Homemade Candy Recipes

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You'll love Grandma's homemade candy recipes! Especially if you love treating yourself to candy and chocolates. Few people have ever tasted authentic, old fashioned candies like these. They are similar to the old time candy counter candies once sold.

The candies you buy today simply cannot compare. Homemade candies have a totally unique texture, and a sensational melt-in-your-mouth taste experience that the store-bought variety cannot match in a million years. Try a plateful of Grandma's vintage fudge and taste the difference.


Candy Making Is Fun

Making your own candy is inexpensive and fun. And it's not complicated with Grandma's recipes. You'll enjoy making your very own treats such as chocolate fudge, toffee, praline, peanut brittle, chewy caramels, old fashioned stick candy, chocolates and more!

When I was a boy in the 1950s, most families made their own snack foods. After the evening farm chores were done, we  would sometimes pick a favorite fudge recipe and Mom would make a large plateful.

We all sat eating it while listening to the antics of "Fibber McGee and Molly," our favorite old time radio program. That old tube radio would start buzzing sometimes, and it was always my job to run and give it a tap to make it sound okay again. We didn't want to miss the unforgettable sound of McGee opening his hall closet.

The homemade fudge was delicious, and it greatly added to the fun of our evening. Wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

All-Natural Ingredients

Grandma's homemade candy recipes call for simple, fresh ingredients. Why use artificial flavors when all-natural ingredients like honey, nuts, cream, and chocolate make the best flavors? And by using the common, everyday ingredients found in your kitchen, the cost is often less than store-bought candies. And the taste is better too!

Some old fashioned recipes might call for raw, uncooked eggs or egg whites. To avoid any health risk, please visit my Eggs and Salmonella page for simple instructions on how to safely adapt the vintage recipes.


How to Make Old Fashioned Candies

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Making candy is so very easy when you know how. Even when it doesn't turn out the mistakes are often delicious. Just follow the vintage candy making recipes and don't ever be afraid to experiment.

Why not get the whole family involved, or invite your friends over to make homemade taffy? With this collection of great candy recipes and a bit of practice, you will easily master the art of candy making. Make a big plateful of nostalgic candies tonight!


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