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Easy Candy Recipes

Looking for easy candy recipes? Taste of Home has the best easy candy recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

"This is a favorite snack for me and my 10-year-old great-grandson," reports Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It has a hearty pecan taste without being too sweet. Their cool, soft texture makes the logs a nice alternative to cookies, and they slice nicely."

White Christmas Candy

White Christmas Candy

White Christmas Candy

During the holiday season a few years back, my husband brought this wonderful candy home from work. The co-worker who'd shared it graciously included the recipe...and I've been making it ever since! Besides being perfect for family munching, this creamy, "Christmasy" candy is dandy for holiday craft shows and gift giving.

Chocolate Mousse Balls

Chocolate Mousse Balls

Chocolate Mousse Balls

I love working with my grandkids in the kitchen. The key is using recipes like this that really let them get involved and have yummy results.—Michael Nye, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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Cranberry Macadamia Bark

Cranberry Macadamia Bark

Cranberry Macadamia Bark

"I fill Christmas tins with this special candy to give as gifts," says Pamela Galiardi of San Jose, California.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Promises Eleanore Peterson of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, "This is a favorite 'never fail' quickie recipe."

Chocolate Caramel Corn

Chocolate Caramel Corn

Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar from a local Boy Scout," recalls James Claassen of Brewster, Kansas. "We liked it so much we created our own version by coating caramel corn with rich milk chocolate."

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

As the young guests arrived, we joked about “finger food,” then offered them Fingers of Fright. Their eyes widened at the sight of these chewy digits made with circus peanut candies. Jelly beans cut in half lengthwise are pressed in for the fingernails.

Peanut Butter Candy

Peanut Butter Candy

Peanut Butter Candy

During the holidays, I make a lot of candy for friends, and this simple recipe seems to be a favorite. The white chocolate and chunky peanut butter make a perfect blend. —Deloris Morrow, Lake City, Iowa

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Toffee Peanut Clusters

Joy Dulaney sends in this delightful recipe from Highland Village, Texas. “These are a favorite among all my family and friends. They come together quickly and the toffee adds a nice unique twist.”

Fruit Drop Candies

Fruit Drop Candies

Fruit Drop Candies

Make a quick tropical treat by mixing dried fruits--papaya, pineapple, apricots, raisins and apples--with melted white chocolate.

Pineapple Coconut Snowballs

Pineapple Coconut Snowballs

Pineapple Coconut Snowballs

Marlene Rhodes shares a three-ingredient treat she quickly whips up in her Colorado Springs, Colorado kitchen. Canned pineapple adds refreshing taste to the frosty-looking finger food.
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