Make homemade candy with Betty Crocker frosting mix (1972)

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Homemade candy with Betty Crocker frosting mix - retro recipe

Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you. Find out more here.

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.

Make homemade candy with Betty Crocker frosting mix (1972)

Make candy with frosting mix: Retro recipe from 1972


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 an 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.

ALSO SEE: 20+ vintage cake mixes you don’t see anymore

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest, plus see exclusive retro-inspired products in our shop. Thanks for visiting!

More stories you might like

Because the fun never ends

Comments on this story

One Response

  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. I remembered making this when I was in the Camp Fire Girls, many, many, years ago. I have been searching for it for awhile now. Now the hard part, trying to find any box frosting…

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.