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Candy

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian confection that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana.  It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate.  Who wouldn’t want some of that?  Nobody, that’s who.  And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage homemade chocolate candy recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s…

  • Pieces of Buttermilk Pecan Fudge stacked on parchment paper

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge ~ this creamy white fudge has got a sweet tangy flavor like nothing else I’ve ever tasted.  I highly recommend you try this unique treat, you won’t be…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts.  The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

    These Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache spiced up with cayenne pepper for a unique homemade candy with a kick!…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Fresh Lemon Truffles

    These Fresh Lemon Truffles are creamy confections with a bold citrus flavor.  Rolled in sugar or dipped in dark chocolate ~ they make an unexpectedly light and bright homemade candy for…

  • Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots  ~ this uber simple treat is surprisingly delicious, I call it dessert minus the guilt, which is a beautiful thing.…

  • Easy Butter Pecan Bark

    Easy Butter Pecan Bark ~ a pecan studded butterscotch bark that knocks the socks off everybody who tries it.  This is for all your butterscotch fans out there ~ it’s proof…

  • Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark

    Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark ~ don’t let the 2 ingredient part fool you…this easy chocolate bark is a killer homemade candy worthy of those at the tippy-top of this…

  • Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

    Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of…

  • Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ this is it guys, the ultimate decadent treat made right in your own kitchen!  These DIY hazelnut chocolate truffles are going to make…

  • Making Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge capitalizes on one of the world’s great flavor combos ~ this homemade fudge is sophisticated, quick and easy, and definitely giftable. *This post is sponsored by Peanut…

  • Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

    Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

    Spring is around the corner and here at TVFGI even the chocolate is decked out in pretty pastels — my Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is special enough for any occasion, from…

  • A recipe for a gorgeous swirled chocolate bark candy

    Marbleized Chocolate Bark

    Marbleized Chocolate Bark — this colorful homemade chocolate bark is kind of like finger painting in the kitchen, but you get something delicious to eat when it’s all done!…

  • SNICKERS® with fresh berries

    SNICKERS® Crisper

    I had to smile when SNICKERS® asked me to review their new Crisper bar.  Snickers bars were my mom’s favorite and during my formative years there was always a good supply…

  • Easy swirled chocolate bark, two ways

    How To Make Swirled Chocolate Bark

    How to make swirled chocolate bark for an easy last minute holiday gift — the combinations are endless and the result is stunning!…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    Grand Marnier Truffles

    If you do nothing else this holiday season, make yourself a batch of homemade Grand Marnier Truffles.  You won’t regret it.  Neither will your friends.…

  • Bacon Brittle!

    Bacon Brittle

    Bacon Brittle ~ the super inventive treat that has everybody talking, and it’s made right in the microwave!  This easy homemade candy is like nothing you’ve ever tasted! I was playing…

  • Bittersweet chocolate peanut clusters

    Spanish Peanut Clusters

    Spanish Peanut Clusters are the easiest homemade chocolate candy ever, and everyone goes ‘nuts’ for them! Happy Halloween everyone!  it’s going to be a slow one here, my husband has to…

  • Cocoa Crunch Bark, made with white chocolate and cocoa krispies

    2-Ingredient Cocoa Crunch Bark

    My 2-Ingredient Cocoa Crunch Bark is like a homemade version of a Nestle’s Crunch bar, only turned on its head with a creamy white chocolate base and Cocoa Krispies for the…

  • white energy bites

    White Chocolate Energy Bites

    White Chocolate Energy Bites ~ this easy homemade chocolate candy is a healthy-ish dessert or snack that will give you a boost of energy in a cute little package!…

  • Sea Glass Candy

    Sea Glass Candy

    This Sea Glass Candy is an easy homemade hard candy recipe that anyone can do with a pot and a candy thermometer.  It really does look just like sea glass!…

  • homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

    Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

    Believe it or not these Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates are super easy to make at home, and you can customize the chocolate and the filling in countless variations!…

  • Microwave Peanut Brittle is an easy holiday food gift

    Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

    Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle ~ are you ready to have your mind blown? This phenomenally delicate, light as air easy microwave peanut brittle is the quickest candy making project on the…

  • 2-ingredient cookies and cream bark candy

    Cookies and Cream Bark

    Cookies and Cream Bark ~ just two ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes to make one of the tastiest and most giftable homemade chocolate desserts around.…

  • Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark

    This unique Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark is a completely new concept in chocolate!  White chocolate is slowly ‘toasted’ in the oven to a rich caramel, and the flavor is amazing.  Add…

  • A pretty spring time bark made with leftover Easter candy!

    Spring Candy Chocolate Bark

    Spring Candy Chocolate Bark ~ skip the pre-fab candy this Easter and make your own!  Creamy white chocolate is studded with your favorite holiday treats, and takes only minutes to make!…

  • Candy Cane Toffee, cut

    Candy Cane Toffee

    Candy Cane Toffee ~ a holiday twist on a classic candy that marries peppermint with buttery toffee! Leaving cookies and milk by the fire on Christmas Eve is so yesterday.  And…

  • English Walnut Toffee 1

    English Walnut Toffee

    English Walnut Toffee ~ there’s nothing quite like making your own candy, and this crisp nutty English toffee is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten ~ make it for…

  • The Best Candy Themed Treats

    The Best Candy Themed Treats ~ a fun round-up of the best ways to use up stray Halloween candy that you might happen to have lying around after (or before!) the…

  • DIY Marshmallow Dollops

    Who says marshmallows have to be square?  These little DIY Marshmallow Dollops fit perfectly on a cup of cocoa, and look prettier, too! This experiment marks the kick off of a…

  • Mini Candy Bar White Chocolate Fudge

    I’m sure you’ve seen them.  Those packages of teeny tiny mini candies, right there in the grocery store checkout line.  I’m not talking about the regular minis that we’re used to…

  • White Chocolate Rocky Road Candy ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    White Chocolate Rocky Road

    White Chocolate Rocky Road has to be the coolest of candies. It’s a fanciful hodge podge of snowy white chocolate, nuts, mini marshmallows and a colorful mix of jellied candies and…

  • Robin’s Egg Truffles

    Robin’s Egg Truffles ~ cute little handmade chocolate truffle candies that look just like robin’s eggs!…

  • Coffee and Cardamom Truffles

    Easy Coffee and Cardamom Truffles ~ this easy homemade candy is a decadent combination of dark chocolate, cardamom, and coffee, reminiscent of the flavors of Turkish coffee!…

  • Classic Peppermint Bark is so easy to make!

    Peppermint Bark

    Peppermint Bark ~ holidays are all about tradition, and tradition is all about repetition.  That’s a round about way of saying that the holiday season can’t begin until I’ve made a…

  • Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark

    Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark ~ nobody loves fruitcake, but every everybody flips for this chocolate bark loaded with dried fruits and nuts!…

  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

    These festive little chocolate covered marshmallows are so easy to make even the kids can get involved. They turn plain hot chocolate into a decadent treat. Remember the HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS  from…

  • Classic Chocolate Truffle candy

    The Classic Chocolate Truffle

    Like a great cup of coffee, or a perfect scrambled egg, everybody needs to know how to make a classic chocolate truffle ~ it’s the easiest, and most decadent, homemade candy…

  • Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

    Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows ~  these plush, pillowy marshmallows are amazing, and so easy to make.  They’ll take your hot cocoa to a whole new level!…

  • (To Die For) White Chocolate Pecan Butter Cups

    (To Die For) White Chocolate Pecan Butter Cups ~ everybody’s favorite chocolate peanut butter cups get a delicious makeover with white chocolate and pecan butter.  This homemade candy is fun and so easy…

  • White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt

    White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt is one of my personal favorite recipes on the blog.  This easy dessert features deeply toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate and the…