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Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites

Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites       Are you a fan of the MinimalistBaker.com? You should be! How does this sound? 10 ingredients or less, one bowl or 30 minutes or less to prepare for every recipe? That’s Dana Shultz’s promise both on her blog as well as in her book, Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. Her recipes […]

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Good Gut Gummies

Natural Gummy Candies     I have a thing for gummy candy. In fact I take gummy vitamins, just so I can “cheat” and have my vitamins and candy everyday. This recipe for natural gummy candies from Robyn Youkilis and her book Go With Your Gutmeans we don’t have to sneak around with our gummy candy […]

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Licorice

Licorice   Atelier Confectionery is a book filled with candy recipes from Chocolate Coated Marshmallows, fudges, pâte de fruit, Turkish Delight, caramels, toffees, chocolates and Cotton Candy, which we have also presented. This Licorice, (there are also red Licorice Laces) is easier to make than you would think. As with all candy, it is about […]

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Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy     Don’t be scared that the word “decapitating” appears in the first sentence of this recipe! It is just in reference to a hack you need to perform on a standard wire whisk in order to make this cotton candy at home. This recipe is more of a spun sugar than a […]

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Peppermint Rocky Road Chocolate Bark

Peppermint Rocky Road Chocolate Bark     Inspiration struck. We were sent a package of Dandies Mini Marshmallows, which just happen to be vegan. And I just happen to be going to a potluck at a friend’s house, and she also happens to be vegan. Chocolate was in the pantry, nuts and some peppermint candies […]

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Candied Chocolate Mandarins

Candied Chocolate Mandarins     I have a problem with these…I can’t stop eating them! Every now and then a recipe just get’s me like that and this one did it. Big time. You can find chocolate dipped citrus slices in fancy chocolate shops or you can make your own with the help of Valerie […]

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Candy Apples

Candy Apples   When I was a kid, bright red candy apples were the only way I wanted my apple candy treats. Some folks liked caramel apples but to me the shiny Candy Apples, with the sweet sugar glaze that shattered between my teeth, were a thing of beauty. And a rarity! Seems like the […]

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Crystallized Mint

Crystallized Mint Photo by Alexandra Grablewski Crystallized Mint can be added to candies and cakes as a flavorful decoration or used here with this Fruit Gazpacho. And there are many different kinds of fresh mint from which to choose: peppermint, spearmint, even chocolate mint!   Print Crystallized Mint Author: Dédé Wilson Makes: 24 leaves   Ingredients Bunch of […]

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Dark Chocolate Bark with Rose Petals, Pistachios & Walnuts

Dark Chocolate Bark with Rose Petals, Pistachios & Walnuts   Chocolate bark is very easy to make, especially if you aren’t tempering the chocolate. If you can melt chocolate, you can make chocolate bark. This Dark Chocolate Bark with Rose Petals, Pistachios & Walnuts from The New Kosheris an example of how easy it is […]

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Dulce de Leche Swirl Lollipops

A New Way to Enjoy Dulce de Leche – in a Lollipop We have used dulce de leche to drizzle over grilled pizza, to pour over ice cream and pound cake, serve with waffles and of course, to eat by the spoonful. Here it is nestled within a hard candy lollipop –a combination of textures and […]

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Rock Candy

Make Rock candy At Home – A Perfect Party Favor   I have never been patient enough to make rock candy. Those crystals that make up the pretty, shimmering rock-like texture form when a saturated sugar solution is left undisturbed. If you poke it, stir it, taste it or disturb it in anyway the crystals […]

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Millionaire Shortbread

Millionaire Shortbread with a Hit of Salt Is Millionaire Shortbread a cookie or candy? It has the best of both worlds combining a buttery shortbread base, a chewy caramel center and a chocolate topping. It is one of those recipes I have been aware of for quite a while and it was high time we took […]

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Chocolate-Orange Gingersnap Drops

No-Bake, Super-Easy Chocolate-Orange Gingersnap Drops I received a copy of The Messy Bakerbook by Charmian Christie and was immediately drawn in by the title. Baking can be a messy business. Believe me, I would never let a bride see her cake in the midst of being prepared. There are some ugly phases! Not to mention the […]

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Layered Mint Chocolates

Layered Mint Chocolates Better Than Andes Mints   DIY is a huge trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. Especially when it comes to food, we can often create dishes at home less expensively as well as produce a better product. Whether we are making something indulgent and want to use the best quality chocolate […]

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Nutella Ganache Rice Krispie Treats

Nutella in Rice Krispie Treats Ah, Nutella, how many new ways will we think to use you? Hopefully many! While playing with the concept of adding peanut butter to classic Rice Krispie treats (see the Tips in our Cappuccino Crispy Treats recipe), it occurred to us to try Nutella. Many of our cereal treats are […]

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Bacon, Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark

The Easiest Way to Combine Salty, Meaty Bacon & Chocolate Chocolate bark is simply chocolate – your choice of dark, milk or white – gussied up with some sort of mix-in. Molded in slabs and then broken into random pieces, the hunks are supposed to resemble real bark, hence the name. Almond bark and other […]

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Liqueur Infused Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Liqueur  This is not a new concept. For that matter, neither is apple pie, and yet there are reasons why some desserts become classics and this is a great example. Juicy strawberries enhanced with an injection – yes, an injection! – of a liqueur and then a dip in chocolate. I […]

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Mendiants

Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Discs These are simply bite-sized discs of chocolate topped with fruits and nuts. The French word “mendiant” refers to both beggars as well as those of monastic persuasion. Classically there are four toppings on top of the chocolate disc representing four mendicant orders. The colors of the items are said to […]

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