Techniques Cover Me in Chocolate Or at least whatever I'm eating Published Mar 18, 2019 10:38 PM Techniques With a dense chocolate coating and a soft, cakelike cookie base, we think these homemade mallomars are even better than the original. Get the recipe for Homemade Mallomars ». Matt Taylor-Gross SHARE TKWith a dense chocolate coating and a soft, cakelike cookie base, we think these homemade mallomars are even better than the original. Get the recipe for Homemade Mallomars » Matt Taylor-Gross Invertase, a liquid enzyme that’s found in small bottles at most candy-making supply stores, is used to liquefy the cordials’ luscious, chocolate fondant filling. Todd Coleman For a lighter, moister result, this recipe calls for almond pastry filling in place of the traditional almond paste used to make these chocolate-covered cookies. Todd Coleman The recipe for this fondant-centered candy is based on one in the Candy Cookbook by Mildred Brand. Penny De Los Santos Bitter citrus rinds are transformed into a candy-sweet, chocolate-dipped confection. Christopher Hirsheimer Almost any kind of nut, seed, or dried fruit can be used for these chocolate-coated clusters based on one that appears in Peter Greweling’s Chocolates and Confections Todd Coleman An easy and impressive recipe, these fluffy, chewy homemade peanut butter nougat candies are coated with dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. Todd Coleman For these chewy, sweet bars, paraffin wax–a now mostly forgotten candy-making ingredient–is mixed with chocolate so that it will set properly when cooled and take on a shiny appearance. Penny De Los Santos The recipe for these Christmas cookies comes from the bakery Rischart in Munich. Their base is simple, leaving plenty of room for creative decorations. Todd Coleman Food roundup MORE TO READ RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese. READ NOW RELATED Kosher Cachopa Michael Twitty’s take on Cape Verde’s iconic, hearty stew honors the island nation’s Jewish roots. RELATED Quick-Pickled Beets This stress-free method will have you snacking on nature's candy without the post-canning cleanup.