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The most trusted and delicious candy recipes by What's Cooking America. Learn how to make all types of candy, including Christmas candy. Easy, delicious recipes for candy, fudge, and confection. Learn how to make perfect candy on any occasion or holiday.

 

Graham Cracker ToffeeAlmond Roca Candy - Almond Toffee Recipe
This is my youngest daughter’s favorite candy recipe to make at Christmas time. Her father–in-law also has this recipe down to a science, cooking the toffee to a deep dark brown color without burning. Not many ingredients are needed for this recipe - you just need to make sure you cook the toffee to the right temperature on the candy thermometer.

Graham Cracker Toffee
This candy is so easy to make and taste so good! An excellent recipe to make with your children. When you serve this toffee, your family and guests will not believe that you used ordinary graham crackers in the recipe.
 


Apple Candy (Aplets)
Apple and Apricot Candy (Aplets & Cotlets)

Aplets and Cotlets are a delicious Northwest candy that is made with gelatin, walnuts, and apples. Developed by two Armenian men, Armen Tertsgian and Mark Balaban, who bought an apple farm (called Liberty Orchards) in the small town of Cashmere in eastern Washington state.




 

Avocado-Chocolate Truffles
Avocado-Chocolate Truffles
Yes, you read it right! This is a recipe for Avocado Truffles. You absolutely won't believe how delicious these truffles are until you have tried this very easy-to-make recipe. But, beware - these truffles are very rich!


 


 

Candied Orange Rinds
Candied Orange Rind
These delicious candied orange rinds will be a welcome addition to any holiday party menu, tree trimming, or even wrapped to be given as a gift.
 

 



Chocolate Turtles
Chocolate Candy Turtles
These could be considered either a candy or a cookie. Whatever they are called, they are called "delicious!
 

 

Chocolate Clay Rose
Chocolate Clay Roses
These delightful chocolate roses can be used as edible decorations for a cake or to create to basket of blooms. This edible clay can be also used as a modeling clay for making other figurines and objects. The soft pliability makes it easy to work with. These chocolate roses are so easy to make that even children enjoy making them.




 

Chocolate-Covered Grape Truffles
Chocolate-Covered Grape Truffles

You thought Chocolate Dipped Strawberries were great, now you must try these chocolate-covered grape truffles. These will definitely make a speculator finish for any dinner party.


 



 


Chocolate Fruit & Nut Easter Egg Candy
Why spend money on stale Easter candy when you can very easily make your own? Surprise your family and friends with this delicious candy. These Easter candies are so delicious and so rich! You could substitute any candied fruit of your choice for the cherries. I just like the cherries!
 


 


Chocolate Fudge - Can't Fail 5-Minute Chocolate Fudge

This very easy-to-make and delicious chocolate fudge recipe is originally from the Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk Company. The recipe seems to have appeared in the 1950s. This recipe has become very popular and famous with many generations of families! You'll love this very rich and delicious fudge.


 

 

Chocolate Mint Truffles
Chocolate Mint Truffles

These chocolate mint truffles are awesome and will definitely get "oohs" and "ahhs" from your guests!  

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
These peanut butter balls are so good that they literally melt in your mouth - it is hard to stop eating them! They taste like Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups candy. Very easy to make. Especially great during the Christmas holiday.

 


 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (no bake)
These peanut butter bars taste just like Reeses' peanut butter cups. So good and so easy!
 


 

 

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles

This chocolate truffle recipe can match even the priciest truffles you can find to buy.


 

 



 



Moonstruck's Decadent Chocolate Truffle Bars
Chocolate Truffle Bars

As you peruse this recipe, this thought may occur: "Oh my! This must be terribly rich and full of calories." Well, you're exactly right - but indulge yourself anyway with one of these divinely decadent confections. This chocolate bar is quite easy to make. the base is made in one saucepan and the truffle topping in one bowl.

 

 

Cognac-Laced Truffles
Cognac Laced Truffles (low fat, low calorie)

Yes, you can have your chocolate and diet too! Just watch how many truffles your eat.
 


 


Cognac Truffles

This is a perfect recipe for the home cook.  These truffles can easily be made in the home kitchen, but look and taste as though they were produced by the finest chocolatier.


 

 


Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge

A very unusual fudge recipe that uses prepared frosting that you buy. This white fudge is very easy-to-make and very delicious. You'll love this very rich and delicious fudge.
 


 


Crystallized/Candied Edible Flowers
Crystallized/Candied flowers make beautiful decorations for desserts and can last up to one year. Not only do they taste amazing, but they add an elegant, romantic, and delicious touch to virtually every dessert. This job takes a little patience, but the rewards are well worth it!

 


 

Deep Fried Chocolate TruffleDeep-Fried Chocolate Truffles
This is a very impressive dessert to end a meal. It is very easy to make as most of the recipe can be made ahead of time.
 



 

 

Divinity Candy
Divinity

Also know as Divinity Fudge, White Divinity Fudge, Seafoam Candy, and Meringue Candy. This snowy white divinity simply melts in your mouth. Divinity is not hard to make but it does take a little time and patience.




 

Fleur De Sel Caramels
Fleur de sel Caramels

The contrast between the sweet and salty is so wonderful in this candy.
 


 

 


Honeycomb Toffee - Sponge Candy

This delicious candy is also known by various names around the world, such as Hokey pokey, puff candy, cinder toffee, sponge toffee or candy, molasses puffs, fairy candy, and seafoam. This candy is basically a hard candy (toffee or taffy) with boiled sugar and corn syrup. After being taken off the heat, some baking soda and vinegar are added to foam it up as it cools which makes the interior look like a sponge. These candies are very addictive!
 

 
 

 

Honey Spice Truffles
Honey Spice Truffles

Recipe by Paul Lemieux, pastry chef at Lucere Restaurant in the Riverplace hotel in Portland, Oregon. Paul and his wife, Michelle, make the most luxurious chocolate truffles ever, using innovative flavors, such as Honey Spice.
 


 


 

Lemon Gum Drops
I have always loved gumdrops. Now that I have tested and developed this wonderful gumdrop recipe, I will never have to purchase them again. You can make different flavors of gum drops by using different fruit juice and food coloring. Use you imagination and be creative!



 

 

Maple Nut FudgeMaple Nut Fudge
You'll love this very rich and delicious fudge. Canadians have known the secret of how wonderful maple fudge tastes for a long time, now everyone can experience it!
 



 

Homemade MarshmallowsMarshmallows
I adapted this recipe from several different recipes that I found on the internet. If you’ve never had fresh homemade marshmallows, here’s your chance. These marshmallows are so delicious and decadent that you'll never want store purchased ones again!

Lavender Marshmallows
This recipe has been adapted from Chef Derek Barnes of Derek's Culinary Casual restaurant, Sarasota, Florida.

 


Marshmallow Squisharoos
Here is a fun marshmallow treat that is easy to make with your children. This recipe comes from the Magic of JELL-O Cookbook. So easy to make - just place some JELL-O mix in a plastic baggie, add the marshmallows, and shake away! The flavors remind me of eating a marshmallow peep. We made this with my 5-year old grandson and it was easy for him to assemble. Check out our video with my grandson making this marshmallow treat.

 

 

Marshmallow Fluff
Marshmallow Fluff/Cream

This is the best recipe that I have ever found to substitute for the store-bought marshmallow fluff. It is very easy to make and so delicious. Use this homemade marshmallow fluff/cream in any recipe that calls for marshmallow fluff.

 


 

Marshmallow Peeps
Marshmallow Peeps

This sugar, soft, chewy treat nesting in the Easter basket is hard to beat when it is homemade. Did you know that Americans devour more than 700 million Peeps per year. Peeps have been around since 1953, when they were hand-squeezed using a pastry bag, a process that took 27 hours to "hatch" each Peep.
 

 

Mashed Potato Candy
Since this candy is a very unique and unusual recipe, I thought everyone would enjoy seeing them and perhaps making them.

Mashed Potato Fudge
They taste kind of like Almond Joy (Mounds Bar) candy bars, but without the almonds.


 

Orange Blossom Infused Chocolate Truffles
Recipe by Ellen Easton, an afternoon tea authority. Check out all of Ellen Easton's Tea Travels articles and recipes.
 

Oreo Truffle Balls
Oreo Truffle Balls

This candy is so easy to make and so good!
 



 

Brown Sugar Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle

This wonderful Brown Sugar Peanut Brittle recipe and photos are courtesy of Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX. This recipe reminds me of my "younger" days when my mother always made these. So good!



 


Pecan Chocolate Toffee - Saltine Toffee

This is an excellent candy. No one will ever know that saltine crackers are the base until they ask for the recipe - and they will! This toffee is delicious!


 

 

Pecan Prailines
Pecan Pralines

Pralines are one of the favorite sweets of the South, particularly Louisiana and Texas. Anyone who has ever visited New Orleans remember the wonderful pralines that are for sale all over the city. This is a very easy candy to prepare!


 

Peppermint Bark Candy
Peppermint Bark Candy
This Peppermint Bark is totally delicious and addicting. In fact it is as good, or even better, than the famous Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark. Give it a try!




 


Peppermint Patties - Homemade Peppermint Patty
I absolutely love Peppermint Patties! When I want some candy, I always look for the Peppermint Patties in the stores. Now I can make my own Peppermint Patties. They are incredibly delicious and refreshing! They also definitely make a wonderful Christmas treat for your family and friends.

 

 

Popcorn Ball Popcorn Balls
These old-time popcorn balls are great anytime, but they're especially fun to enjoy at Halloween or Christmas time. When I was a young girl (many years ago), my mother, along with my brothers and I, made these wonderful popcorn balls for Halloween every year to give out to the neighborhood kids. I continued this tradition with my children and their friends. That ended, of course, when the tainted candy scare started.



 

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles
Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles

They are a very unusual truffle that is both delicious and pretty! Wouldn't this candy make a delicious Halloween and/or Thanksgiving treat?

 
 

 

S'mores
S'mores

This American classic is everyone's favorite childhood treat! S'mores are thought to have gotten their name from frequent requests for "some more" whenever they were made. There is no "right" way to make a S'more. Anyway you like it, is the right way. This recipe is one that has been passed down through years of family and scout camps.
 



 

Vanilla Nut Easter Egg Candy
Vanilla Nut Easter Egg Candy

Creamy milk chocolate covers these Easter eggs with a soft walnut nougat center. The nougat is a basic divinity recipe made extra rich with the addition of white chocolate.



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