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Marshmallow Fudge

You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one will believe that the tantalizing treat is low in fat. —Holly Mann, Temple, New Hampshire

Pulled Taffy Candy Canes

My grandmother always made these at Christmastime and said her mother did, too. The soft and chewy canes have a...


Peppermint Lollipops

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


Old-Fashioned Peppermint Taffy

This taffy brings back many memories of my grandmother. I used to help her every Christmas Eve pull this taffy....


Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

I don’t drink alcohol, so after I’ve had company over for dinner, I have to do something with the leftover...

Family-Favorite Cinnamon Candy

I have fond memories of standing at my grandmother's stove with my mom and my aunts, helping to make this...


Christmas Hard Candy

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

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint lovers won't be able to get enough of these light and airy delights. They make terrific Christmas gifts or...


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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...


Holly Butter Mints

A merrier melt-in-your-mouth sweet than this butter-mint holly would be hard to find! It's inexpensive to make, looks so lovely...


Peppermint Taffy

For a fun afternoon activity, get the kids or friend involved in an old-fashioned taffy pull. The soft chewy taffy...

Cherry Divinity

It's just not a party without these light and airy confections on my dessert platter. The recipe is versatile because...


Cranberry Gumdrops

This unique treat combines two holiday favorites— the tangy flavor of cranberry and a sweet chewy candy. I've made them...


Quick & Easy Gumdrops

These homemade candies are softer than store-bought. They've got that classic, fun appeal that people really love. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee,...


Cream Cheese Candies

These homemade mints make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday treat trays. Pretty much everyone in my neighborhood has this...


Goody-Goody Gumdrops

My jewel-toned squares are softer than store-bought gumdrops, and their terrific taste has a true old-fashioned quality people love. You...

Homemade Gumdrops

Your friends and family will remember these chewy, fruity candies long after they've licked the last bit of sugar off...


Homemade Mango Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are much better than bagged ones. I had yummy results when I flavored my recipe with mango nectar....


Orange-Pistachio Divinity

Old-fashioned divinity candy is even yummier with a hint of refreshing orange zest and bits of crunchy pistachios. Store-bought versions...


Orange Jelly Candies

Making candy is my favorite thing to do. I've been collecting candy recipes for more than 40 years and have...


Minty Snowmen

Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party - last time it was snowmen and...


Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

These fanciful sugar cubes are sure to make a splash at your next holiday tea. They're sweet additions to your...


Kids’ Sushi

I’ve taken these fun mock sushi rolls to picnics and parties and served them at home with an Asian dinner....


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Grandma’s Divinity

Every Christmas my grandmother and I made divinity, just the two of us. I still make it every year. —Anne...

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Lemon Jelly Candies

This timeless candy will add a little sparkle to any candy assortment. The tart jellies will be a refreshing treat.—Taste...


Halloween Chocolate Spiders

"Turn your kitchen into a 'web site' by preparing a batch of these creepy candy spiders," chuckles field editor Sandi...


Orange Gumdrops

I get nothing but rave reviews when I make these gumdrops and usually have to prepare three batches. The refreshing...


Holiday Marshmallows

These soft homemade marshmallows are lots more fun than the store-bought kind and are so yummy, whether by themselves or...


Creamy Pastel Mints

These mints are so simple to put together, and fun to share. I make them for all sorts of occasions,...


Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We...