Candy Recipes

Ooey, gooey, sticky, and sweet: Candy is a much-beloved treat. If you've never tackled making your own candy, it's easier than you might think. We've got recipes, ideas, equipment, tips, and tricks to ensure a super tasty batch of candy every time. For beginners, get familiar with our list of candy-making equipment; it offers ideas on the best tools to boost your candy-making success. How you cook candy and test for doneness are also important things to know. Our helpful guide explains how to get the cooking temperature just right and what tests to use to determine when candy is done. Of course, after you've made your own sweet treats, you'll want to store them so they stay tasty as long as possible. Here, you'll learn to preserve freshness with our easy storage ideas. Once you've mastered the how-tos, choose from one of our dozens of fun candy recipes and start cooking. You might never have considered making sweets such as caramels, toffee, truffles, or gumdrops, but our collection of favorites will have you diving in again and again.

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Expert Candy-Making Tips and Advice
Wrapping and Storing Candy

Keep your homemade candies fresh and tasty with our tips for wrapping and storing your favorite sweets.

Candy-Making Equipment

Using the right equipment can help assure that your candy-making efforts will be a success.

Cooking and Testing Candy

Cooking candy at the proper rate and temperature is critical to a successful batch of homemade candy.

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How To
  • How to Make Candy

    Learn how to make delicious candy for your friends and family with our step-by-step instructions.

  • Wrapping and Storing Candy

    Keep homemade candy fresh and delicious by following our guidelines for proper wrapping and storing.

  • Beating Candy Mixtures

    Follow these simple tips from our baking experts on the best way to beat candy mixtures.

  • Candy-Making Equipment

    We take the guesswork out of candy-making with expert tips on how to select the right equipment.

  • Cooking and Testing Candy Mixtures

    Not sure how to tell when your candy is done? We provide the know-how for properly cooking and testing candy.

  • How to Make Fudge

    Fudge is the perfect treat for when a chocolate craving strikes. Use our guide for the best results.

Must-Try Recipes
  • Our Best-Ever Cherry Fudge

    This twist on homemade fudge is one of our favorites. Learn to make Candied Cherry Opera Fudge in six easy steps.

  • Candy Recipes

    These classic candy recipes, including toffee, divinity, gumdrops, and saltwater taffy, are simply delicious!

  • Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipes

    These chocolate candy recipes for truffles, fudge, toffee, and bonbons are yummy to eat and make great gifts.

  • Our Best Christmas Candy

    These gorgeous Christmas candies are perfect to give as party favors or special holiday candy gifts.


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