Lavender-Blackberry-Raspberry Truffles are a fancy but easy option for holiday entertaining. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

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?

Peppermint Marshmallows. These seasonally appropriate treats boast a pretty pink color and a powerful peppermint punch. For added indulgence, dip them in chocolate.

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.

More holiday ideas:

Holiday Guide

Holiday Food & Entertaining