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Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices that is often used in pumpkin desserts, though the spice mix itself contains no pumpkin. It is made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, complimented with other spices like cardamom and allspice. Instead of adding it to pumpkin puree, as I would when making a pie, I added it to pumpkin seeds (pepitas) to make a sweet and ... Read More »

Easy Candied Caramel Apples (without Corn Syrup)

Easy Candied Caramel Apples (without Corn Syrup)

Candied apples are one of those classic Halloween treats that looks better than it tastes. The candy coating on a candied apple is usually a thick, bright red candy shell that doesn’t add much in the way of flavor to your apple (though some are heavily seasoned with hot cinnamon spice) and proves difficult to bite through. This season, I wanted to make candy apples ... Read More »

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian beijinhos are an easy to make candy that just about everyone in Brazil has had from childhood, made by cooking together sweetened condensed milk and coconut to form a fudgy caramel. They are one of the quickest and easiest candies you can make, no candy thermometer required. It takes about 10 minutes on the stovetop to prepare the base, then the mixture has to ... Read More »

Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Rice krispy treats are one of my favorite snacks to make on a day when I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, but don’t feel like baking anything. They’re tasty, easy to make and still manage to be a hit with everyone who eats them – no matter how old they are. Homemade rice krispy treats don’t have much in common with their packaged ... Read More »

Easter Peeps S’mores Dip

Easter Peeps S'mores Dip

Gooey, rich s’mores are one of my favorite summer treats. They’re traditionally made over the campfire, but you can melt your marshmallows over any heat source available. ThisĀ Easter Peeps S’mores Dip is made in the oven and it is a version of s’mores that can be shared by a big group easily – and it has a colorful twist on classic s’mores because it uses ... Read More »

Coconut Marshmallows

Homemade Coconut Marshmallows

Biting into a homemade marshmallow is like biting into a little cloud – only a lot more delicious. I love making homemade marshmallows and while vanilla is a staple that I keep coming back to (and I’ve been making this recipe for more than a decade), I also enjoy making flavored marshmallows. Flavored marshmallows give you a chance to add a new layer of flavor ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

The easiest fudge you can make uses only two ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. This Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge is made using the limited edition chocolate sweetened condensed milk that I recently tried and dark chocolate, the combination of which yields a very decadent fudge with lots of chocolate flavor. The fudge is studded with marshmallows and nuts, giving it a nice blend ... Read More »

How to Make Candied Cranberries

How to Make Candied Cranberries

Cranberries are often described as being both tart and sweet, but they definitely lean more towards the tart end of that spectrum. While they do contain sugar, cranberries typically have to be cooked in some way to bring out that sweetness. One unique way to sweeten them up is to candy them! These cranberries are cooked in a sugar syrup that brings out that natural ... Read More »

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