Brach’s Easter candy from the ’60s included chocolate malt & chocolate creme eggs, marshmallow-filled chicks and rabbits, and tiny jelly bird eggs.
What were vintage school and scout fundraisers like years ago? Here’s a look back at a few dozen of the things that kids used to sell – including candy & candles, popcorn & peanuts.
Valentine’s Day sweets say Hug Me. Love Bug. Doll Face. But where did those candy hearts with sayings on them come from originally? Look back at the conversation hearts, or sweethearts, here!
This shaped butterscotch yule log is like a roll of butterscotch fudge that you cut into slices – and is super easy to make. Here’s how to make one for Christmas!
Get classic recipes for old-fashioned popcorn balls, along with peanut brittle, molasses, caramel sugared and confetti popcorn versions – plus tips for the best way to pop corn.
Here’s a collection of gingerbread houses to inspire you this holiday. Make a fairy-tale cottage, a half-timbered country house, a marvelous Victorian mansion — take your pick!
Incredible Edibles, the candy-making Thingmaker counterpart, said that their Sooper Gooper would mold sugarless liquid Gobble Degoop into chewy gumdrop-like morsels in 4 flavors. Here’s how it worked.
Every home has room for a Christmas tree, even if it’s only the tabletop variety. See the festive joy a small tree Christmas tree can bring to your home!
If you’d like to celebrate an proper Edwardian-style Christmas, here are lots of ideas for you! Get inspired by these recipes, decor tips, vintage images and lots more.
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” became an unexpected – and unforgettable – classic. It combines the story of a boy who wins a lifetime supply of chocolate and a colorful musical with intricate sets and wild visual effects.
What vintage Halloween candy did people get when trick-or-treating? See classic Butterfinger bars, Brach’s candy, Milky Way, Dubble Bubble, Baby Ruth, candy corn and more!
Gifts shining as though made by Santa’s own elves, all the more pleasing since you made them yourself with these vintage holiday recipes with Kahlua.
Get the famous Can’t Fail 5-minute fudge recipe, plus 10 more fast vintage fudge recipes that you can easily make right at home!
In the early 1940s, Whitman’s Chocolates heavily promoted their product as the ideal Mother’s Day gift — and they laid the guilt on thick. “There is no hurt like forgetting.”
Here’s a look back at how a Boston-based company made Necco Wafers candy such a big hit that they’d stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
Caramel! Maple! Buttermilk! When there are such amazing flavors that can be made into homemade fudge candy, why does chocolate fudge always grab the attention?
Here, take a look back at some of the game pieces, cards, and several game boards for the vintage Candy Land game. Which ones do you remember most?
Indulgent much? This retro recipe for a Milky Wonder Cake makes one of the sweetest desserts ever. With the frosting, you’re looking at nine candy bars and four cups of sugar in one cake.
Joyous in the holiday season, homemade candy & fudge are gifts happily remembered: golden taffy nuggets sweetly flavored with molasses, white velvet creams, chocolate cream fudge and more.
This is the Hershey’s rich cocoa fudge recipe your grandmother used to make! The recipe first appeared on the Hershey’s Cocoa can label in the 1960s.
Here’s a cute little vintage Christmas tree craft from 1950. You can cut the tree and decorations out of paper, then and you can use it as a table centerpiece or a mantel decoration, hang it up, or just play with it.
Here’s how you can make vintage stained-glass style Christmas ornaments from hard candy! This crafty project is probably easier than you’d think.
This Christmas, give a gift that won’t last — try these two delicious homemade candy recipes for opera nut creams & sweet crystallized nuts.
People of all ages will love these cute vintage Christmas cookie houses, which can be made easily and inexpensively. See examples and get directions here!
This fairyland gumdrop Christmas tree is made from gummy candy, toothpicks and a Styrofoam cone. At 24 inches high, it makes a magnificent centerpiece for a Christmas buffet table. Here’s how to make it!
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Here are two retro Christmas recipes for caramel fudge balls — caramelly (non-chocolate) homemade candies, and pretty cut-out shortbread cookies
By substituting trick or treating with a Meet ‘n Treat Halloween party, this year’s festivities can become a time for sharing the fun with family and neighbors in a spirit of friendship.
Remember Lucy and the chocolate factory? This classic scene from ‘Job Switching,’ originally aired on September 15, 1952, and many people consider it one of the series’ finest (half-) hours.
Here’s a recipe for a Milky Way ice cream log – and yes, it’s actually made of Milky Way candy bars. And ice cream. With frosting.
This Southern peanut bar cookie is a delicious bar cookie that’s almost like a peanut brittle blondie! It’s made with Snickers Munch peanut brittle bars.
Make six dozen delicious m&ms party cookies with m&ms plain chocolate candies – Fun for the kids, fun for you, party cookies are so easy to make! And so bright and festive for the holidays.
They’ll think you’re sweeter than a marshmallow chick when you make these quick-as-a-bunny egg nests with Rice Krispie Treats and Easter candies!
Two ever-popular treats come to mind on Halloween: caramel apples and caramel corn. Find out how to make these classic Halloween recipes!
Chocolate popcorn balls are easy to prepare. When mixed with the popped corn and shaped, the resulting texture is of delightful caramel-like chewiness.
King Mallows recipe – Chocolate with marshmallows Easy fun for the youngsters, too! 1) Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 2 Nestle’s King Size chocolate
If you want a taste of good old-fashioned maple flavor, here are some vintage maple syrup recipes that should give you the classic taste you’re looking for.
Butter mints – tiny sweet treats sometimes called pastel mints or pillow mints – are used in both of these retro pie recipes from the seventies.
Found: The perfect recipe for the classic caramel candy, that everyone can enjoy making — and eating.
Shopping for sweet treats has long been a joy for young and old alike! Here are photos from 1938 and 1939 that show people buying candies — by the bar, by the box and by the bag.
The flavor of homemade caramel syrup depends entirely on how hot the sugar has gotten before water was added. But when you get it right, you end up with an amazingly complex and sweet syrup to pour on desserts and use in a variety of ways. Here’s a look!
What would Christmas be to the children — or even the grownups — without some of the special candies and good things appropriate to the
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