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.

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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.

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.

Peppermint Sticks

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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.

Chocolate-Covered Berry Marshmallows

EatingWell

Chocolate-and-berry-flavored marshmallows are delectable--even addictive--and these surprisingly easy candies make a great gift or special treat.

Total: 11 hrs 30 mins

S'mores Bark

Parents

Treat your guests to the flavors of this campfire favorite in the form of a delightful holiday bark.

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Better Homes and Gardens

Melt and stir. It's that easy when you use your microwave for this ultra-rich chocolate dessert. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Super-Duper Chocolate Kisses

Better Homes and Gardens

Call upon chocolate-loving kids to shape the cookie dough for these cocoa-flavored treats. For a more festive presentation, use red and green sprinkles instead of chocolate-flavor ones called for in the recipe.

Zoe Bakes' Chocolate Caramel Matzo

Ladies' Home Journal
Total: 45 hrs

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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