Chocolate Candy

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.

See Popular Chocolate Candy Recipes

Bittersweet-Chocolate Bark with Candied Orange Peels

Food & Wine

In this smart recipe, Grace Parisi boils orange peels in water, simmers them in sugar syrup and coats them in sugar. Then she tosses them with pistachios and spreads them over chocolate for a divine bark.

Total: 2 hrs

Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Cinnamon Candies

Better Homes and Gardens

If you prefer, substitute crushed toffee for the cinnamon candies in this Valentine's Day treat.

Candy Bar Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

New Chocolate Candy Beats the Heat

M&Ms may need a new slogan. "Melts in your mouth, not in your hands" could become old news soon, as Cadbury introduces a "temperature-tolerant chocolate," the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports, for its new candy, Dairy Milk.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffles

Fine Cooking Magazine

These truffles use a hazelnut-chocolate blend called gianduia. To give my gianduia more complexity, I like to use a mix of dark and milk chocolates, but you can make the recipe using just one type of chocolate if that's what you have on hand.

Peppermint Sticks

Better Homes and Gardens

These stir-together sweet treats can be served at parties or given away as gifts.

Cookies & Cream Fudge

Parents

Chocolate cookie pieces add tasty texture to each bite of this crowd-pleasing dessert. Get the kids to help crushing the cookies, stirring them into the fudge and spreading it into the pan.

Candy Cane Bark

Better Homes and Gardens

A wonderful Christmas gift from the kitchen, this chocolate and peppermint candy is simply delicious. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with foil.

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Chocolate or White Filigree Leaves

Better Homes and Gardens

Garnish a wedge of cheesecake or a dish of ice cream or sorbet with a pair of these lacy leaf trims.

Halloween Bark

Ladies' Home Journal

Peanut-Caramel Candy Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Marbled Peanut Clusters

Better Homes and Gardens

This no-bake treat is simple. Coat peanuts with semisweet chocolate and drizzle with candy coating.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 1 hr 50 mins

Salty Sweet Bark

Parents

Dark or semi-sweet chocolate form the base of this dessert while pretzels and chocolate-covered raisins give it the perfect dash of salt.

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