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Cakespy: Conversation Heart Nanaimo Bars

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This seasonal variation on the classic Canadian treat is easy to execute, and the cute upgrade is pretty intense, with a Neapolitan-hued (if not flavored) treats that are as adorable to behold as they are rich, decadent, and satisfying to eat. But don't forget to keep a toothbrush nearby, because these treats are extremely sugary. More

Conversation Heart Nanaimo Bars

Serious Eats cakespy 2 comments

This seasonal variation on the classic Canadian treat is easy to execute, and the cute upgrade is pretty immense, with a Neapolitan-hued (if not flavored) treats that are as adorable to behold as they are rich, decadent, and satisfying to eat. But don't forget to keep a toothbrush nearby, because these treats are extremely sugary. More

Cakespy: Hanukkah Marshmallow Dreidels

Sweets cakespy 7 comments

Why not make good use of the remaining crazy nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel. More

Hanukkah Marshmallow Dreidels

Serious Eats cakespy 1 comment

Why not make good use of the remaining nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel. More

Chocoholic: How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cordials

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti 21 comments

I grew up in a Russell Stover household. Every holiday and special occasion was marked with a box of chocolates that came from the local pharmacy. My dad's birthday and Father's day were my favorites, when we'd present him with his candy of choice: a long sleek box of chocolate covered cherry cordials. More

Chocolate Cherry Cordials

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 2 comments

The cherries are soaked overnight in a few tablespoons of liquor. I used Jack Daniels because it's what I had on hand, but any liquor will work—try brandy or even Grand Marnier. More

Soft Caramels

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 1 comment

Buttery, chewy, soft caramel makes great candies and is a tooth-saving alternative for tough or hard caramel apples. I love making it with the seeds scraped from the inside of a vanilla bean, with fleur de sel sprinkled on the top. These caramels wrapped in a twisted square of waxed paper make wonderful homemade gifts. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Potato Kisses

Serious Eats cakespy 11 comments

Turns out, potato is a surprisingly versatile candy filling, working very well with a variety of flavors and textures and making for a texture that is surprisingly creamy. This recipe for Potato Kisses is rich with sweetened coconut. And of course, like so many things, it's even better with a rich coating of dark chocolate. More

Sugar Rush: Gummies and Marshmallows at Sunrise Mart

New York Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

Browsing though the candy aisle at Sunrise Mart is one my favorite pastimes. More

Almond Joy Hearts

Serious Eats Lee Zalben 34 comments

Cook the Book: Sweet Potato Pralines

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

I suppose I was playing it safe when I chose these Sweet Potato Pralines since the recipe only includes a scant two tablespoons of sweet potato. The finished candy didn't end up tasting all that sweet potato-y at all, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Regardless of the lack sweet potato flavor, the pralines were pretty spot on—sugary sweet with a great crunch and tons of nutty pecan nibs. More

Sugar Rush: Honeycomb from Liddabit Sweets

New York Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] I've always had a soft spot for honeycomb candies, magical little confections of delicate appearance and quickly changing texture. Liddabit Sweets turns out an excellent version, small batches made with honey from Tremblay Apiaries, and... More

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Buckeyes

Serious Eats Liz Gutman 12 comments

All for me. [Flickr: CH®iS] This recipe is easiest if the peanut butter and butter are room-temperature; you can zap them in the microwave in 15-second increments to soften them up, if you get impatient. Make sure you have a... More

Chocolate-Covered Almonds

Serious Eats Jenny McCoy 5 comments

[Photograph: Jennifer McCoy] More Desserts by Jenny One Dough=3 Different Cookies »Chow Mein Chocolates »Caramel Pears »Pecan Pralines » Walking in SoHo in New York City does two things for me: makes me want to purchase clothes that I don't... More

How to Make Gumball Flower Lollipops

Robyn Lee 7 comments

[Photograph: Gourmet Mom-on-the-Go] I never felt compelled to buy gumballs and lollipop sticks until I saw these gumball flowers by Gourmet Mon on-the-Go. Stick small gumballs around a larger gumball with a ring of icing and you've got a cute and easy-to-make treat. [via Epicute] Related Pie Lollipops Oh My God, Maple Bacon Lollipops... More

Japanese Snack Review: Takoyaki-ya San, or Gobs of Goo

Robyn Lee 13 comments

When faced with cute Japanese candy, my brain tends to switch to "automatic Japanese candy response mode" by taking whatever candy is in front of me and placing it into my shopping basket. I have no choice but to buy what goes into my basket. No choice. Even if it's something as ridiculous as Takoyaki-ya San, a gummy candy meant to resemble octopus-filled dough balls. I saw it while shopping at Mitsuwa in Edgewater, New Jersey, where I only had to look at the package for two seconds before deciding, "This probably isn't worth my money, but I'm going to buy it anyway." I wasn't enticed by the takoyaki resemblance though—the best part was that you had to make... More

White Rabbit Candies, Now with Kidney Stones

Robyn Lee 6 comments

Milky nougat-like White Rabbit candies have been found to contain melamine, adding to the string of melamine-tainted dairy products coming from China. Melamine is an industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones and kidney failure, and has already sickened tens of thousands of infants in China. [via Gothamist]... More

Photo of the Day: Franks Bubble Gum

Robyn Lee 7 comments

Would a dark pink, rod-shaped piece of gum intrigue you much? Probably not. But market it as Franks Bubble Gum and you have a winner! Same probably goes for flat, disc shaped gum—Flat Gum Patties wouldn't make for an enticing name, but Bologna Bubble Gum? Yeah!... More

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