We don’t blame you for focusing most of your holiday baking attention on cookies or that one knockout, centerpiece dessert for your dinner party. Take this as a gentle reminder not to forget candy and other bite-sized treats. Here are some surprisingly easy and make-ahead suggestions from our Recipe Finder:
Nearly Foolproof Creamy Chocolate Fudge. Conquer your fear of fudge with this recipe.
Ultimate Fudge. Why stop at just one fudge variation?
Homemade Gourmet Marshmallows. Even the grown-ups will be clamoring for cups of hot chocolate Christmas morning if you offer these marshmallows as garnishes.
Pumpkin Seed Brittle. This crunchy treat is nut-free.
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookie Bark. A cookie-candy hybrid that takes well to different toppings.
Lavender-Blackberry-Raspberry Truffles. Play chocolatier with these professional-grade chocolates that are easy enough for a novice.
Cheater's Truffles. The basis for these sweets is a chocolate sauce that you can make in the microwave.
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