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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.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

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

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.

Orange Apricot Balls

Orange Apricot Balls

Orange Apricot Balls

I first tried this citrusy candy as a child at my grandmother's house. I enjoyed it so much, my dad has been making it every Christmas since.—Shelly Detwiler, Marysville, Ohio
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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.

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

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.

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.”

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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