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

Rating: 4.5 stars 934
Sweet chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.

Candied Lemon Peel

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
This is a good way to use up lemon rind and it goes good with coffee or on cake. It really does taste like candy, and you can do this to ANY citrus fruit. If you use oranges you can add brandy, cloves or other spices the mixture. Chop it up and put it in cookies, or just eat it by itself.

Pretzel Turtles®

Rating: 5 stars 1660
Quick and easy Turtles® candies! Mini pretzels, caramel covered chocolate candies, and pecans make up this delicious treat.
By Cacki

Old-Fashioned Divinity Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 107
This soft nougat-like confection is a Southern classic Christmas treat.

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 1161
I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Torrone (Italian Nut and Nougat Confection)

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
This chewy nougat is studded with pistachios and toasted almonds. Edible rice paper on the bottom makes it easy to slice and serve.

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
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.

Hard Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 198
Homemade hard candy that can be made with your favorite flavors and colors.

English Toffee

Rating: 4 stars 221
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.

Old Fashioned Molasses Taffy

Rating: 4 stars 19
Have an old fashioned taffy pull with this delicious old time recipe. I used to make this 40 years ago when I was 9!

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.

Classic Caramel Corn

Rating: 5 stars 525
Sweet and crunchy caramel corn that tastes better than the county fair's.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Fudge Recipes of All Time
Chocolate, peanut butter, and every other flavor you love. Double-decker versions, too!
How to Make Rock Candy at Home
This is one science experiment we can get behind. 
Rating: 4.5 stars 1748

Easy fudge recipe with or without nuts is a perfect treat for the holidays.