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.

Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Cinnamon Candies

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

Candy Bar Pie

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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.

Peppermint Sticks

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

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

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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.

Candy Cane Bark

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

Chocolate or White Filigree Leaves

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

Fresh Berry White Chocolate Bark

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Salty Sweet Bark


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

Total: 30 mins

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Easy Candy-Bar Treats

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Layers of chocolate and caramel top chocolate crust for this simple candy recipe.

Chocolate-Caramel Cupcake Cookies

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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.

Chocolate Dippers


Make a fun activity out of dipping and decorating pretzels in a selection of candies and sprinkles for this holiday-themed dessert.

Marbled Nut Clusters

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Arrange these dainty confections in a decorative box with waxed paper between the layers for Valentine's Day gift giving.

Fancy Liqueur Chocolates

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Flavored with almond liqueur, then dipped in chocolate, these candies look and taste like expensive purchased chocolates.

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