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.

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.
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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.
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Make-It-Mine Caramel Cracker Candy

This easy candy recipe is commonly called "Christmas crack" because once you start it's almost impossible to stop eating this sweet-and-salty concoction. Often made for the holidays, there's no reason you can't make this dessert recipe year-round.
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Marbled Caramel Apples

Take caramel apples up a notch with a triple dip in caramel, chocolate, and vanilla candy coating. The result is a stunning swirl effect to your dipped apple.
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Santa Hat and Christmas Tree Brownies

Decorate dessert to make Christmas tree brownies or Santa hats, or heck, some of each! The Christmas desserts will vanish fast thanks to their fudgy texture and eye-catching appeal.
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Missouri Gooey Butter Bars

This dessert bar recipe is designed to be as gooey as possible. You'll know they're done when the filling is just lightly browned and puffed, but there is still some jiggle. If gooey isn't your thing, bake a few minutes longer.
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More Candy Recipes

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Melt and stir. It's that easy when you use your microwave for this ultra-rich chocolate dessert. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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Triple Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

This decadent slow cooker dessert recipe is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Three doses of chocolate give this slow cooker cake its signature rich, chocolatey flavor.
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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