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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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Homemade Easter candy really doesn't get easier than this. It's so simple—all you need are three ingredients, a microwave and a pan! —Mavis Dement, Marcus, Iowa
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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 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

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
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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

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

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.”

Pretzel Sparklers

Pretzel Sparklers

Pretzel Sparklers

"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota. "You can use different candy sprinkles to reflect other holiday themes."

Caramel Pecan Clusters

Caramel Pecan Clusters

Caramel Pecan Clusters

I make lots of candies and I often add a few ingredients or leave some out. My great-nephew, Josh, is my taste-tester, and this recipe is among his favorites. It seems that my snack jar is always going on empty, but this gives me great joy. —Marcille Groenke Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

These pretty pretzels are simple to make and are great gifts any time of the year. —Virginia Chronic, Robinson, Illinois
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