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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

Pumpkin Fudge

Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania


Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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


Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham...


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...

Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


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...

Mother Lode Pretzels

I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...


Brazil Nut & Coconut Bark

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


Pretzel Cereal Crunch

A festive container of this salty-sweet treat was left in my mailbox several Christmases ago—and disappeared in a twinkling! My...


Fruit & Almond Bites

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

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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 Rum Truffles

It's hard to eat just one of these chocolaty silky candies. I like to keep some on hand for a...


Almond Toffee

I love this almond toffee recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker...it's so easy! This candy...


Turtle Candies

I am a self-taught candy maker through trial and error. These turtles are a favorite of friends and family.—Carole Wiese,...


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...

Lump of Coal Candy

This dark caramel may look like coal, but it tastes like pure heaven! One bite and you’ll beg Santa to...


Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

This easy candy has a south-of-the-border flavor with cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, salty and crunchy, it's a great no-bake...


Buttercrunch Toffee

Fill up a tray or tin with this traditional candy topped with chocolate and nuts. It really says “Christmas” in...


Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles

I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through....


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...


My Christmas Fudge

This fudge is virtually foolproof and so creamy you won't believe it. I've searched for years for the richest fudge,...

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Cinnamon Almond Brittle

It simply wouldn't be Christmas at our house without this old-time favorite twist on peanut brittle. No one believes how...


Truffle Acorns

Neighborhood squirrels will be envious when you serve these darling acorn-shaped chocolates. The nuts are a nice finishing touch that...


Holiday Divinity

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


No-Fuss Truffles

You'll need only three ingredients to make these fluffy chocolate bites. The quick, creamy confections get a pretty look when...


Viennese Fudge

The fudge recipe from my mother combines two ingredients commonly found in Viennese desserts—semisweet chocolate and hazelnuts. It's a staple...


Crispy Chip Candy Mix

My grandchildren love to help me prepare this recipe. The mix makes a great gift gift because it looks pretty...