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Layered Hazelnut Truffles with Cinnamon (video)

Layered Hazelnut Truffles look fancy, but are really quite easy to make. Dark chocolate hazelnut ganache and milk chocolate cinnamon ganache come together for a sophisticated and luxurious treat. You may have seen layered truffles like these in a high end chocolate shop and never imagined that you could make these at home. Well, you …

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How to make Cherry Cordials

You can make classic Cherry Cordials at home. Cherries, Kirschwasser, and dark chocolate come together for the ultimate candy treat. Learn how to make the real cordial-syrup filling. When you bite into a true Cherry Cordial candy you get the snap of real chocolate and a burst of sweet and slightly boozy syrup. Admittedly, this …

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Blackberry Pate de Fruit – Blackberry Vanilla Fruit Jellies

Blackberry Pate de Fruit are soft, melt-in-your-mouth jelly candies made with real blackberry juice. The candies are rolled in vanilla sugar for a pretty and tasty finish. Pate de Fruit is a wonderful introduction to candy making. The french name sounds fancy, but they are, basically, fruit jellies. As long as you use real fruit …

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Chocolate Covered Brown Sugar Toffee

Chocolate Covered Brown Sugar Toffee is sweet, crunchy, chocolatey and surprisingly easy to make at home. Can you believe you only need 4 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make homemade toffee? Disclaimer: I have received products from sponsor companies to use in my recipes. All opinions and recipes are mine. You may be …

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Homemade Fresh Mint Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are in another league from store bought. Fresh mint leaves give these marshmallows a lovely natural flavor and color. Here’s another great “gift from the kitchen” idea. If you’ve never tasted homemade marshmallows you’re in for a real treat. Homemade marshmallows are billowy soft and melt into a lovely gooey mess when toasted …

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Apple Cider Caramels – Homemade Candy!

Apple Cider Caramels have a wonderful, apple-pie flavor. Reduced apple cider adds a background tang that goes perfectly with cinnamon and ginger. With just a touch of salt to bring out the other flavors, Apple Cider Caramels are a nice change from the ubiquitous salted caramels! For the holidays I always make little treats which …

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How to Make Rolled Fondant – A Recipe for Homemade Fondant

You can buy it, so why would you need to know how to make rolled fondant? Let’s face it, commercial fondant does not taste good. Making your own is worth the time and is surprisingly easy to do. For 10 years I owned a wedding cake business. I can’t count how many times I had …

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White Chocolate Ganache – Snowball Truffles

Rich and silky smooth, White Chocolate Ganache is a great recipe to have on hand. Whip it to create an airy cake filling or frosting, roll it in crystal sugar to make Snowball Truffles, or drizzle it on a cheesecake. The possibilities are endless. How White Chocolate Ganache is different than Dark Chocolate Ganache: I …

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