Easy Candy Recipes

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Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand, they can be put together at a moment's notice.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

Kids have a blast creating different looks for their chocolate-dipped pretzel snowmen with candy scarves, buttons and top hats. If any are left over, they make cool table decorations posed in a glass with Styrofoam and coconut snow. —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Sparkling Candy Swizzle Sticks

Serve these sweet sticks from our Test Kitchen with tea, cider and hot chocolate.

Cherry Cordials

Cherry Cordials

Cherry Cordials

This Christmas, skip the boxed chocolate-covered cherries sitting on store shelves. The taste of these homemade confections just can't be beat. Plus, they're a snap to make with only three basic ingredients—you simply soak the cherries in brandy, melt the chocolates and dip!—Dorothy Bayard, Hubertus, Wisconsin

Lemon Bark

Lemon Bark

Lemon Bark

I wasn't a fan of white chocolate until I made this candy. It's tangy, sweet and creamy all at the same time. It was a lovely treat during a springtime shower but would be nice year-round. —Diana Wing, Centerville, Utah

Nutty Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Nutty Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Nutty Chocolate Peanut Clusters

I'm always amazed at just how simple these chocolatey nut clusters are to make. They're a great treat to bring out after holiday meals or for a party. — Christine Eilerts, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sparkling Pretzels

Sparkling Pretzels

Sparkling Pretzels

—Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
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