Make your own gelatin-based fruit-flavored treats with this vintage recipe for homemade pastel marshmallows that’s from the 1970s!
A lot of 80s candy endures to the present, but you’re still going to love these retro ads & packages from back in the day! Which were your favorites?
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?
Can you imagine life before bubble gum? Here’s a brief history of vintage gum brands in the US!
The Juice is Loose! SNICKERS really satisfies. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand. First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum. These iconic
Brach’s Easter candy from the ’60s included chocolate malt & chocolate creme eggs, marshmallow-filled chicks and rabbits, and tiny jelly bird eggs.
Believe it or not, retro Easter candy like chocolate Easter bunnies, creme eggs, jelly beans and Peeps candy didn’t exist at all prior to the 20th century. Here’s a look back at what the bunny has been bringing.
Let Christmas stocking stuffers of yesteryear inform your Christmas list THIS year! We’ve rounded up over 30 vintage Christmas stocking stuffers we loved in days gone by.
Long before we became obsessed with charcuterie boards, we had Hickory Farms Food Gift Paks. Remember those? Here, we have a round up of vintage Hickory Farms ads for your reminiscing pleasure!
You might remember some of these popular fudge recipes from your childhood. We encourage you to try at least one this year (or try them all)!
It’s the sweetest season, and we’ve collected a mix of vintage homemade candy bar ideas for Halloween — going back as far as 1956!
Peanut butter fudge meets rich chocolate fudge in ribbon fantasy fudge – a delicious homemade layered candy recipe from the ’80s.
Try some two-tone fudge, featuring both chocolate and butterscotch flavors! Your whole family will love both sides. Here’s a retro recipe from the 60s!
Some things never go out of style, and retro Halloween treats never should! We have collected a treasure trove of creepy-but-fun Halloween desserts from seasons past.
Chilly, creamy and crunchy, but with a flavor profile that might put you in mind of a deconstructed homemade Butterfinger, you can whip up these butterscotch bars in a jiffy!
These nutty chocolate caramel bars feel a lot like a creamy, dreamy, frozen Snickers bar — perfect for any festivity where fans of candy bars cluster.
The late-1960s brings us a couple of tasty mid-century dessert recipes perfect for repurposing any leftover Halloween candy bars you might have laying around!
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.
Campfire: The full-size, full-flavored eating marshmallows (1959) (the ones kids like best) Campfire exclusive! 4 sealed boxes inside every package. Open one and the rest
Remember Vintage Wacky Packages (also called Wacky Packs for awhile) that were popular when Gen Xers were kids? Here’s a look back at some of the best of these wild and crazy collectible stickers from way back!
The Tootsie Roll has a sweet legacy that started way back at the end of the 1800s, and continues to this day. From the early days, the unique chocolaty chewy candy was a huge favorite with kids. Find out more about them here!
Gen X kids got to prove that these 1980s fruit snacks – non-perishable packaged sweet and chewy treats – would be big sellers… and the forerunners of the dozens of similar snacks on the market today.
Do you remember chocolate-covered Kudos granola bars? Here’s a look back at the flavors you used to be able to get, and why you can’t find them anymore.
Make these melt-in-your-mouth classic chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar – candies with a little rum kick – with this retro recipe from 1982.
The people now best known as the juice and jelly people used to make popular vintage Welch’s candies like Junior Mints, Nut Fudge, Cordialed Cherries and Sugar Daddies. See them here!
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 a tasty holiday menu you probably haven’t seen before: Truman Capote’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Find a collection of delicious vintage dishes here.
Ayds was a diet candy that debuted in the ’40s – basically a piece of caramel or fudge that contained an appetite suppressant. For years, Ayds candy was a big seller… and then came AIDS.
This extra fun retro Halloween party idea from 1973 is a family-friendly way to celebrate the spookiest night of the year! Check out these timeless party recipes and games!
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!
What’s the history of Necco Wafers? Here’s a look back at how a company made the candy such a big hit that it would be on shelves for the next 100 years.
Remember Lucy and the chocolate factory? Many people consider this classic scene from ‘Job Switching’ one of the series’ funniest.
If you’ve ever bought a pricey bottle of flavoring, you may have wondered: How can you make your own homemade extracts for less? It’s probably a lot easier than you think.
Here are a few ways to make a happy Easter surprise — cute vintage Easter cakes, using ideas and recipes from the fifties & sixties!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 make at home even today!
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.”
Try something a little deliciously different this year – have a chocolate pecan pie for Easter! Here’s a tasty retro recipe from the ’50s to make one, plus a bonus recipe for Easter egg peanut clusters candy.
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?
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.
Popcorn pie? Macaroni and popcorn? Popcorn omelet? If you thought popcorn balls and cheesy popcorn was the limit of corny creativity, you were wrong. Here are 42 popcorn recipes to try.
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 deliciousness.
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 how you can make vintage stained-glass style Christmas ornaments from hard candy! This crafty project is probably easier than you’d think.