Homemade truffles = candy from the heart With the season of love just around the corner, we’ve found some easy and delicious vintage candy recipes
Here are some classic Christmas cookie recipes from the ’70s for peanut blossoms, black-eyed Susans, coconut circles, orange drop cookies, pineapple-filled cookies, and Danish pastry apple bars!
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)!
What is a tomato soup cake? Find out with these vintage recipes for what was really a classic spiced cake – although with one unusual addition: a can of regular tomato soup.
Here’s a delicious retro chocolate fudge recipe from 1984 for Fudge Krispies. (A very similar dessert was known the decade before as Rice Krispies’ Wonder Fudge.)
Find out how to make these delicious old-fashioned fall desserts with recipes for pumpkin dessert squares, a coconut choco-swirl cake & a date bar cake.
This retro recipe for super chocolatey, marshmallow cream fudge makes a perfect treat! You can even substitute marshmallow cream for regular old marshmallows for the same delicious recipe.
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.
Here’s an easy recipe for no-bake chocolate-butterscotch candy bar cookies! They have a luscious layer of butterscotch flavor (mixed in with Cheerios cereal and marshmallows), which is then topped with a delicious layer of chocolate.
This retro chocolate caramel nut bars recipe is the best of both of the candy bar classics! And it’s a very easy sweet snack to make at home. Get the vintage 80s recipe here!
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!
The Juice is Loose! SNICKERS really satisfies. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand. These iconic ad campaign slogans for 90s candy may have
Get the double deliciousness in this two-flavor fudge — which has chocolate and butterscotch combined together! This retro recipe comes from Nestle, and was published back in the 60s.
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?
Cake baked in a pie shell… and a sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake. That’s Funny Cake – a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
People loved all 8 kinds of Snackin’ Cake that you mixed, baked, and served in the same pan. They came in flavors like Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Coconut Pecan and more. See them here!
This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.
This Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe features one dark layer of chocolate pudding between two white layers of a light and creamy cheesecake-like filling.
While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory, we can still remember their glory days through these magazine ads and TV commercials!
Here’s how to make the famous Hershey’s Best Brownies – the classic fudgy recipe with real cocoa, made from scratch. Made easy.
Remember the great taste of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and real milk chocolate with this retro recipe for Indoor S’mores!
Remember these chocolate desserts made with Oreo crumbs that look like you’re eating straight out of the garden — Dirt pie and dirt cups? Here’s how to make these simple, silly desserts the retro ’90s way.
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!
Take a look back at some of the most popular vintage 1970s cereals that we loved – including many discontinued products we still miss. (And don’t forget about the free toys that were inside kids’ cereal boxes!)
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in the 1930s, and by 1940, the recipe was known across the country — and their popularity has hardly waned since. Here, get the original version of the treats recipe, along with some modern variations!
Brach’s Easter candy from the ’60s included chocolate malt & chocolate creme eggs, marshmallow-filled chicks and rabbits, and tiny jelly bird eggs.
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.
To a generation raised on instant mixes, old-fashioned chocolate pudding recipes like these may seem unnecessary. But considering the dessert’s enduring allure, why not try a classic version?
For this chocolate mint-whipped cream cake, you layer rich, moist chocolate cake with mint-flavored whipped cream, and frost it with some of the best chocolate frosting.
Here is an easy 1970s chocolatey Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe from C&H. With it, you can easily make these sweet treats for the holidays – or any day of the year!
They’re the treats you probably always wanted your mom to buy — old-school cookies, including both classics and long-forgotten brands. Here’s a look back – see how many you remember!
When you think about vintage Hostess snacks, do you start to crave Twinkies, fruit pies, Ho-Hos, Ding Dongs, or just some slices of squishy Wonder Bread? Revisit your favorites here!
This old-fashioned chocolatey cookie recipe couldn’t be easier! It’s made with a base of brownie mix, which you chill to make your own slice-and-bake cookies.
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!
It’s a joy for the whole family to get in on the planning and making of holiday cookies days and even weeks before Christmas day arrives. Here’s a classic cookie collection from the ’50s.
If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!
The now-ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and soon were called ‘famous.’ Here’s the original Toll House cookie recipe, plus more of their history!
This holiday chocolate nut squares recipe makes a delicious vintage cookie bar – filled with chocolate, pecans or walnuts, plus coconut on a sweet cookie dough base!
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!
Over the years, vintage Breakfast Squares from General Mills have gained semi-legendary status, earning a place in the gone-but-not-forgotten files.
These easy German sweet chocolate brownies are deliciously indulgent, and have a coconut-nut topping! Get the ’90s retro recipe right here.
You can top this easy brownie pizza with any (or all!) of your favorite toppings – and don’t forget whipped cream or ice cream!
Ready for some good old-fashioned chocolate treats? Here are a dozen of our best vintage brownie recipes — lots of fudgy deliciousness with a retro twist!
A heavenly idea! Pudding in a cloud. So lovely. So light. So luscious. You get two delicious tastes in every spoonful.
Begin with a cake mix, and follow this Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake recipe. Better make extra copies for your friends, though. This cake is *that* good.
These delicious chocolate chip bars – Toll House pan cookies – are an easy and delicious way to get an old-fashioned chocolate fix.
Try a banana split cake! This indulgent dessert has three delicious ice cream flavors along with rich fudge and split bananas in a graham cracker crust.