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Sugar-Free Easter Candy to Add to Your Easter Basket

Not doing sugar? No problem! Get your chocolate and jelly bean fix with our fave picks for sugar-free Easter candy.

20 Clever Desserts to Make With Easter Candy

If you find yourself with an extra basket full of candy this Easter, try out one of these delightful desserts.


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...


Vintage Sponge Candy Recipe

Sponge candy is a true vintage treat that brings back memories of childhood and the corner sweet shop. Now's the...


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Candied Pecans

I pack these easy candied pecans in jars tied with pretty ribbon for family and friends. My granddaughter gave some...

Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Toffee Crisps

My "crispers" are the ultimate combination of salty and sweet. They never last long because—trust me—they're addictive! Make the recipe...


Eggnog Creams

I adapted a creamy, dreamy truffle recipe from a chocolate cookbook and came up with my variation to give as...

Orange Jelly Candies

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


Mine Run Candy

This candy always brings back memories of my childhood in mining country. It is so easy to make, and you...


Maine Potato Candy

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


Peanut Butter Eggs

These easy-to-make confections are a must for me at Easter. Have youngsters help shape the eggs, then reward them with...

Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...


Cranberry Cashew Fudge

What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


Cranberry-Pistachio Truffles

These cranberry-studded truffles are rich, creamy and encrusted with pistachios. They’re a favorite indulgence during the holidays. —Michael Jones, Yorktwon,...


Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


Bunny Tails

My granddaughters and I came up with this clever and easy idea for Easter. —Kelly Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Chocolate Basket

You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...


Dragonfly Snacks

You won't need a net to catch these delightful dragonflies, but they're so cute. they'll disappear fast. Store-bought cookies and...


Bird’s Nests

To celebrate the arrival of spring, our Test Kitchen shaped chocolate-coated chow mein noodles into nests, then filled them with...


Sugary Orange Peel

These sugar-coated citrus strips attract lots of compliments whenever I set them out at parties.


Coconut Rocky Road Treats

This recipe was given to me by my sister who has baked these treats for Christmas for many years.—Dawn Supina,...


Easter Egg Candies

Kids will jump at the chance to help in the kitchen when you're making these Easter egg candies. —Gloria Jarrett,...


Orange Truffles

Delicious citrus is the tasty surprise when folks try these chocolate candies. For an elegant effect, CT's cooks drizzled them...


Christmas Candy Bags

Family and friends are sure to be sweet on the goody-filled gifts here. They're twice the treat, since you can...

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Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

This recipe is over 35 years old. My home economics teacher in high school had us make the eggs as...


Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

This recipe has been a family "secret" for generations. But I think it's too good to keep to ourselves. A...


Chocolate-Mallow Peanut Candy

“I've brought these bars to many bake sales and they're always a hit," says Karen Perry from Askov, Minnesota. "They...


Candy Easter Eggs

I got this delightful a old fashioned recipe from my mother-in-law. She produced many variations from this basic recipe, combining...


Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Chocolate Eggs

"This recipe came from my mother-in-law, who gives a basket of homemade Easter candy to each of her children and...


Orange Gumdrops

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