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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Gingersnap-Blondie Brookies

These cookie bars feature a light blondie layer on bottom and a molasses-colored cookie layer on top. Every bite will have the perfect amount of crispiness and chewiness.

Hazelnut Haystacks

Turn your favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread into a delicious treat. These slow cooker candies come together with minimal hands-on time for a delicious, crunchy sweet that's perfect for the holidays.

Fruitcake Bars

Transform traditional fruitcake into smaller bars for finger food at your next gathering. The generous dose of rum (or brandy, if you prefer) will help put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Peppermint-Chocolate Brookies

If you haven't yet heard of brookies, prepare to meet your new favorite dessert mash-up. Part brownie, part cookie, all irresistible and mouthwatering.

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

There's no need to go through the complicated candy-making process to enjoy homemade fudge anymore! This fudge recipe uses just a can of peanut butter and a can of frosting to make a fudge-like treat in a snap.
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PB&M Fudge

Fluffernutter fans, this is your dream fudge recipe! It's got the peanut butter and marshmallow combo you adore with the addition of some sweetened condensed milk and white baking chocolate for a bit more decadence.

Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

You've gotta try making these customizable homemade chocolate candies as a food gift this holiday season. Choose the chocolate type and filling your recipient most loves to show how much you care.

Bourbon-Brown Sugar Nuts

Glaze toasted almonds in a quick caramel-like mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, brown sugar, and a splash of bourbon