Category Archives: Candies

Vanilla Bean Holiday Mendiants

Vanilla Bean Holiday Mendiants

Mendiants are one of my favorite chocolates to make because they are easy, delicious and versatile. Mendiants are bite-sized chocolate rounds that are topped with dried fruits, nuts and other goodies – rather like a bite sized candy bar. I make them for many different occasions throughout the year, and I use white, milk and dark chocolate depending on what type of treat I am ... Read More »

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Candy Bars

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Bars

I always get nostalgic when I see Halloween cereals hitting the shelves. I remember the ads for Count Chocola, Booberry and Frankenberry from my Saturday morning cartoon days all too well, so they really are part of the season – even if I don’t eat as much of them now as I did back then! These days, I’m always looking for something a little more ... Read More »

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

With a bag of tasty Candy Corn Marshmallows sitting on my kitchen counter, I knew that I had a few options. I could either eat them straight out of the bag, toast them and make s’mores, or make a batch of Rice Krispy treats with them. They’re small enough that s’mores didn’t seem like a good choice, and while eating them straight out of the ... Read More »

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

When you see red, white and blue in candies like marshmallow cereal bars, they’ve usually been dyed with some kind of food coloring. There isn’t anything wrong with using some food coloring to get your desired result – I use it all the time in baked goods when I want a rainbow of colors – but food coloring doesn’t add a lot of flavor to ... Read More »

Irresistible Candied Peanuts

Irresistible Candied Peanuts

Candied nuts are a snack that is always great to have on hand. They’re salty and sweet, so they’re satisfying no matter what kind of snack you were in the mood for. They’re also easier to make than you ever imagined, and once you try theseĀ Irresistible Candied Peanuts, you’ll find that you are making them on a regular basis. The recipe calls for just three ... Read More »

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 »

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