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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

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...


Cranberry Orange Truffles

Homemade truffles are a delicacy my family looks forward to every holiday. We love the combination of tart cranberries and...


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...


Fruit & Almond Bites

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

Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

I don’t drink alcohol, so after I’ve had company over for dinner, I have to do something with the leftover...


Rum Raisin Truffles

I entered a state fair culinary challenge and earned a ribbon for these rum-flavored truffles. Now I like to treat...

Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge for a Crowd

After discovering this nutty white fudge in a church cookbook, I modified the recipe a bit to make it my...


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...


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...

Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


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...


Holiday Divinity

I've been whipping up this Christmasy treat— with its jolly red and green candied cherries and scrumptious chopped nuts— since...


Date Nut Candy

Even though my two grown sons aren't big "sweets eaters", they think these candies are exceptional. The big peanut butter...


Chocolate Raisin Truffles

These sweet morsels have wonderful flavor and are inexpensive to make. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

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...


Nutty Raisin Clusters

Four items are all you need for these chewy chocolate bites sent by Laura Lo Russo. "Try them with white...


Apricot-Nut White Fudge

We look forward to this luscious apricot fudge recipe every Christmas. It's easy to make, and it melts in your...


Orange Cappuccino Creams

As holiday gifts, these mocha-orange morsels are sure to be a sweet success. The delighted response they get is well...


Candied Grapefruit Peel

My mother always made this fruity holiday sweet-and so do I. It takes time, but the house is filled with...


Holiday Truffles

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


Chocolate Orange Bites

Chocolate and orange blend beautifully in this Test Kitchen recipe, creating a special cookie with big taste. Better still, they're...


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Pistachio Cranberry Bark

I picked up this bark recipe at a Christmas sweets swap hosted by a woman in my Bible study group....

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Hawaiian Turtle Cups

“Because my mother-in-law loves macadamia nuts and my daughter prefers white chocolate to milk chocolate, I came up with this...


Cherry Pistachio Bark

Dotted with red cherry bits, these diamond-shaped pieces are lovely on a tray. Plus, they come together quickly with four...


Raisin Cashew Drops

At Christmas, I serve these bite-size chocolates in festive paper cups decorated with snowmen or Santas. They’re easy to make,...


Cran-Marnier Truffles

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


Tart ‘n’ Sweet Grapefruit Peel

I hadn't made this recipe for some 20 years ... then I spotted something in a magazine that made me...


Cherry Walnut Fudge

Fudge lovers will rave about this confection from the country cooks in our Test Kitchen. The rich squares are loaded...