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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

This very rich and very creamy dessert is perfect for a crowd event. Cheesecake itself symbolizes holiday fun, but this recipe is great year-round. Because they're bite size, they're easy to serve — a [more…]

Candy Making Essential: Thermometers

Thermometers are extremely important in the candy-making process because slight variances in temperature can make the difference between a successful batch of candy and one that's inedible. Two essential [more…]

Candy Making: Nutty Butter Crunch

A butter crunch (also known as a butter crisp) is a crunchy confection that you cook to at least 290 degrees F. This candy is similar to toffee (a crispy confection that contains a lot of butter and sugar [more…]

Homemade Caramel Apples

Nothing conjures up autumn like old-fashioned caramel apples. Homemade caramel apples make great budget party treats, and making them is an activity even the kids will enjoy. Once you have your caramel [more…]

How to Make Creamy Caramels

Caramel is the basis for several different homemade gifts from your kitchen. For instance, you can make caramel dessert apples and caramel pecan clusters, or you can use it in any other recipes that call [more…]

How to Make Chocolate Caramels

Homemade chocolate caramels make inexpensive and easy-to-cook holiday gifts. Incorporating chocolate into this recipe adds a delightful chocolate flavor to an already delicious caramel. [more…]

How to Make Pumpkin Caramels

Homemade pumpkin caramels may sound unusual, but they marry two flavors that signify the fall season. Give pumpkin caramels as gifts or offer a platter of these delicious treats at your Halloween or Thanksgiving [more…]

How to Make Easy Chocolate Fudge

Homemade fudge is an inexpensive and easy-to-cook holiday treat. When you make this chocolate fudge recipe, feel free to replace the nuts with chopped fruit, crushed candy canes or toffee, chopped peanut [more…]

How to Make Chocolate Chunky Clusters

Most people love getting a small gift of chocolate goodies for Christmas. This recipe for chocolate clusters is as easy as one, two, three. Just melt the chocolate, add the raisins and nuts, and drop in [more…]

How to Make Royal Icing

Royal Icing for decorating sugar cookies is easy to make and can be tinted any color. Cookies decorated with Royal Icing harden to a solid finish, making the cookies perfect for hanging on the Christmas [more…]

How to Make Elegant Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles seem so decadent, but they're deceptively inexpensive to make — so they're perfect for gifts for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and birthdays. Homemade chocolate truffles can be every bit [more…]

How to Make Candy Gifts

When you get really good at candy making, you can give gifts of your special candies. Be assured that everyone on your gift list will eat them right up. The gift ideas in the following list can help you [more…]

Candy Making For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You need some special utensils and skills for candy making, as well as some special (and yummy) ingredients. After you learn how to temper chocolate (people eating chocolate are generally in a good temper [more…]

Candy Making: Cooking Up Caramels

The joy of biting into a piece of candy with that rich caramel flavor is such a pleasure. How many people have gone through a box of chocolates, biting pieces trying to find that caramel center? Maybe [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips

In the Paleo diet (or cave man diet), crunchy snacks like potato chips aren't approved — but Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips are satisfyingly crunchable. Here, Paleo-friendly coconut is lightly toasted and [more…]

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