Candy Recipes

Hard candies, fudge, caramel corn, toffee, truffles, taffy— Whatever your sweet tooth demands, we’ve got the 5-star recipes.

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Buckeye Balls II

Rating: 4.59 stars
These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.

Caramel Peanut Fudge

Rating: 4.72 stars
This is a dessert that is just to die for! It will be a great hit at any bake sales, picnics, or just for you! Anyone ought to love it.

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.72 stars
I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Old-Fashioned Divinity Candy

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is a soft white candy made with light corn syrup.

Old Fashioned Molasses Taffy

Rating: 4.06 stars
Have an old fashioned taffy pull with this delicious old time recipe. I used to make this 40 years ago when I was 9!

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Rating: 4.48 stars
Use orange liqueur or orange juice to flavor these dipped truffles. This is a very easy recipe, requiring no candy thermometer and no sensitive tempering of the chocolate.

English Toffee

Rating: 4.2 stars
This candy tastes wonderful and takes about 15 minutes to make. My sister and I did three batches in an hour one year for Christmas. I use a cast iron skillet and some times just a few of the almonds to help gauge the readiness.

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.48 stars
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.

Caramels I

Rating: 4.61 stars
I got this from a co-worker about 12 years ago. These are the best melt in your mouth caramels I have ever had, and I always have to make them for Christmas.

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is the best recipe for creamy and delicious peanut butter fudge I have ever used. It is great for sharing at work.


Rating: 4.49 stars
I double the recipe and put in a glass baking dish (9x13 inches). Nice for holidays . . . Keep it for a secret and family and friends will think you worked forever on it . . . (smiles). You can also use peanut butter chips and make peanut butter fudge.

Peanut Butter Shoestring Haystacks

Rating: 3.81 stars
These are easy, no-bake cookies of peanut butter, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and shoestring potatoes.

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Five-Star Fudge Recipes

Chocolate, peanut butter, and every other flavor you love. Double-decker versions, too!

Pretzel Turtles®

"Sweet, salty, crunchy and easy! It doesn't get any better." – Robin Attard


Rating: 4.64 stars

I have used this recipe for almost 41 years, and have yet to have any bad batches. My grandson loves 'em!