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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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Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

"These special candies have the irresistible combination of coconut, almonds and deep dark chocolate," remarks field editor Janet Loomis of Terry, Montana. "They make great gifts - if you can get yourself to part with any!"

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We still make them in a rainbow of jewel colors in her memory every Christmas. They're great stocking stuffers!

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts with pecans, filberts or almonds. —Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana
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Creme de Menthe Truffles

Creme de Menthe Truffles

Creme de Menthe Truffles

I found this in a box of recipe clippings and decided to try them. I'm so glad I did! The minty flavor is perfect for Christmas.

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends and family will gobble these up in a jiffy! —Mrs. William Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa

Christmas Mice Truffles

Christmas Mice Truffles

Christmas Mice Truffles

Your guests will say, "Oh how cute," not "Eek!" when they spot mouse-shaped truffles on your dessert tray. The little goodies are easy to make with Oreos and just a few other ingredients.

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.

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for any holiday or special gatherings...or just when you want to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate dessert. -Judy Olson, Whitecourt, Alberta

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.



Butterscotch Hard Candy

Butterscotch Hard Candy

Butterscotch Hard Candy

I love making this classic butterscotch recipe. We think these irresistible bites are better than the store-bought variety... and they sure don't last long! —Darlene Smithers, Elkhart, Indiana

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

You can enjoy this candy even if you are on a restricted diet since it's sugar-free. Use small seasonal cutters to make shapes everyone will be sweet on.

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.

Candy Easter Eggs

Candy Easter Eggs

Candy Easter Eggs

I got this delightful a old fashioned recipe from my mother-in-law. She produced many variations from this basic recipe, combining different flavored extracts with specific coloring. —Theresa Stewart Melfort, Saskatchewan
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