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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

    Pacoca

    Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It's a popular sweet in Brazil, and...


    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

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


    Mint Oreo Fudge

    I altered a plain chocolate fudge recipe to create this festive mint Oreo fudge. Mint Oreo cookies can be used...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

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

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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...


    Sundae Funday Bark

    Any occasion is the right time to serve this easy-to-make bark. The fruits—packed with flavor but not overly sweet—go so...

    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...


    Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

    If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, then you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of...


    Caramel Cookie Candy

    These homemade candy bars combine a smooth, silky caramel over a delicate vanilla cookie. When you set a plate of...


    S’more-Dipped Cherries

    Dress up any Christmas cookie tray with these cute bites. Dark chocolate chips plus four other ingredients are all you’ll...

    Cranberry Orange Truffles

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


    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 Hazelnut Truffles

    I've given these delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside to teachers and friends. —Debra Pedrazzi, Ayer, Massachusetts


    Chocolate Truffles

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


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

    Our children love these rich, creamy candies. —Aljene Wendling, Seattle, Washington

    Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge

    I invented this confection for a bake sale at our children's school. Boy, was it a hit! The crunchy chunks...


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    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

    My sister shared the recipe for this unbelievably easy peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream. I prefer using creamy peanut...


    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...


    Scary Eyeballs

    Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats. But the peanut butter flavor is the best...


    Rich Peanut Clusters

    It’s cheaper to make these bite-size morsels than it is to buy them in the store. Best of all, family...


    Microwave Marshmallow Fudge

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


    Brazil Nut & Coconut Bark

    I usually make these around Christmastime, but also take them to special events at our church. I love that they...

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    Spiderweb Candy

    These yummy candies call for just four ingredients and are so easy to make. They will be the hit of...


    Midnight Mice

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


    Fruit & Almond Bites

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


    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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    Root Beer Float Fudge

    My children have always loved root beer floats so I came up with this fudgy treat just for them. Sweet...


    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...