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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

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

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

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

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

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