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.

Try these 10 creative twists on classic marshmallow treats.

These sweet almonds get spice from cayenne pepper and cinnamon.

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These frozen chocolate banana bites are great for summer snacking. Keep a stas...

Buttery thick toffee gets a layer of white chocolate and salted nuts for major...

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Great for gift-giving, homemade marshmallows are a fun do-it-yourself project...

Melted marshmallows are the "glue" that holds these chewy granola...

For best results, choose white chocolate that contains cocoa butter for this...

Infused with tropical flavors and cut into cute triangles, these refreshing ba...

This candy bar recipe makes enough sweet treats to wrap and share with friends...

Simmer brandy, cherries and sugar to create a simple homemade sauce that makes...

These chocolate treats are so spectacular, your friends will think you...

These swirled candy pieces look festive when presented in a clear glass jar as...

For variety, substitute other hard candies for the fruit-flavor candy canes.

Stir in some peanuts to make this oven caramel corn snack even more delicious!

Satisfy your urge for chocolate with this lower-calorie dessert recipe. Top it...

Dutch cocoa, orange, and chocolate make these brownie bites tangy and sweet....

Chocolate truffles, toffee, barks, and fudge -- oh, my! These chocolate candy...

Jelly beans are great eaten out of hand, but they're undeniably cuter on top o...

Freshness is one reason people enjoy homemade candy. And the secret to keeping...

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