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Candy Recipes

Looking for recipes for candy? Taste of Home has the best candy recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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These homemade candies are softer than store-bought. They've got that classic fun appeal that people really love. —Leah Rekau, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Candy-Licious Fudge

Candy-Licious Fudge

Candy-Licious Fudge

A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true, but it turned out to be good and true! —Dee Lancaster, Ozark, Missouri

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

These are a different kind of treat for the holiday candy plate. I had this recipe long before microwaves, but now preparation is much easier.—Berdine See, Independence, Iowa

Tempting Truffles

Tempting Truffles

Tempting Truffles

These melt-in-your mouth morsels are sure to woo your truelove...and anyone else who has a sweet tooth! Our Test Kitchen staff came up with the recipe for the silky smooth truffles.
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Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Our Test Kitchen staff had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers. Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and red-hot candy noses.

Peanut Butter Candies

Peanut Butter Candies

Peanut Butter Candies

No one will believe you created the chocolate-covered bites in time for dinner. Or, whip some up to include on your cookie tray when entertaining.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Raisin Cashew Drops

Raisin Cashew Drops

Raisin Cashew Drops

At Christmas, I serve these bite-size chocolates in festive paper cups decorated with snowmen or Santas. They’re easy to make, and my family loves the combination of salty and sweet.

Jelly Bean Brittle

Jelly Bean Brittle

Jelly Bean Brittle

"Here's a fun version of brittle that's perfect for Easter," suggests Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "The jelly beans add both color and flavor."

Mixed Nut Brittle

Mixed Nut Brittle

Mixed Nut Brittle

Peanut brittle is done one better when prepared with mixed nuts instead. This impressive candy is simply delicious. I like to pack some in pretty plastic bags to give as gifts.

Cashew Nut Crunch

Cashew Nut Crunch

Cashew Nut Crunch

This is a holiday favorite for gift giving. I coarsely chop some of the candy to sprinkle over ice cream. The remained I break into pieces and dip in melted chocolate to serve alongside. —Rose Randall, Derry, Pennsylvania

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Pastel Almond Bark

Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center stage on the goody plates I make for friends.

Molasses Taffy

Molasses Taffy

Molasses Taffy

When I was growing up, we'd have taffy pulling parties. The more experienced taffy pullers could make the long strips of shiny candy pop as they worked it into rope-like streamers.—Sherrill Bennett, Rayville, Louisiana

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One batch makes plenty for snacking and sharing. At Christmas, my sister and I add them to trays of homemade candies we give to the customers of the house-cleaning service we run. We're often asked for the recipe.

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

I couldn't resist combining my two loves in this recipe—peppermint and chocolate! These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. —Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington
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