80’s Throwback: Care-A-Lot Candy

If you were a young girl in the 80’s, you may remember this:

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The Care Bears’ Party Cookbook. Just looking at the cover brings back a lot of childhood memories. This was my sister’s cookbook, but as sisters do, I regularly stole it and looked through it. One recipe I remember well is the “Care-A-Lot Candy.” We made this quite often, and as a little girl I felt extremely proud I could make it myself.

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Last night, I introduced my children to Care-A-Lot Candy for our Wizard of Oz movie night. It was a very nostalgic night.

These candies remind me of a VERY easy divinity-like treat. My children loved making them and of course, eating them.

In a large bowl, combine:

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  • 2T melted butter
  • 1T maple syrup
  • 1 C powdered sugar (add this a bit at a time, mixing after each adition)

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After that is totally combined

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Add:

  • 1/2 C granola. We always used Grape Nuts cereal growing up because that’s what we had on hand. We always have granola, so that’s what we used. Both turn out great.

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Now roll this sugary goodness into balls and stick them in the fridge for about an hour. I got 15 balls out of my dough.

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That’s it! Can you see why I made these so much as a kid?

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One Response to “80’s Throwback: Care-A-Lot Candy”

  1. March 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks good to do with the kids.