Category Archives: Candy and Confections

Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark

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On chilly mornings, I like to have a hot cup of coffee to start my day (with cream). I don’t like black coffee or sugar in my coffee, but I love having cream in my coffee! Apparently you can do so much more with coffee, as I discovered when I reviewed Cooking with Coffee a few years back. The book has recipes for baked goods, drinks and smoothies, sauces, dips, savory foods, sweets, and snacks! So I had chosen to make the Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark. It sounded yummy, and if you know a lot of coffee lovers, it would make a great food gift, too!

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Peppermint Puppy Chow

NOTE: Just to clarify, this recipe is not intended for dogs—”puppy chow” is just the common name this snack goes by! This is for people, not animals! 🙂

This is a Christmasy snack mix that’s quick and easy to make! It’s basically white chocolate-and-powdered sugar-coated Rice Chex™ cereal with crushed candy canes mixed in, for a tasty peppermint-flavored treat! In addition to being a yummy snack, Peppermint Puppy Chow also makes a great food gift! If you’ve never had it, you’d be surprised how addicting this can be—it’s really hard to stop eating it!

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Peanut Butter-Honey Cereal Bars

If you’re a fan of peanut butter, here’s a chewy treat for you to try! These Peanut Butter-Honey Cereal Bars are full of peanut butter flavor and sweetened with brown sugar and honey! These yummy cereal bars have a delicious crunchiness too, thanks to the Cheerios™ and Rice Krispies® cereals used in this recipe.

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Chocolate Truffles

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Here’s an easy sweet treat you can make for any special occasion—these look more Valentiney, but just change up the sprinkle coatings to make them for St. Pat’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, or Christmas! Or use birthday sprinkles for birthdays, or chopped nuts for anytime!

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Easy Peppermint Bark

This is the first Peppermint Bark recipe I ever made. Since I don’t often make candy, I needed to keep it as simple as possible, and this recipe is about as easy as you can get! I was really happy with how it turned out, and received good reviews from my friends who taste-tested it! This recipe uses an 11 x 7″ pan and makes about 1 pound of bark. If you want to make a larger batch, you can double the recipe and use a 9 x 13″ pan.

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