The Novice Chef


These homemade candy recipes are perfect for everything from holidays to late night snacking. Whether you’re craving a Boozy Jolly Rancher Slushie or a Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Cookie, there’s something here for every occasion!

Reindeer Poop on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Reindeer Poop

These Peanut Butter Blossoms are a Christmas tradiiton! Sweet peanut butter cookies are rolled in sparkling sugar, with a milk chocolate kiss in the center! #PeanutButterBlossoms #PeanutButterBlossomsRecipe #PeanutButterBlossomCookie #Dessert #ChristmasCookie #Cookie #CookieRecipe #ChristmasCookieRecipe #PeanutButterCookie #PeanutButterCookieRecipe #PeanutButterKissCookies #ChristmasRecipes #PeanutButter

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Pecan Christmas Crack in a box.

Pecan Christmas Crack

Almond Joy Truffles in a bowl with one cut in half to see inside.

Almond Joy Truffles

Red hot cookies with milk

Red Hot Cookies

Heath Bar Cookies are a buttery, brown sugar cookie loaded with chocolate chips and toffee bits with thick, chewy centers and crispy edges! #HeathBarCookies #Cookies #HeathBar #Toffee #CookieRecipes

Heath Bar Cookies

Pecan praline sauce in a sauce pan.

Pecan Praline Sauce

Caramel Popcorn Cookies: sweet buttery cookies filled with popcorn and topped with chewy caramel!

Caramel Popcorn Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookie Cups: soft sugar cookie cups are filled with orange creamsicle icing and topped with orange candy wedges. #orange #cookie

Orange Creamsicle Cookie Cups

Healthy Chocolate Walnut Truffles: you only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious energy balls!

Healthy Chocolate Walnut Truffles

Christmas Tree Cupcakes: these festive Christmas decorated cupcakes are made with buttercream frosting, mini m&ms and hidden ice cream cones for the base!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts: you only need ten minutes and six ingredients to make a batch of these sweet toasted pumpkin spice mixed nuts on the stovetop!

Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts

ANDES MINT COOKIES: soft dark chocolate cookies are frosted with mint buttercream frosting and topped with Andes Mints to create the best mint cookie, ever!

Andes Mint Cookies

Ultimate Mint Brownies: chocolate fudge brownies, with a layer of mint oreo cookies baked into them, are topped with sweet andes mints and crushed mint oreos!

Ultimate Mint Brownies

Oreo Easter Egg Cups - crushed vanilla oreos are layered with oreo cream filling buttercream and mini cadbury eggs!

Oreo Easter Egg Cups

Unicorn Fudge! Easy no bake marshmallow fudge decorated fit for a Unicorn!

Unicorn Fudge

Boozy Jolly Rancher Slushies! You only need 4 ingredients for these awesome summer cocktails: jolly ranchers, vodka, ice and sprite!

Boozy Jolly Rancher Slushies

Close-up of stacks of Caramel Pecan Bars

Pecan Caramel Bars

Turkey Cheese Ball! This Goat Cheese, Cranberry and Pecan Cheese Ball is incredibly festive and full of flavors perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer. If you are looking for a way to impress your guests, or get the kids involved in making dinner, this cheese ball fits the bill.

Turkey Cheese Ball

Melted Jack O' Lantern Brownies

Melted Jack O’ Lantern Brownies

Reese's Peanut Butter No-Bake Pie! It all starts with a chocolate crust and a layer of whole Reese's Cups in the bottom of the pie! Then layers of peanut butter filling, chocolate and whipped cream! It's a fluffy peanut butter & chocolate dream!

Reese’s Peanut Butter No-Bake Pie

Cake Batter Bunny Chow in small glass jars

Cake Batter Bunny Chow

Ritz Reese's Cup Sandwiches coated in dark chocolate and topped with crushed crackers

Ritz Reese’s Cup Sandwiches

Stack of Snickers Rolo's Carmelitas on a dark surface

Snickers Rolos Carmelitas