Category Archives: Cookies & Candy

Cooking with Kids: No-Bake Oreo-Snickers Ganache Tarts

Decadent little chocolate ganache tarts that will knock your chocolate-lovin’ socks off. So easy to make – a great kids cooking project! They combine the chocolate richness of Oreo cookies with the peanut crunchiness of a Snickers bar and add … Continue reading

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Lemon Cardamom Kransekake Cookies

These crisp chewy little cookies will be sure to delight on your cookie platter this holiday season. Marrying the fresh tang of lemon, the floral whiff of cardamom, and the sweetness of almonds, Scandinavian kransekake cookies are a unique and … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A wedge of slightly warm chocolate chip skillet cookie is soft and gooey, just the thing to dip into a cold glass of milk or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (And no fussing with batches of cookie … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Cookie Painting

Want a fun project to do with kids? Try cookie painting! This easy and edible craft makes great decorated cookies for any holiday or just for a rainy afternoon’s art session. Kids of all ages can make these beautiful cookies. … Continue reading

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Maple Walnut Energy Balls

No-bake Maple Walnut Energy Balls – sweet nutty little bites with the perfect blend of luscious maple syrup and rich, toasted walnuts. Are they a dessert, an addictive snack, or a nutritious energy boost?  (Answer: They’re all three!) I’m a … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Raspberry Gummies

It’s easy to make your own raspberry gummies with real raspberries and gelatin. They’re fresh and fruity, with much less sugar than store-bought gummy candies. A lovely little Valentine’s treat. Cooking with Meredith: Valentine’s Treats Making homemade fruit gummies is … Continue reading

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Zimtsterne – ‘Cinnamon Stars’ – Traditional German Christmas Cookies

Shiny little Zimtsterne are a traditional German Christmas cookie. They’re sweet and chewy and nutty – naturally gluten free – and baked in a most unusual way. The tree is decorated, presents are (mostly) chosen, but there’s wrapping still to … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Classic Seven Minute Frosting for a Birthday Cake

Seven Minute Frosting is a classic. Basically sugar and egg whites heated and beaten together for seven minutes to form a soft fluffy, marshmallowy icing that turns any cake into a special occasion masterpiece.  Cooking with Meredith and Lara Two … Continue reading

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Sicilian Almond Cookies and People-Watching in Italy

We discovered these Sicilian Almond Cookies while on holiday in Italy this fall. They are the perfect chewy, nutty, not-too-sweet treat to nibble with your coffee or hot chocolate, or whenever you need a break. Come, make yourself a cup … Continue reading

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No-Bake Cherry Coconut Bars – a Delightful Use for Evans Cherries

Tangy, creamy, chocolate-covered and bursting with fruit flavour, no-bake Sour Cherry Bars are a decadent treat and a great way to use tart,  juicy Evans cherries. (Plus you’d never guess they’re made with healthy ingredients!) Every year I play Russian … Continue reading

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