Category Archives: Candies

How to Make Your Own Peeps

Homemade Peeps

Marshmallow Peeps are an Easter staple – or, at least, they were for me. As much as I like chocolate, I was always excited to get a package of Peeps in my Easter basket. They were cute, colorful and light enough to be the perfect contrast to a heavy chocolate egg. I still buy lots of Peeps around Easter and I’ll always have a soft ... Read More »

Blackberry Marshmallows

Blackberry Marshmallows

I love a good marshmallow – especially when you’re talking about soft, fluffy homemade marshmallows. I’ll eat them straight out of the pan after they’ve set up, and I find that I make hot chocolate a lot more often when I have a fresh batch on hand. I typically flavor my homemade marshmallows with vanilla beans or vanilla extract, but vanilla marshmallows can be a ... Read More »

Peeps Krispy Treats

Peeps Krispy Treats

Even though Peeps are now going to be available year-round, I will always associate them with Easter and spring. They were always my favorite springtime treat when I was a kid and I keep finding new ways to use them this time of year, though I don’t inhale them quite as quickly as I did when I was 10. Last year, I turned a batch ... Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies, undipped

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean caramel and buttery chocolate shortbread cookies are the three components that make up these Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies. They’re definitely a cut above your average cookie, with three components that are incredibly delicious on their own and even better when they’re combined. They do take a little extra effort to put together, but you can’t beat these when you are ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate truffles are an indulgence that I don’t just save for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to make and homemade truffles are almost always more delicious than truffles that you can buy in a store – especially if you start out with great chocolate to begin with. These Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are a variation on a classic chocolate truffle that includes a hint of toasted ... Read More »

Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

No one really wants to turn on their oven when it is hot out during the summer because it makes the house much hotter than it has to be. I tend to turn my attention to no-bake desserts, like popsicles, ice cream and rice krispy treats as alternatives to baking. Rice krispy treats are one of those things that I made a lot as a kid ... Read More »

Chocolate, Almond and Sea Salt Rice Krispy Treats

Chocolate, Almond and Sea Salt Krispy Treats

I made a lot of Rice Krispy Treats as a kid. They were quick, easy and always satisfied my sweet tooth. I still make them once in a while these days, but I see a lot more potential in that basic cereal+marshmallow+butter recipe than I did when I was a kid. In other words, I now like to make my cereal treats a lot more ... Read More »

Conversation Heart Mendiants for Valentines

Conversation Heart Mendiants for Valentines

These Conversation Hearts Mendiants just might be the easiest and cutest treat you can make for Valentine’s Day. They’re simply rounds of dark chocolate that are topped off with conversation hearts, so they are not only sweet, but they deliver a sweet message to your Valentine! I used Sweethearts – the original conversation hearts  - in these treats and found that they actually pair very ... Read More »

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