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Dandy Candy


when i came across this recipe in my recipe box i just had to post it because it brought back childhood memories! my sister loved to make this candy when she was little! the recipe came from a 1976 child's cookbook. it is a no-cook candy that is very simple and kids love it! prep time includes 1 hour to chill. (i guessed on the servings)

Time: 80 minutes


  • in a mixing bowl , coat the bowl with butter , then leave the remaining butter in the bowl
  • add corn syrup , vanilla and salt to the bowl
  • stir and mix well
  • add powdered sugar
  • stir and mix well
  • remove mixture from mixing bowl and place on a clean counter top or cutting board
  • pound , squeeze and roll candy until it feels smooth
  • roll candy into small balls , about the size of a walnut
  • roll the balls in a bowl of sprinkles
  • place on a plate , cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
  • the candy tastes best when cold !

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Number Of Ingredients: 6


  1. butter
  2. light corn syrup
  3. vanilla
  4. salt
  5. powdered sugar
  6. candy sprinkles


I've made these morsels almost every Christmas for the past 35 years. Everyone enjoys the chewy treats. -Marlen Pierce, Welch, Texas

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Provided by Taste of Home

Time 30m

Yield about 9 dozen.


  • Butter a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, corn syrup, butter and cream. , Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and vanilla. Quickly spread into prepared pan. Cool., Cut into 1-in. squares. Place squares on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; chill thoroughly. Dip each candy into melted candy coating. Refrigerate until firm.

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Number Of Ingredients: 8


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3-3/4 cups chopped pecans (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dark or milk chocolate candy coating, melted

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