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Easy Candy Recipes

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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

Cranberry Clusters

Cranberry Clusters

Cranberry Clusters

You just need three ingredients to stir up these chewy and crunchy treats that make a nice addition to a candy tray. I sometimes use white chocolate in place of semisweet and replace the cashews with macadamia nuts.—Kari Kelley, Plains, Montana

Almond Apricot Dips

Almond Apricot Dips

Almond Apricot Dips

My family makes these candied apricots every Christmas. We sometimes dip half of the fruit in white candy coating and the other half in chocolate coating.
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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

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

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

Sweet & Salty Snowmen

My young son and I made pretzel snowmen using different candies. They make cool table decorations in glasses of coconut “snow.” —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota

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

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.
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