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Top 10 Thanksgiving Candy Recipes

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You'll want to gobble up these popular Thanksgiving candy recipes! Celebrate the bounty of fall with these autumnal sweets, which range from truffle turkeys to candies that use familiar Thanksgiving ingredients like cranberries, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. Everyone at your table will be thankful if you make and share one of these candies.

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1. Candy Turkeys

Candy Turkey
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Candy Turkeys are the perfect Thanksgiving candy! These adorable turkey look-alikes are made from chocolate truffles, candy corn, chocolate-covered peanuts, and fruit chews. You can save yourself time by buying premade truffles or using other purchased chocolate candies for the turkey bodies.

2. Pecan Pie Fudge

Pecan Pie Fudge
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If you love the taste of pecan pie, you will love this fudge! Toasted pecans bring a deep nutty flavor to this delicious brown sugar fudge. The taste of this fudge depends in large part on the pecans, so it is important that they are well-toasted so they impart maximum flavor.

3. Maple Fondant Acorns

Maple Fondant Acorns
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Maple Fondant Acorns are cute balls of maple fondant formed into acorn shapes and decorated with a chocolate-and-nut acorn cap. The combination of sweet, creamy maple fondant, bittersweet chocolate, and salty nuts is irresistible.

4. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Fudge

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Fudge
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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Fudge uses sweet potato puree and cinnamon chips to give this smooth fudge recipe an irresistible fall flavor. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes that have been roasted or used in a sweet casserole, but you could also substitute canned sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree.

5. Cranberry Pate de Fruits

Cranberry Pate de Fruits
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These pate de fruits are the candy version of traditional cranberry sauce! They're made from pureed fresh cranberries, cooked down with sugar until they form a chewy paste and then cut into petite squares. They're bursting with sweet-tart cranberry flavor and make wonderful hostess gifts or after-coffee treats.

6. Pumpkin Praline Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge
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This white-chocolate based Pumpkin Praline Fudge is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall day. Its aromatic combination of brown sugar, pecans, pumpkin, and spices smells like pumpkin bread and tastes like heaven.

7. Sweet Potato Marshmallows

Sweet Potato Marshmallows
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Sweet Potato Marshmallows are a great way to use up leftover baked sweet potatoes or yams! Turn those healthy veggies into fluffy marshmallows scented with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

8. Glazed Cranberries

Glazed Cranberries
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Glazed Cranberries are my secret weapon for Thanksgiving desserts. While I occasionally eat these candies on their own, I am most fond of using them as a garnish on pies and tarts. The fresh cranberries, which are coated with a crunchy sugary shell, practically burst in your mouth when you bite into them, and are an amazing topping on pumpkin pie, cranberry tarts, or any number of other Thanksgiving treats.

9. Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
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This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans is a wonderful all-purpose candied nut recipe. The pecans, which have a crunchy mahogany coating of sugar and spice, can be used atop Thanksgiving desserts, served with cheese and fruit as an appetizer, or tossed with a green salad for a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

10. Cranberry-Walnut Balls

Cranberry Walnut Balls
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Cranberry-Walnut Balls have a sweet-tart flavor from fresh cranberries and rich toasted walnuts. These little gems aren't cloyingly sweet, and their seasonal flavor makes them a great addition to a plate of Thanksgiving appetizers or after-dinner treats.

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