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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.

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Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you can color-coordinate the M&M's to each holiday. —Kim Scurio, Carol Stream, Illinois

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

With just three ingredients, these chocolate-swirl treats take just moments to whip up! If you have little ones visiting for the holidays, have them help you with the stirring. —Holly Demers, Abbotsford, British Columbia

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.”
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Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Christmas Bark Candy

Christmas Bark Candy

Christmas Bark Candy

This quick-to-fix candy is sure to please all ages when added to a homemade cookie tray. We show two versions here: vanilla chips with colorful miniature baking bits and milk chocolate chips with broken pretzels. Create your own variations using different flavored chips and add-ins such as crushed candy canes, dried fruits or crunchy nuts.

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.

Cranberry Pecan Clusters

Cranberry Pecan Clusters

Cranberry Pecan Clusters

I have many candy recipes, and this is one of my favorites. The clusters are quick and easy to make.—Collette Tubman, St. Thomas, Ontario

Apricot Cashew Clusters

Apricot Cashew Clusters

Apricot Cashew Clusters

Guests will enjoy the fruity surprise they find in these scrumptious nut candies. "I make them often because they can be whipped up in no time," says Pamela Wagner. "Everyone will love the unusual combination," promises the Madison, Wisconsin cook.

Create-A-Bark

Create-A-Bark

Create-A-Bark

With a little imagination and varied ingredients, you can create a custom candy with this recipe that you'll love.

Fruit 'n' Nut Clusters

Fruit 'n' Nut Clusters

Fruit 'n' Nut Clusters

Easy as 1-2-3, these fuss-free treats from Alexandra Marcotty of Cleveland Heights, Ohio are ready in a snap. The flavors blend well, creating the perfect bite-sized snack!

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

These treats are such a snap to make, I almost feel guilty serving them. But nobody seems to mind I didn't put in much effort—they just keep coming back for more. —Keslie Houser, Pasco, Washington
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