Category Archives: Candy and Confections

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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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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