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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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Shortbread cookies, toffee and roasty-toasty almonds team up for a treat that's both crunchy and chewy. This candy is a huge hit with my family and friends. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
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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

Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Toffee Crisps

Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Toffee Crisps

Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Toffee Crisps

My "crispers" are the ultimate combination of salty and sweet. They never last long because—trust me—they're addictive! Make the recipe the way it's written or sprinkle on any treats you like. —Jennifer Butka, Livonia, Michigan

Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

Almond Coconut Candies

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

Mounds of Bugs

Mounds of Bugs

If you have helping hands in the kitchen, this is a perfect recipe for you. Kids will squeal with delight when they make these cute bugs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Maine Potato Candy

Maine Potato Candy

Maine Potato Candy

"Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and candy," says Barbara Allen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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

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

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.

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

I give these as gifts and bring them to parties—they’re always a hit! Try using peanuts in place of walnuts. You’ll love their sweet-salty taste! —Taylor Carroll, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

This recipe was given to me by my sister who has baked these treats for Christmas for many years.—Dawn Supina, Edmonton, Alberta



Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Not only do the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and peanuts taste great together, the easy recipe reminds me of being up north at the cabin with my family. Makes a fast batch of treats to sell at your school bake sale. —Jamie McMahon, Cologne, Minnesota

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

Peppery Peanut Brittle

A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

When our kids read about sugarplums in a holiday tale, they were intrigued...and so was I! In short order, I figured out a no-bake way to make the sweets from dried fruits and nuts.

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

"My husband, Greg, likes to mix up these treats with the kids," says field editor Deb Darr of Falls City, Oregon.
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