Make homemade candy with Betty Crocker frosting mix (1972)

Heard the rumor Betty Crocker frosting mix makes great candy? There’s nothing to it.

Introducing nothing-to-it homemade candy from Betty Crocker. You start with Betty Crocker frosting mix and end up with creamy candy that’s simple to make and simply delicious. No drudgery. No disappointments. Just follow this easy recipe.


2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk (plus 2 teaspoons if making with chocolate fudge frosting mix)
1 package Betty Crocker creamy frosting mix (chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, lemon, orange, creamy cherry, creamy white* or any of the other delicious flavors**)


Heat butter in milk over low heat until butter melts and mixture just begins to simmer. Remove from heat: stir in frosting mix (dry). Heat over low heat, stirring constantly with rubber scraper, until smooth and glossy, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not overcook.

Squares: Stir in , cup chopped nuts if desired. Pour into aluminum foil-lined loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.

Wafers: Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax. paper. If necessary, reheat mixture slightly.

Clusters: Stir in 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts or other nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

* Tint and flavor if desired.

** If using golden caramel frosting mix, reduce milk to 3 tablespoons.


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