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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...


Spiced Chocolate Truffles

I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe...


Marzipan Harvest Table Topper

YOUR HARVEST will be happy indeed when you reap this sweet centerpiece. To create the topper, CT home economists first...


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...

Spiderweb Candy

These yummy candies call for just four ingredients and are so easy to make. They will be the hit of...


Midnight Mice

Put these on a plate and they'll be gone in no time! Kids will love decorating the mice with assorted...

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with...


Mother Lode Pretzels

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


Scary Eyeballs

Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats. But the peanut butter flavor is the best...


Nutty Caramels

A cousin passed this quick and easy recipe on to me. We make it every Christmas and include the caramels...

Licorice Caramels

Fans of black licorice won't be able to stop eating these gooey caramels. I appreciate their ease of preparation. —Donna...


Marshmallow Ghosts

Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand,...


Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

Years ago, I saved this festive recipe and made it only at Christmastime. But my grandkids loved the sweet combination...


Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

With just four ingredients, these surprisingly easy clusters are guaranteed to delight both young and old alike all year round....


Fingers of Fright

As the young guests arrived, we joked about “finger food,” then offered them Fingers of Fright. Their eyes widened at...

Peanut Butter Cups

The classic combination of peanut and chocolate is one my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can't resist. They gobble up this...


Peanut Goody Candies

A small piece of this rich, sweet candy is all you need so one batch goes a long way.


Crispy Peanut Butter Cocoa Cups

This recipe is fun to prepare with my grandchildren and with no baking involved, it is a perfect summer dessert.—Sundra...


Lollipop Ghosts

Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla flavor pleases everyone.
—Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota


Marshmallow Witches

Get ready for an assembly line, because these no-bake marshmallow witches are easy to prepare, and kids will love helping....


Caramel Lollipops

These pops offer a fun and unique way to enjoy the sweet, toasty flavor of homemade caramel. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee,...


Gingerbread Truffles

I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends...


Butterscotch Candy

The old-fashioned flavor of these butterscotch candies appeals to kids of all ages. My family can't stop eating them!

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Hosts of Ghosts

This is a simple four-ingredient recipe that can create a wide variety of ghosts, each with a different personality! The...


Dracula Cookies

Come late October, friends and family can "count" on having these easily recognizable, darling Dracula cookies. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri


Spider Nest Candies

These creepy crawlies are much sweeter than they are scary. Kids love to help make the simple treats. —Taste of...


Caramel Pecan Candy

Sweet and chewy, these yummy layered squares come from Dick Deacon of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “I have also made this recipe...


Salted Peanut Squares

If your gift list is long, here’s a yummy solution. The recipe makes nearly 10 dozen chewy, nutty, sweet-and-salty bars.


Black Widow Bites

Our home economists add even more fun to Halloween with these candy spiders resting on a chocolate cookie web. Little...