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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Buttermilk Fudge
Buttermilk provides an irresistible tang to cut through the sweetness of this creamy fudge recipe.
Candy Cane Swirl Fudge
It only takes 15 minutes to prep this festive holiday fudge recipe. Use gel food coloring instead of liquid food coloring for the most vibrant color.
S'mores Popcorn Balls
This campfire twist on the nostalgic popcorn ball recipe is perfect for gifting (and munching).
Nut Brittle
There's no reason this holiday candy favorite has to be made only with peanuts. Our Test Kitchen updated the classic recipe with cashews, almonds, and pepitas.
Honey-Sweetened Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Package this fall treat in cellophane bags to hand out as party favors or give as gifts to friends and neighbors.
Microwave Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin in candy? Yes, please! This no-bake pumpkin fudge is a fast and easy way to get your sweet tooth fix.
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Tamarind Apples
All four flavors-sweet, salty, sour, and bitter-play in the extraordinary ensemble that performs this smash-hit recipe for a delicious Mexican street treat.
Curried Popcorn Toss
Say hello to your new favorite movie night treat. This healthy snack packs the perfect balance of sweet and savory (without any added sugars).