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NEXT MONTH: HOMEMADE CANDY AND CONFECTIONS

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If Snickers grabs top billing as America'1 s most popular candy bar, a survey of Utah kitchens would likely note a preference for a rich, chewy blend of thick caramel, sugary-sweet fondant and layers of pecans.

The holiday favorite - pecan log. But there are other sweet treats as well.

In time for holiday gift-giving and open houses, the Recipe Exchange invites readers to submit their favorite homemade candy recipes, along with the hints that ensure a successful product. Consider traditional specialties like fudge, divinity or caramels, or seasonal variations like toffee, suckers or distinctive centers for hand-dipped chocolates. Innovative new ideas that are simple to prepare or may be on the light side are also encouraged.

Rules for submitting recipes are as follows:

1. Submit one recipe per sheet of paper (but all can be mailed in one envelope). Include name and address on each recipe. Mail to Recipe Exchange, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

2. No more than three recipes will be accepted from any one person.

3. Recipes must be postmarked no later than October 11.

4. If identical recipes are received, the recipe with the earliest postmark will be selected for testing.

5. Recipes will be tested by a panel of home economists, with best recipes printed in the Deseret News food section on the first Tuesday in November. Readers whose recipes are selected will receive $5.