Community Picks

Community Picks — Holiday Confections

By • November 3, 2011 • 69 Comments

Coconut Jumbles Cocoa Nib Brittle

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm (EST).

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Community Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Community Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

  • Community-Tested Editors' Pick Candidates (these are the ones we want you to test)
  • Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread
  • Sossie Beile's Little Cherry Crumb Cake
  • Orange-Pecan-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  • Rosemary Pecan Caramels
  • Cocoa Nib Brittle
  • Almond Joy "Truffles"
  • Coconut Milk Caramels
  • Maple Cream Buckeyes
  • Chocolate-Granola Bark
  • Chocolate Salami
  • Dry Bones Cookies Southern Style
  • Serinakaker
  • Everyone's Favorite White Cookies
  • Nutella Shortbread Brownies
  • Santa's Favorite Black and White Cookies
  • Coconut Jumbles
  • Test Kitchen Fudge
  • Quince Kolacky


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    almost 3 years ago sunstan

    Everyone's Favorite White Cookie. My daughter and I would love to test them. I bake, she tests....

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    almost 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

    :-), love the 'you-snooze-you-lose' phrase!

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    almost 3 years ago luvcookbooks

    Meg is a trusted home cook.

    I see now that the quince recipe dilemna was already neatly solved... so thrilled tha tquince is getting publicity...

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    almost 3 years ago luvcookbooks

    Meg is a trusted home cook.

    trying to request the quince kolacky
    have quinces, will test, having trouble getting this to add

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    almost 3 years ago luvcookbooks

    Meg is a trusted home cook.

    have quinces, will test kolacky if not already called

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    almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

    Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

    Good heavens! This is a you snooze you loose sort of group isn't it?! It's probably better for me not to be testing anything, since the last thing I need this weekend is a sugar high. Thanks Niknud or HLA - whichever of you actually winds up making them! - for testing my cookies!

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    almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

    Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

    Good heavens! This is a you snooze you loose sort of group isn't it?! It's probably better for me not to be testing anything, since the last thing I need this weekend is a sugar high. Thanks Niknud or HLA - whichever of you actually winds up making them! - for testing my cookies!

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    almost 3 years ago VanessaS

    Thanks for testing them!

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    Good news, Niknud! I got quince so I will make the kolacky if you will make the serinaker!

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    almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

    Thank you HBH! I hope you enjoy them!

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    almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

    Sorry that I missed a chance to test! Thank you for the CP nom!

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    almost 3 years ago JessicaBakes

    Enjoy!!

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    almost 3 years ago VanessaS

    Hmm, you could use apples or pears (with less water and less cooking time), but it won't turn pink and won't be as thick, and I can't guarantee that it would end up well, so I'm not sure.....

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    They sort of look like a hybrid between a yellow apple and a pear.

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    almost 3 years ago Niknud

    Thanks, hla! Keep me posted - I'll check back in a bit! Mind uploading a picture of a quince at some point so I don't feel so foolish again....at least as far as this is concerned.

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    Niknud, I need to go to the grocery today, and if they have quinces (which is a possibility as the grocer I use generally does carry them in season) I will make the kolacky and you can do the serinakaker. I'll report back in a couple of hours!

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    almost 3 years ago victoriaspencer

    Victoria is the Editors' Picks Editor of Food52.

    Sorry I missed that hardlikearmour had already called them, we're having some tech difficulties with comments today. Apologies
    And Niknud, quince kolacky are still available if you can get your hands on some quince.

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    almost 3 years ago Dabblings

    Thanks for testing my recipe. I hope you like them as much as we do :)

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    almost 3 years ago Niknud

    Not sure the elusive fruit is available in my neck of the woods. Ok, ok, I admit...I've never laid eyes on a quince before and wouldn't recognize one if it bit me in the tush. Wouldn't want to substitute anything since it's such a big part of the recipe. They sound delicious, but if I can't lay hands on the key ingredient I should probably pass. Unless, of course VanessaS gives the green light for a substitute (and can suggest one!). :)

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    almost 3 years ago victoriaspencer

    Victoria is the Editors' Picks Editor of Food52.

    Sorry I missed that hardlikearmour had already called them, we're having some tech difficulties with comments today. Apologies
    And Niknud, quince kolacky are still available if you can get your hands on some quince.

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    almost 3 years ago Niknud

    No!!!! I don't have any quince (quinces?) Sigh. HLA, you're a quick one! :)

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    almost 3 years ago Niknud

    Seriankaker (she says with a gasp, having almost missed being able to test something for, like, the third contest in a row)!

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    I called dibs on the Serinakaker.

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    almost 3 years ago victoriaspencer

    Victoria is the Editors' Picks Editor of Food52.

    Yes, they've already gone. Still up for dibs are Quince Kolacki and Serinakaker.

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    almost 3 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Dry bones cookies, southern style, please!

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    almost 3 years ago Summer of Eggplant

    Have orange pecan oat chocolate cookies been taken yet? If not, I will make those.

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    I'd love to test 5&Spice's Serinakaker! Thanks!

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    almost 3 years ago wssmom

    Almond Joy Truffles if they're available, please, and thanks for the EPC!!

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    almost 3 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Thanks, TiggyBee--have fun, i hope you enjoy them!

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    almost 3 years ago creamtea

    thanks for volunteering to test (my grandmother's) recipe, sticksnscones.

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    almost 3 years ago sticksnscones

    I'll take Sossie Beile's Little Cherry Crumb Cake if it isn't already spoken for

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    almost 3 years ago sticksnscones

    I'd love to test Sossie Beile's Little Cherry Crumb Cake

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    almost 3 years ago TiggyBee

    Everyone's favorite white cookies - thanks!

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    almost 3 years ago Half-Buzzed Hostess

    I'll do the maple buckeyes!

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    almost 3 years ago Half-Buzzed Hostess

    I'm all over the Maple Cream Buckeyes!i

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    almost 3 years ago Half-Buzzed Hostess

    I'm all over the Maple Cream Buckeyes!

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    almost 3 years ago Panfusine

    Thanks for volunteering to test this forester_lady!

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    almost 3 years ago victoriaspencer

    Victoria is the Editors' Picks Editor of Food52.

    It seems you did, who wants to go with it and who is willing to take another recipe to test?

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    almost 3 years ago kate

    I'd love to test Test Kitchen Fudge!

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    almost 3 years ago kate

    I'd love to test Test Kitchen Fudge!

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    almost 3 years ago victoriaspencer

    Victoria is the Editors' Picks Editor of Food52.

    Sorry forester_lady just beat you to that one. Do chose another.

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to try the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to try the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    I'll test the Orange-Pecan-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies instead of the coconut sesame shortbread, which appears to have been claimed twice. Thank you. ;o)

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to try the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to try the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to test the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

    Congratulations to all! I'd love to test the Cocoa Nib Brittle.

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    almost 3 years ago Marcal

    I would like to test the coconut milk caramels.

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    almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    Thanks for chosing this! I hope you like them as much as I do!!

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    almost 3 years ago jenniebgood

    I'm very happy to test Lakelurelady's chocolate salami if no one has claimed it!

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    almost 3 years ago Marcal

    I would like to test the coconut milk caramels.

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    almost 3 years ago Marcal

    I would like to test the coconut milk caramels!

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    almost 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

    Oh no! Did we claim this simultaneously?!

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    almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    I will very gladly test Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread, please. And thank you so much. ;o)

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    almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    I will very gladly test Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread, please. And thank you so much. ;o)

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    almost 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

    I'll test the coconut and sesame shortbread, please!

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    almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    I will very gladly test Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread, please. And thank you so much. ;o)

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    almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    I will very gladly test Deirdre's Coconut and Sesame Shortbread, please. And thank you so much. ;o)

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    almost 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

    I'll test the coconut and sesame shortbread, please!

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    almost 3 years ago sdebrango

    Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    I'll try again would love to test santa's favorite black and white cookies

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    almost 3 years ago EmilyC

    I'd love to try HLA's Rosemary Pecan Caramels. Congrats to all!

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    almost 3 years ago EmilyC

    I'd love to try HLA's Rosemary Pecan Caramels. Congrats to all!

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    almost 3 years ago NWB

    Coconut Jumbles, please.

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    almost 3 years ago sdebrango

    Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    I would love to test santa's favorite black and white cookies

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    almost 3 years ago NWB

    I'd like to test the Coconut Jumbles, please.

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    almost 3 years ago gingerroot

    Congrats to all!! I'd love to test the Nutella Shortbread Brownies, if they are still available.

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    almost 3 years ago gingerroot

    Congrats to all!! I'd love to test the Nutella Shortbread Brownies, if they are still available.

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    almost 3 years ago Panfusine

    Thanks so much for the CP nod, I'll be Calling dibs on the chocolate granola bark please, been waiting to try one of Kitchen Butterfly's divine treats for a loong time!