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We Try the Limited Edition Holiday Peeps

Sweets Tiffany Tay 8 comments

In the spirit of the holiday season, we cast aside our Peeps hangups and tried the new candy cane and gingerbread flavors. Please don't judge us, but we may actually like them. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Chocolates

Sweets cakespy 2 comments

Let's get one thing straight. There is nothing necessary about coating your Valentine's Day chocolates with more chocolate. But oh, does it ever taste good. More

Chocolate Covered Chocolates

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Let's get one thing straight. There is nothing necessary about coating your Valentine's Day chocolates with more chocolate. But oh, does it ever taste good. More

Behind the Scenes at the See's Candies Factory in Los Angeles

Sweets Katie Robbins 18 comments

When it opened for business in 1921, the first See's Candies shop was a small storefront at 135 North Western Avenue, in the heart of what is now Los Angeles' Koreatown. The founder, Charles See, set up a candy kitchen in the back of the shop, where he turned out his mother Mary's recipes for dipped bon bons, maple walnut creams, and toffee. Last week, I had my own personal Golden Ticket moment when I got to tour the See's factory and watch the candy getting made. More

Skinny Cow, Now in the Candy Aisle

Sweets Jessica Leibowitz 7 comments

You might recognize Skinny Cow from the freezer aisle: she's that svelte heifer on boxes of low-calorie ice cream treats. Up next in her low-cal indulgences: chocolate candy. More

Let Them Eat: Hot and Spicy Chocolate Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 2 comments

Hot. Sultry. Picante. No, this isn't a Sofía Vergara-starring hot tub fantasy, it's a spicy adaptation of molten chocolate cakes for Valentine's Day. More

Edible DIY: Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

Sweets Lucy Baker Post a comment

Did my homemade chocolates look as pretty as chocolates from a fancy candy store? In a word, no. But they tasted fresh and pure, full of rich dark chocolate and sweet, boozy raspberry. More

Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

These easy homemade candies are reminiscent of fancy dipped chocolates. They may not look as pretty, but they are filled with the fresh, pure flavor of dark chocolate and sweet, boozy raspberries. Gussied up in paper liners and arranged in... More

Almond Joy Hearts

Serious Eats Lee Zalben 34 comments

Sugar Rush: Li-Lac's Chocolate Cream Rolls

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Take your pick from a selection of Chocolate Cream Rolls by Li-Lac Chocolates, a West Village classic that has been around since 1923. More

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win a Chocolate Truffles Box from Gail Ambrosius

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We are big fans of the hand-made truffles from Wisconsin-based chocolatier Gail Ambrosius. So if you're planning to go the chocolate route on Valentine's Day, you'd sure make that honeybunches of yours pretty happy with Gail's six-piece Lover's Box. It includes a heart-shaped Caramel, a Brandied Cherry Cordial, and Passionfruit, Lucille's Vanilla, Cinnamon/Cayenne and Rose truffles. We have five boxes to give away to five lucky readers out there. Enter to win one here! More

Chocolates for New Year's Resolution Makers and Breakers

Sweets Liz Gutman 9 comments

One of the first things that people generally give up when trying to get back on the health wagon is sweets—particularly chocolate. But let's not forget that chocolate is actually good for you; in moderation, of course. Here are my favorite three healthy(-er) chocolate treats to start the new year off right, and three more indulgent ones for those who, like me, don't bother with resolutions. More

Sugar Rush: Christopher Norman's Hot Chocolate and Brownies

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Christopher Norman Chocolates, buried way down in the Financial District, doesn't always receive as much attention as it deserves. But that's partly why I love this place—it's never crowded and always serene. His famed chocolates are sold by the... More

Video: Brooklyn's NuNu Chocolates on Food Curated

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Husband-and-wife team Justine Pringle and Andy Laird are self-taught chocolatiers. It all started with a "hey, what if we tried making chocolate?" impulse, and now they run Brooklyn-based NuNu Chocolates. In this latest episode of Food Curated from documentarian Liza de Guia, we meet the two, who describe their chocolate as comfort chocolate: it's accessible and not too complicated. You shouldn't have to think too hard about it. More

Beyond Creme Brulee at Kee's Chocolates

New York Nikki Goldstein 7 comments

[Photos: Kathy YL Chan] You might already be familiar with Kee's crème brulee truffle, but so many of her other treats are equally deserving of your attention (and consumption). With more consistency than most other local chocolatiers, the woman... More

Attention Peeps Haters: You May Actually Like the New Chocolate-Covered Peeps

Erin Zimmer 27 comments

Brand new this year: individually-wrapped chocolate covered Peeps (in both dark and milk chocolate flavors). It's nothing revolutionary, but maybe this is finally where they woo Peeps haters. Biting into it, you don't really think about Peeps. You just taste a chocolate-covered marshmallow blob. More

At Home with The Culinary Institute of America: Turtles

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

[Photograph: Ben Fink] Chocolate Turtles are some of the sweetest Valentine's Day candy out there. I mean, who can resist little blobs of caramel, chocolate, and nut that resemble adorable reptiles? With a few basic candy making techniques from Chocolates... More

At Home with The Culinary Institute of America: Chocolate Truffles

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] As much as I'd like to believe that Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love, for many of us, it's really all about the chocolates. Whether it's the big box of Godiva or a Whitman's sampler... More

Need Some Last-Minute Chocolate Ordering Advice?

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Revisit our artisanal chocolate taste-test for Valentine's Day orders. You may still be able to swing some of our favorites: Zingerman's Zzang! bars, Liddabit Sweets, BonBon Bar, Fran's Chocolates, and Garrison.... More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 104: My Five Rules for an Eat-All-Day Diet

Ed Levine's Serious Diet Ed Levine 14 comments

This week involved many of these. This past week I realized that simply "Saying No" (my apologies to Nancy Reagan) was not going to cut it on my serious diet; somehow, some way I was going to have to find a way to participate in the gustatory goings-on at SE World HQ and still lose weight (albeit slowly). Why? Because it's just too hard not to. Consider the following eating-oriented festivities that went on during the last seven days (including my birthday on Wednesday) at the office, a mere three feet from my desk: A pepperoni pizza taste test featuring the four big national pizza chains. A frozen pepperoni pizza taste test featuring five brands. A New York wings... More

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