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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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When I got married, a lady at my parents’ church gave me this version of a popular Michigan treat. I sometimes pipe a bit of frosting on each piece for decoration during the holidays. —Kristen Ekhoff, Akron, Indiana
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Chocolate-Covered Chips

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Chocolate-Covered Chips

Whenever I give these candies as gifts or serve them to guests, they're conversation starters! The savory-sweet combination makes a tempting treat. —Marcille Meyer, Battle Creek, Nebraska

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

I just love to make chocolates at Christmastime. This popular candy combines pecans, chocolate and cherries—it is crunchy, sweet and just plain yummy!—Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana

Orange Cappuccino Creams

Orange Cappuccino Creams

Orange Cappuccino Creams

As holiday gifts, these mocha-orange morsels are sure to be a sweet success. The delighted response they get is well worth the kitchen time it takes to make them. —Lucile Cline, Wichita, Kansas
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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

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

No-Fail Fudge

Our family is very active in our county fair. This fudge was the only fair entry not to melt in the 100°-plus weather we had that year.—Jeannie De Vries, Martinton, Illinois

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.

5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina

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

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas notes, "Cashews add excellent flavor to this golden holiday brickle."

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.



Caramel Pecan Clusters

Caramel Pecan Clusters

Caramel Pecan Clusters

I make lots of candies and I often add a few ingredients or leave some out. My great-nephew, Josh, is my taste-tester, and this recipe is among his favorites. It seems that my snack jar is always going on empty, but this gives me great joy. —Marcille Groenke Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

People are crazy about these cashews coated in toffee and three kinds of chocolate. They make gift-giving sweet and simple for me!—Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, NY
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