Category Archives: Candy and Confections

Holiday Ritz™ Cracker Toffee

Since the holiday season is still upon us, I made one of my favorite easy-to-make sweet treats—cracker toffee! There are so many things I love about it! In addition to being easy to make, it tastes amazing, and makes a great food gift during the holidays (or any time of the year!).

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Caramel Apple Dip

I’m a big fan of caramel-flavored treats, especially this time of year! Like this Caramel-Apple Dip—it’s so good and easy to make! It has a rich, buttery, sweet, caramel flavor and the texture is just right for dipping slices of apples or pears. Or whatever fresh fruit you like! You could even dip dried fruit into this. Or pretzels, if you have a taste for something sweet-and-salty. As you can see, there are lots of yummy possibilities! 🙂

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Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Here’s a recipe for an easy Valentine treat that kids especially will love—Valentine Marshmallow Pops! They’re a great little sweet treat and sprinkles make them colorful and fun! And I did discover something that makes them appealing to adults too—you can use them to stir into your coffee or hot cocoa to add a little extra Valentine sweetness! 🙂

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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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