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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 can make them!…

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 the 15 best!…

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 so you can share with your bestest friends.…

Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s still the best classic holiday candy around.…

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 disappointed.…

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 firms up in the fridge in another 30.…

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 skipped this year.  And don’t forget the reindeer!…

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 chocolate and citrus lovers alike.…

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 positive that chocolate isn’t the only game in…

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 year’s holiday gift list.…

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 cookies, I go for one of these healthy…

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 you VERY popular with friends and family……

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 Butter & Co™ ~ thank you for supporting…

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 Easter and Passover, to weddings, showers and beyond,…

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 of them around our house.  In fact I…

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. I make truffles at least once every holiday season, and every time, without fail,…

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 around with bacon the other day and came…

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 be somewhere for work and my daughter is…

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 crunch.…

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 one of those classic ‘I saw it on Pinterest‘ type of deals.  It caught my eye, I made it, and it turned out so perfectly I knew I needed to share it with you. …

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! *This post is in association with Chocoley ~ a fabulous online…

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 blog, it’s even easier to make than truffles…

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 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 macadamia nuts and you’ve got a spectacular and…

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 since Santas come in all shapes, sizes, genders,…

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 friends and family, but definitely make extra to…

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 big night……

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 little marshmallow spree I’ll be on all weekend. …

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 seeing at Halloween time, this is whole new…

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 dried fruit. If you’ve got a candy lover…

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! I’m catering dessert for a friend’s book club meeting next week.  I don’t know what they’re reading, but apparently…

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 batch or two of this family favorite.…

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 last week?   Here’s a fun thing to do…

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 and they make the perfect host or holiday…

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 to make!…

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 combination is unbelievable, you have to try it…