We typically immediately think of commercial products when we consider chocolate candy, but you can make some rich and chocolaty treats right at home, too.
If you prefer, substitute crushed toffee for the cinnamon candies in this Valentine's Day treat.
This chocolate pie recipe was handed down among a Midwestern family before it was shared with Better Homes and Gardens readers in 1992. Don't cut corners by substituting ordinary pastry crust; the walnut crust is what makes this pie exquisite.
These stir-together sweet treats can be served at parties or given away as gifts.
A wonderful Christmas gift from the kitchen, this chocolate and peppermint candy is simply delicious. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with foil.
Homemade candies are a staple at holiday parties and family gatherings. The candies are made with white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzels. Drizzle dark chocolate on top for a fancy touch.
Garnish a wedge of cheesecake or a dish of ice cream or sorbet with a pair of these lacy leaf trims.
Dark or semi-sweet chocolate form the base of this dessert while pretzels and chocolate-covered raisins give it the perfect dash of salt.
While necessity may be the mother of invention, some of life's best treats were stumbled upon quite by accident. Such is the case with chocolate chip cookies--indescribably delectable treats that have been a mainstay in baking for generations. When Ruth Wakefield cooked up the first batch in 1930, she was actually trying to make chocolate cookies and was substituting bits of semi-sweet chocolate for the baking chocolate, thinking the chips would melt down in the batter. Fortunately for cookie lovers, they didn't, and expert and novice chefs alike have been trying to perfect the art of how to make chocolate chip cookies ever since.
Kids will be impressed with this homemade dipped-candy bar recipe, and the tasty results. Deep, rich chocolate and creamy coconut centers are memorable sweet treats. Make the candy up to 1 week ahead of serving.
This no-bake treat is simple. Coat peanuts with semisweet chocolate and drizzle with candy coating.
Those that succumb to the joys of mining for cookie dough in ice cream will love having the mining done for them -- and dipped in chocolate, no less! Do not be tempted to make these truffles with classic chocolate chip cookie dough, though; the egg in classic dough is not safe when eaten raw.
Let children choose their favorite flavor of jam for topping these incredibly rich and wonderful peanut butter cupcakes. To make 2/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs, place 6 whole crackers in a zip-top plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
With chewy caramel candies baked into rich chocolaty batter, these dense, cookie-textured cupcakes provide beautiful bites of chewy, sticky goodness. Purchase seasonal cupcake papers to make these easy cupcakes for any holiday celebration.