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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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Holiday Divinity

I've been whipping up this Christmasy treat— with its jolly red and green candied cherries and scrumptious chopped nuts— since 1955. It's so light it melts in your mouth. —Helen White, Kerrville, Texas
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Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham crackers or measuring and mixing the ingredients.—Heather Bazinet, Ingleside, Ontario

Orange-Sugared Pecans

Orange-Sugared Pecans

Orange-Sugared Pecans

I regularly cook up these candied pecans for Christmas gift-giving and family munching. The citrusy-sweet flavor is different and delicious.

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Meringues

"These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are super as a Christmas gift or to pass around when guests drop in," says field editor Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois.
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White Candy Bark

White Candy Bark

White Candy Bark

"Here is a speedy candy recipe that can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand," sends Marcia Snyder of Grand Junction, Colorado. "Since we have a walnut tree, I use walnuts, but pecans could also be substituted as well as dried cherries for the cranberries."

Caramel Pecans

Caramel Pecans

Caramel Pecans

"Make a pot of coffee or fix a drink, this takes a while! It's worth it though-this recipe is a family favorite and we always get requests for gifts of these chewy caramels." Darrell Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska

Caramel Nut Logs

Caramel Nut Logs

Caramel Nut Logs

It’s a good thing this recipe makes a lot—the wrapped logs never stick around long! They take a bit of effort to make but are well worth it. —Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three of us we've handed it out everywhere! The chocolatey candies couldn't be easier to make in the slow cooker and depending on the size of your spoon, you can get at least several dozen candies from this one recipe. So easy and great for gifts.—Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

"Turn your kitchen into a 'web site' by preparing a batch of these creepy candy spiders," chuckles field editor Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana.

S'more Drops

S'more Drops

S'more Drops

I first tried these gooey morsels in a sixth-grade home economics class. My friends and I would eat each mouthwatering drop so fast, they didn't have time to chill. We still reminisce about these indoor s'mores served with tall glasses of cold milk and times spent together.—Diane Angell, Rockford, Illinois

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now, my own children and grandkids say the season wouldn't by the same without a tray filled with this chocolaty peanut brittle.

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

Maple Nut Balls

I created these chocolate-dipped delights a few years ago, and already they've become a seasonal favorite with all my friends and family members. The creamy confection also won a blue ribbon at our state fair.

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

Microwave Mint Fudge

My family loves chocolate and mint, so I combined those favorite flavors in this quick fudge recipe.

Caramel Nougat Candy

Caramel Nougat Candy

Caramel Nougat Candy

With crunchy peanuts, gooey caramel and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations taste just like one of my favorite candy bars. I usually make several batches of candy at a time to include on my Christmas dessert tray or to give as gifts.—Maddymoo, Taste of Home Online Community

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

As a busy mother of six, I welcome any Christmas recipe that's quick, easy and family pleasing. These Snickers-like bars fit that description perfectly!
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