PRODUCTS: Chocolate Stuffed Puffs ~ Chocolate Marshmallows With Chocolate Filling

How do you make big, fluffy marshmallow even better? Stuff them with soft milk chocolate. S’mores around the campfire is been a yummy tradition: a stick, a fire, a toasted marshmallow, a square of chocolate and two graham crackers turn into a delicious chocolate marshmallow sandwich (photo #2). While there have been numerous creative uses…
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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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STOCKING STUFFERS: Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows, Little Secrets Peppermint Pieces

Today’s stocking stuffers are for mint lovers.   1. DANDIES PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOWS Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows are a limited-edition holiday treat. Dandies are all-natural, gelatin-free, vegan marshmallows. There’s no high fructose corn syrup or anything artificial: Cane sugar and tapioca syrup are used. Vegan marshmallows taste just like conventional marshmallows, but tapioca starch is used instead…
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