Candy Recipes

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Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes best, and they're the first to disappear.
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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!

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee

Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

If only all wrapping paper tasted this sweet. We used cut strips of Fruit Roll-Ups for ribbon, but the pop-sibilities are endless! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
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Butter Mints

Butter Mints

Butter Mints

These creamy mints are smooth as silk and melt in your mouth! As a wife and mother of three youngsters, I treasure treats like these that come together quickly but taste terrific.

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

A small bite of this rich candy is all you need to satisfy a sweet tooth. My family prefers it to chocolate fudge.—Linda Wilkens, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Holiday Wreath

Holiday Wreath

Holiday Wreath

My mom gave me this recipe. I look forward to crafting and sharing the wreath every Christmas. It's crisp and chewy, and a real eye-catcher on the table.

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

Chocolate Raisin Truffles

Chocolate Raisin Truffles

Chocolate Raisin Truffles

These sweet morsels have wonderful flavor and are inexpensive to make. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

Coconut Cream Eggs

Coconut Cream Eggs

Coconut Cream Eggs

"The filling of these homemade chocolate Easter eggs is wonderful creamy and not too sweet," notes Janet Galasso of Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

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.

Chocolate Nut Fudge Rolls

Chocolate Nut Fudge Rolls

Chocolate Nut Fudge Rolls

The recipe for these rich chocolaty nut rolls comes from a handwritten cookbook full of memorable holiday treats— my mother complied it for me the last Christmas I lived at home.

Coconut Creme Chocolates

Coconut Creme Chocolates

Coconut Creme Chocolates

I've been married 49 years and have three children and lots of grandchildren. I've cooked a lot of meals! I make these treats special for my grandchildren. —Dolores Wilder, Texas City, Texas

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.

Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles

Send guests home with sweet memories of the day! Prepare these truffles 5 to 7 days in advance and store in the fridge for ease. —Kathy Carlan, Canton, Georgia
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