10+ Desserts That Taste Just Like Your Favourite Candy
These candy desserts take inspiration from your favourite candy bars but manage to taste even better.
Tastes Like Almond Joy: Almond Joy Cake
“This is a fantastic Almond Joy cake recipe—tastes just like the candy bar.” —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan
Get the recipe for Almond Joy Cake.
Tastes Like Sour Patch Kids: Sour Candy Cupcakes
“If you love the pucker of sour candies, then these sour candy cupcakes will be right up your alley. The sour dust sprinkled on top gives you an instant pucker when you first take a bite, but the sweetness soon follows.” —Elizabeth Bramkamp, Gig Harbor, Washington
Get the recipe for Sour Candy Cupcakes.
Tastes Like Reese’s: Layered Peanut Butter Brownies
“The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these layered brownies a real crowd pleaser. They’re so good that they won a ribbon at the fair.” —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
Get the recipe for Layered Peanut Butter Brownies.
Tastes Like Twix: Caramel Tassies
“These buttery, smooth caramel tassies make a nice addition to a dessert tray. These are one of my family’s favourites.” —Jane Bricker, Scottdale, Pennsylvania
Get the recipe for Caramel Tassies.
Tastes Like Chocolate-Covered Cherries: Cherry Thumbprints
“When I dig out my best cookie recipes, I’m reminded of baking with my children when they were little. These thumbprints with cherries elicit such sweet memories.” –Deborah Puette, Lilburn, Georgia
Get the recipe for Cherry Thumbprints.
Tastes Like Whoppers: Malted Milk Bark
“An old-time candy gets a fresh makeover. This is one of our favourite malted milk ball dessert recipes. The malted milk powder adds such a unique flavour to this bark so don’t be tempted to skip it.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Get the recipe for Malted Milk Bark.
Tastes Like Mounds: Coconut Chocolate Slices
“These crispy cookies with a chewy coconut centre travel really well. When my son was in the Army, I often sent boxes to him, and he told me they always arrived in perfect condition.” —Cheri Booth, Gering, Nebraska
Get the recipe for Coconut Chocolate Slices.
Tastes Like Toblerone: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Toasted nuts, Nutella and liqueur transform fudgy homemade brownies into a hazelnut-lover’s dream. They’re perfect for a casual meal on Christmas Eve or as a yummy gift.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies.
Tastes Like York Peppermint Pattie: Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies
“At my annual holiday party, these cookies are a big hit with everyone, especially when I mix festive food colouring or crushed candy canes into the filling.” —Amy Martin, Vancouver, Washington
Get the recipe for Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies.
Tastes Like 100 Grand: Salted Caramel Pretzel Rice Krispies Treats
Craving a snack that’s both salty and sweet? These salted caramel Rice Krispies treats can’t be beat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Pretzel Rice Krispies Treats.
Tastes Like Mr. Goodbar: Chocolaty Peanut Clusters
“I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn’t be any easier!” —Pam Posey, Waterloo, South Carolina
Get the recipe for Chocolaty Peanut Clusters.
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