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5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential candy-making mistakes stand in your way of delicious treats. We'll walk you through the most common errors and tell you how to fix them.

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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out...


Chocolate Crunch Patties

This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always...


Chocolate Crunchies

My mother made these candies when I was young, using my grandmother's recipe. Now my daughter enjoy making them...with delicious...


Homemade Candy Bars

Reports Karen Grant of Tulare, California, "I enter these treats, which are similar to Kit Kat bars, at the fair...

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

"My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of...


Birch Pretzel Logs

At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw...

Chocolate Fish Lollipops

A netful of compliments will come your way as soon as kids of all ages dive into these crispy, chocolaty...


Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter haystacks are one of my favorite desserts. I love to serve them to guests because they marvel at...


Macadamia-Coconut Candy Clusters

These are super easy to make. They are great to make for bake sales,teacher gifts or on candy platters. They...


Pretzel Cereal Crunch

A festive container of this salty-sweet treat was left in my mailbox several Christmases ago—and disappeared in a twinkling! My...

Peppermint Lollipops

These lollipops can be made with any shape cookie cutter. Gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer—there are endless color...


Caramel Cookie Candy

These homemade candy bars combine a smooth, silky caramel over a delicate vanilla cookie. When you set a plate of...


Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy

Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and...


Chocolate-Coated Pretzels

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


Mother Lode Pretzels

I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...

Bugle Cones

Making these treats is a breeze. I simply whip up a sugary filling, roll it into small balls to resemble...


Christmas Hard Candy

When you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with the wonderful scent of mint...


Chocolate Cashew Crunchies

This simple-to-make recipe dates back to my daughter's 4-H days over 20 years ago. The cashews and chow mein noodles...


Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...


S’more Drops

I first tried these gooey morsels in a sixth-grade home economics class. My friends and I would eat each mouthwatering...


Pretzel Sparklers

"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of...


Chocolate Peanut Clusters

There are a few recipes I absolutely have to pull out every Christmas, and this is one of them. The...


Fried Egg Candy

I joke this is the only way I can get my daughter Haley to eat her bacon and eggs. We...

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Buttery Almond Crunch

Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds...


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Cinnamon Rock Candy

My mother taught me how to make rock candy with this hard cinnamon candy. Now I fix it for my...


Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Just one bite and chocolate lovers will melt over these yummy clusters filled with salted nuts, rice cereal and marshmallows!...


Almond Peanut Butter Squares

I don't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who...


Hard Maple Candy

During the war, the women at my grandmother's church would donate sugar rations throughout the year so they'd have enough...


Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch

I usually give a different homemade treat to my nieces and nephews every Christmas. This rich no-bake candy was a...