FOOD FUN: Candy Pop & Cookie Pop Popcorn: M&Ms, Oreos, Twix, Snickers & More

[1] New Candy Pop Snickers (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Snack Pop). [2] The original: Cookie Pop with Oreos. [3] M&M Minis and popcorn. [4] A combo pack of individual servings, available at Sam’s Club (photo © Sam’s Club).   Friends and family know that we don’t enjoy “newsstand” candy, with three exceptions (Hershey’s…
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PRODUCTS: Chocolate Stuffed Puffs ~ Chocolate Marshmallows With Chocolate Filling

How do you make big, fluffy marshmallow even better? Stuff them with soft milk chocolate. August 30th is National Marshmallow Day, but don’t wait until then to try Stuffed Puffs. S’mores around the campfire is a yummy tradition: a stick, a fire, a toasted marshmallow, a square of chocolate and two graham crackers turn into…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pecan Turtles For National Pecan Day

[1] In just 90 minutes, you can turn out two dozen Turtles (recipe and photo © Baker By Nature). [2] John and Kira’s makes “Tortoises”: six maple pecan and six cinnamon cashew in a beautiful gift box. Get them here (photo © John and Kira’s). [3] Milk Chocolate Turtles were made by Edward Marc Chocolatier…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Hot Stuff From Jelly Belly (Habanero, Jalapeno & More)

[1] Not for the faint-of-palate: Jelly Bellys made with five different types of hot chile peppers (both photos © Jelly Belly). [2] Take heed: There’a a warning label.   If your Valentine likes food with hot chiles, a package of Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Fiery Five should be part of his/her Valentine’s Day gift. How hot…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Torrone For Christmas

In Italy, torrone (tuh-ROE-nay) is a traditional Christmas dessert, and the most popular candy in Italy. In France, it’s known as nougat: a confection made from egg whites, honey, sugar and toasted almonds. There are many regional variations; some are softer, some chewier. If you’re headed to any Italian city—or have friends who are—ask them…
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