudge cheesecake, frosted fudge brownies, butter...

    5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

    Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential...


    Snack Attack Fudge

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


    Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Sticks

    I like to use all sorts of different marshmallow shapes and flavors to
    mix things up. These chocolate-dunked pops...


    Mint Chocolate Bark

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

    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...


    Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars

    Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are...


    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....


    Chocolate Crunchies

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


    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...

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    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...


    Chocolate Fish Lollipops

    A netful of compliments will come your way as soon as kids of all ages dive into these crispy, chocolaty...


    White Chocolate Fudge

    This recipe is similar to one of my favorite dark fudge recipes. I'll frequently make my white fudge to give...


    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...