Pumpkin Fudge

Chopped pecans, pumpkin pie spices, and white chocolate are stirred into a creamy pumpkin-laced fudge to make what’s sure to become a new holiday tradition. You can tweak the recipe by adding a little more spice, skipping the nuts, or using dark chocolate chips instead of white.

fudge pumpkin

Yield: Makes about 3 pounds


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Fruit Jellies

Kids love jiggly jellies so let them help you make these adorable fruit jelly cut-outs. You only need 3 ingredients—unflavored gelatin, fruit juice (like orange or lemon or a raspberry puree), and superfine sugar. Once the mixture has become firm, cut the jellies into creative shapes with mini cookie cutters and present to guests in festive boxes or bags.

fruit jellies

Recipe yields: about 4 (10 jellies per gift)


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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks

These peppermint sticks look beautiful and taste even better! Dip store-bought peppermint sticks in melted white chocolate, then roll in coconut or other desired toppings. Once dried, place in a gift box with holiday tissue paper.

peppermint sticks

Level: easy
Yield: 12 peppermint sticks


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Gourmet Marshmallows

Decidedly mature flavors, including coffee and lavender, give these melt-in-your-mouth delicacies a bit of sophistication. Use this base recipe to make marshmallows for parties or homemade holiday gifts. Different flavors can be added to make a variety. Show them to their best advantage in a simple glassine bag, tied with a festive ribbon.

marshmellow gourment

Total Time: 55 min
Prep: 40 min
Level: moderate
Yield: 12 marshmallows per flavor (4 batches yield 16 bags of 3 marshmallows, 4 bags of each variation)


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Reindeer Hot Chocolate Mix

Giving your friends and family one these adorable jars filled with chocolate goodness will brighten their day.   And they are certain to remember you when they enjoy that warm drink on the next cold and snowy day.

reindeer hot chocolate mix


Makes: 12 servings
Serving Size: 2/3 cup hot chocolate
Start to Finish: 15 mins

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