Category Archives: Candy and Confections

Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn

When I think of autumn flavors, cinnamon is one of the first to come to mind for me. I use cinnamon in quick breads, muffins, cakes, all kinds of treats…and I guess that’s why this Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn stood out to me when I reviewed the cookbook Sally’s Candy Addiction: Tasty Truffles, Fudges & Treats for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix  a few years ago. 

As the book mentions, this Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn is inspired by a caramel sticky bun drizzled with vanilla glaze. It has a yummy, slightly cinnamony caramel coating and it’s drizzled with melted white chocolate—a combination that’s definitely hard to resist!

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S’mores Granola

The first time I ever added chocolate to granola was when I made Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola. I loved the combination of chocolate and granola! So I thought I’d try making S’mores Granola. S’mores are such a classic treat, so why not make a granola version? I used Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Golden Grahams cereal to mimic the chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker flavors, and these all worked really well with my granola base.

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Trix Marshmallow Bars

With flowers starting to bloom and trees starting to bud, I’ve been enjoying the spring color outside. And it put me in the mood to make something colorful! I saw some Trix Marshmallow Bars at BettyCrocker.com and just had to try them out! I had forgotten how fun and colorful Trix cereal was–after all, I hadn’t had it since I was a kid.

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Egg Nest No-Bake Cookies

If you’re needing a sweet treat idea for Easter, here’s something that’s super-easy, and you may already have the ingredients on hand! Egg Nest No-Bake Cookies are fun and yummy, and I like to think they’re a little healthy because there’s a lot of oatmeal in them! 🙂 These cookies are just a variation of the classic no-bake cookies that everyone loves, with some specked chocolate or malted milk chocolate eggs added on top!

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Shamrock Snack Mix

St. Patrick’s Day is not far away, and here’s a super-easy snack mix you can whip up to enjoy and share! This sweet and slightly-salty mix includes some Lucky Charms™ cereal, dry roasted and salted peanuts, mint-flavored green M&M’s, and some vanilla yogurt-covered raisins. They all combine to make a really yummy and colorful snack mix that’s so perfect for St. Patty’s Day celebrations and get-togethers! It’s also great that this recipe just takes minutes to make!

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