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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

Midnight Mice

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


Cookie Dough Truffles

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


Raspberry Truffles

As everyone in my neighborhood knows, Christmas is my very favorite time of year. I make many cookies, cakes and...


Chocolate Pecan Candies

When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles....

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Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for...


Holiday Truffles

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

Almond Crunch Toffee

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


Dark Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Remember the days at Grandma and Grandpa's house when you made these wonderfully traditional treats? We love these Kentucky Derby...


Pecan Caramel Clusters

A box of this mouthwatering homemade candy does an outstanding job of showing your affection on Valentine’s Day or any...


Gingerbread Truffles

I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends...

Lemon Cream Bonbons

I used to save these special treats just for Christmastime. But they're so easy and in such demand with my...


Chocolate Almond Brittle

Here in Kern County, there are thousands of acres of almond orchards. I like to experiment with recipes-always trying to...


Chocolate Pomegranate Candies

This recipe pairs white and dark chocolate with whole, natural ingredients for an unbelievably delicious treat! These candies are perfect...


Chocolate-Dipped Lavender Pine Nut Brittle

Take a trip to the south of France with is uniquely flavored brittle. It makes a lovely addition to any...


Angel Food Candy

Dipped in both white and dark chocolate, this two-toned candy really stands out on the goody tray. A batch is...

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Whenever I give these candies as gifts or serve them to guests, they're conversation starters! The savory-sweet combination makes a...


Brandied Cherry Balls

These special candies look impressive but are actually quite easy to prepare. The brandy really complements the cherries and chocolate.—homebody2,...


Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Nougat

With crunchy peanuts and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations are great to include on a holiday dessert tray or...


Maine Potato Candy

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...


Cranberry Cashew Fudge

What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


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,...


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...

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Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

These luscious, satiny truffles are so versatile...omit the pistachos and try all three variations listed below. —Diane Fuqua, Baltimore, Maryland...