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Chocoholic: Super-Easy Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

This fudge by-passes all the sugar shenanigans of traditional fudge recipes by swapping the sugar and cream for sweetened condensed milk. By melting it with three types of chocolate and then letting it chill, the result is a creamy, firm texture that sets without having to rely on crystallization. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

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Coating your candy canes in a rich robe of chocolate raises the bar for the classic holiday sweet, imparting both a delicious flavor contrast and adding a festive visual appeal. They're a sweet party favor, an easy way to make your hot chocolate more awesome, and--bonus--they're really easy and quick to prepare. More

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

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Coating your candy canes in a rich robe of chocolate raises the bar for the classic holiday sweet, imparting both a delicious flavor contrast and adding a festive visual appeal. They're a sweet party favor, an easy way to make your hot chocolate more awesome, and--bonus--they're really easy and quick to prepare. More

Chocolate Covered Cheetos

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Of all the snack chips I tried covering in chocolate, the Cheetos were certainly the most compelling—vaguely shrimplike in shape, these nubbly, crunchy, chocolate-and-cheese snacks were oddly addictive in a sweet-and-salty, lowbrow sort of way. 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

Mint Meltaways

Serious Eats Liz Gutman 7 comments

This recipe calls for mint extract, but you can use any extract or oil you like - just add to taste. More

How to Make Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Sweets Kumiko Mitarai 11 comments

Chocolate ganache truffles are the perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift. In their simplest version, they are not at all hard to make. Roughly shaped and rolled in cocoa powder, they look like the fungus they're named after. Whoever gets them will feel very special. More

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

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Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

[Photograph: Lucy Baker] Forget plain, boring old vanilla marshmallows. These pack a double punch of chocolate and peppermint schnapps and are just the thing for topping off a mug of holiday cocoa.... More

Cakespy: Bonbon Jovi Truffles

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Bonbon Jovi Truffles: they may be slippery when wet, but they don't give love a bad name. More

Rosemary Truffles

Serious Eats Jenny McCoy 11 comments

Chocolate truffles are incredibly easy to make and can be flavored with just about anything. This recipe combines a rosemary and orange-infused ganache with 66% chocolate. The truffles have a nice earthy flavor from the herb, a bright citrus finish, and a rich chocolate to support the combination. More

The Best Artisanal Chocolate Bars

Erin Zimmer 11 comments

...and patties, nuggets, balls, and bites. Mixed box from Garrison Chocolates. [Photographs: Robyn Lee] No offense to Snickers and Nestle Crunch, but in a perfect world, we'd trick-or-treat and be handed these hand-made chocolates. Inspired by classic Halloween candies, these chocolatiers from all over the country have stepped it up with fancy ganaches, fruit p√Ętes, pumpkin puree, and (kids, close your eyes) scotch. Ordering these might require a little more effort than hopping into a CVS, but they're pretty special. Check out the five chocolatiers, after the jump.... More

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