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.
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.
Here’s how to make that classic m&m cookie recipe loved by generations — and just as tasty today as ever.
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.
Chocolate bars melted with mini marshmallows folded in make this easy but tasty treat. Here’s how to make this King Mallows chocolate candy!
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.
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.
This Christmas, give a gift that won’t last — try these two delicious homemade candy recipes for opera nut creams & sweet crystallized nuts.
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!
Here are two retro Christmas recipes for caramel fudge balls — caramelly (non-chocolate) homemade candies, and pretty cut-out shortbread cookies
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.
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!
This circus train makes a perfect birthday cake for a child! After you bake and frost this fun cake, let the kids decorate their own ‘cars.’
Chocolate Velvet Pie – Made with 3 Musketeers Bars Chocolate Velvet Pie recipe Ingredients 1/2 package pie crust mix Four 3 Musketeers Bars (or 16 Fun-Size
Two ever-popular treats come to mind on Halloween: caramel apples and caramel corn. Find out how to make these classic Halloween recipes!
A great marshmallow pumpkin is the perfect touch for a Halloween party: a confection of a centerpiece the kids can make.
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.
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.
Mars Bar chocolate candy (1951) Baby Ruth nuggets and Butterfinger Chips (1950s) MORE: Baby Ruth candy bars & chocolates, the way they used to be